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Ft. Wright Administrator Leaving to Become Chief Deputy at Kenton Jail

Fort Wright city administrator Ed Butler is stepping down from his post to become chief deputy at the Kenton County Detention Center.

He announced the move in a letter to the public on Friday.

"I do not want to take too much of your time explaining my thought process on this career change; I will simply say that I believe working in the criminal justice field is where I am meant to be," wrote Butler, who served twenty years with Kenton County Police, retiring as chief, andn for years leading Kenton County emergency dispatch. 

Butler applauded the staff and citizens of Fort Wright and thanked them for their help during his nearly two years as a city administrator.

He will remain with the city until mid-June while his replacement is found.

"I will ensure that the mayor and council have everything they need to find a world class leader and to ensure a seamless transition while continuing to provide the services that you deserve," Butler wrote. 

-Staff report

Photo: Ed Butler (RCN file)