New coroner named in Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Southern Kentucky county has a new coroner after the last one pleaded guilty in a theft case.

The Commonwealth Journal reports Charles Godbey was sworn in Thursday.

He replaces Richard New, who resigned Wednesday as part of a plea deal he made in the theft case.

Last week, New admitted to stealing from Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Godbey will finish New's term, which ends on December 31st 2014.

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