Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks along with London City Police Officer Kenny Jones graduated another self defense class on Thursday night March 24, 2016.
The class was taught at East Bernstadt Church of God, in East Bernstadt, Ky.
This women's self defense program is nationally recognized ,and consisted of three nights of training with each night requiring three hours of classroom work and practical exercises. 8 Laurel County women participated in the class which instructed on how to be prepared, how to take control, and how to fight to protect themselves.This class was conducted free of charge, and it is available to other area female citizens also.
Sheriff Root stresses that it is our goal at the Laurel County Sheriff's Office to make area female citizens more aware of their surroundings, and to provide some preventative safety measures that can be utilized along with some basic self defense that can be deployed in the unlikely event of an attack.
Pictured L to R: Brandy Howard, Christy Richardson, Ethel Davidson, Debra Howard, Mary Strunk, Bridget Vannatter,
Shirley Masters, Carol Brandenburg, and Special Deputy Elizabeth Sparks.