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Somerset gets new police chief

SOMERSET, Ky. (WYMT) - One Southern Kentucky city has a new police chief.

The Somerset Police Department is reporting on their Facebook page that Major Doug Nelson is now the head of the department.

Nelson started his career in February 1988 as a deputy under then Sheriff Sam Catron while still attending college at Eastern Kentucky University.

He had served as the acting chief since 2007.


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