Kentucky's Most Famous Sheriff set to celebrate 93rd Birthday

Sheriff Sizemore samples confiscated

Col. T.C. Sizemore


Col. T.C. Sizemore will be 93 years young Saturday March 08, 2014

A native of Clay County, Kentucky, the legendary Col. Sizemore is a veteran of World War II and over the course of his colorful career, has been a school teacher, served as High Sheriff of Clay County, Kentucky and owned and published newspapers in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Left: Sheriff Sizemore samples confiscated "shine' during a raid on an illegal whiskey operation.

T.C. saw action in the Western Pacific, under Gen. Douglas McArthur, during World War II. Subsequent to the war, Col. Sizemore ran for the office of sheriff, was elected and became famous for his campaign against moonshine traffickers in Clay County.

During his four years as high sheriff of Clay County, Kentucky, T.C. made history by destroying more than 500 moonshine stills.  Col. Sizemore was also close friend of World War I Hero, Sgt. Alvin York.

Thomas C. Sizemore, is a veteran journalist and a writer of vast experience and creativity and has served as Area Correspondent for "Time" and "Life" magazines.

A recently published book, Kentucky's Most Famous Sheriff chronicles the life of T.C., a man who has walked with Governors and dined with a President of the United States.

Back: L to R - Carolyn Smith and Pam Sizemore
Front: L to R - Phyllis Allen and Col. Sizemore

The Red Bird School Alumni Association, Inc. has presented former Clay County Sheriff Col. T.C. Sizemore with the association's highest honor.  Col. Sizemore was awarded the Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement to the Red Bird School.


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