Tracy Beatty was elected to his first term as Sheriff of Ohio County in 2014. In law enforcement for 20 years, Sheriff Beatty served as a deputy in Ohio County under two different administrations. He began as a patrol deputy and was promoted through years of hard work and dedication to Sergeant, Captain and then Chief Deputy. One of his 20 years was served as an officer for the City of Beaver Dam before being elected Sheriff.
Sheriff Beatty was born and raised in Ohio County on his family farm near Fordsville, Kentucky. He graduated from Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Indiana and attended Owensboro Community College and Eastern Kentucky University. He is a 1994 graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice and a graduate of the Academy of Police Supervision Class #44.
Sheriff Beatty is a proud member of the National Rifle Association and the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association. He is an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Magan, Kentucky and the Masonic Lodge #600 in Fordsville, Kentucky. He is a Board Member of both the Ohio County Cooperative Extension Services and the Ohio County Development Council.
Sheriff Beatty operates a small farm in Fordsville with approximately 80 head of cattle. In his spare time, he enjoys horseback riding, working on the farm and spending time with family.