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Billy Caraway

Hardin County has lost a former longtime elected official who served in two different offices. Current County Judge Wayne McDaniel has announced that former County Judge Billy Caraway has died.

Caraway served as Hardin County Judge from 1998 to 2014.

Judge McDaniel posted on his Facebook page "I am sad to inform the citizens of Hardin County that I was notified by Judge Carl Griffith a short while ago of the passing of longtime Hardin County Judge Billy Caraway.

Judge Caraway served as County Judge for 16 years and, prior to that, served as Tax Assessor-Collector. He retired on December 31, 2014.

Please keep Mrs. Caraway and the entire family in your prayers."

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