Meet Our Sheriff

Curtis McGehee was born in Greenville, KY. He is 1982 graduate of Muhlenberg Central High School. He is married to Melissa Higgs McGehee. Melissa is a 1979 graduate of Hughes Kirk High School. They have three children, Jon 27, Robbie 25, and Caleb 21.  

Curtis’s leadership skills began to develop when he was in high school where he was actively involved in FFA. During his junior and senior year he served as chapter president. His senior year he also served as Pennyrile Regional President and upon graduating served as a state FFA officer. In the spring of 2009 he was chosen as the last honorary FFA member of the Muhlenberg South High School.  

When Curtis graduated from high school he attended Hopkinsville Community College where he majored in law enforcement and later attended Mid-Continent University in Mayfield.    

Curtis began serving as Sheriff on Jan 3, 2011. In Feb of 2012 he graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Academy Training Program in Richmond. 

In Sept of 2012 he received two distinct honors from the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association;   he was awarded the Medal of Honor and Sheriff of the Year.

Curtis has aggressively fought drug abuse believing that a sober community is a safer community. Not only does the department seek to arrest those who sell illegal drugs but the department has also developed prevention efforts such as: The Junior Deputy Program (a program designed for third graders that has received state recognition.) 

In order to increase public awareness and encourage community involvement Curtis has written newspaper articles and developed a power point program that has been shown dozens of times throughout the county.