PRESTONSBURG - Roger Webb ended his time as Jailer on Tuesday handing off the responsibility of managing the counties jail to Cheyenne R. McKinney.
Floyd County Judge Executive R.D. “Doc” Marshall released an order of appointment Tuesday which made the transition of jailers official. According to the order, Roger Webb tendered his resignation at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday April 30, at which time Cheyenne McKinney took control.
Marshall, whose dealings with the jailer have at times been tense, spoke glowingly of the Webb on Tuesday. “I have known Roger Webb and Kaye, long before he was elected Jailer of Floyd County. After serving with him as an elected official, I now fully understand the difficult task of the office of jailer and the responsibility incurred.”
Marshall said that Webb has done an exemplary job. “I wish them the best and may God bless them in the days ahead.”
McKinney will serve in the position until a full term Jailer is elected next year. He has said that he does plan on being a candidate in next years election.
“My duty is simply,” said McKinney. “To ensure the jail operates to its fullest capacity in the field of financial management. It’s my goal to turn over a successful and efficient operation to the citizen’s choice of a full time Jailer.”
Marshall says that he believes McKinney is the right man for the job as the counties new Jailer.
“I am confident that Mr. McKinney will work diligently to perform the duties of the office and follow the guidelines established by the Department of Corrections.”
McKinney begins his time as Jailer in the middle of a financial crisis for the county. County officials have been debating the costs that could be saved by simply closing the jail and housing prisoners at other facilities.