Courthouse Fixture: Stark Retires as Bailiff

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By Kristin Beck

About 75 family, friends and co-workers gathered for a surprise retirement party for Carroll County Sheriff’s Office bailiff Strother Stark, who has served since 1996. Stark received a Citation of Appreciation from the Kentucky House of Representatives, presented by Rep. Rick Rand, as well as numerous other tokens of appreciation.


Stark served on the Carrollton Fire Department for 62 years and is an active member of the Carrollton Masonic Lodge. He also coordinated the American Red Cross blood drive for more than 20 years and honorably served in the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He is a member of Carrollton Christian Church and has served as an elder and deacon.