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Rick McCubbin named new chief of Shepherdsville Police Department

WDRB 41 - Louisville, Kentucky
Rick McCubbin named new chief of Shepherdsville Police Department

The former Bardstown police chief has been chosen to lead the Shepherdsville Police Department.

Rick McCubbin was named as the chief on Tuesday following a vote of 6-0 by the Shepherdsville City Council.

McCubbin will replace Doug Puckett who gave a written notice he would retire on Jan. 31.

McCubbin left the Bardstown force in May of 2016 and cited interference from Bardstown Mayor John Royalty as a major reason for his departure.

Rick McCubbin is the new chief of the Shepherdsville Police Department.

After a unanimous 6-0 vote Tuesday night, McCubbin was sworn in during the first meeting of the newly elected council.

Former chief Douglas Puckett, who has been with the department since 2003, will retire at the end of the month. McCubbin retired as Bardstown Police Chief back in April 2016.