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Happy Birthday Col. T.C. Sizemore! "Kentucky's Most Famous Sheriff"

Sheriff Sizemore samples confiscated

Col. T.C. Sizemore


A "living legend" - Col. T.C. Sizemore is 94 years young today, March 8, 2015. The former High Sheriff of Clay County, Kentucky became famous for his campaign against moonshine traffickers in Clay County, Kentucky.

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

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 & published newspapers in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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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