Stephen Shouse

530 William Ball Road
Sturgis, KY 42459

Office: 270-333-9444



Functions of the Office

The Coroner is responsible for the identification of unclaimed bodies, administration of Coroners' inquest, and issuation Certifications of Death.

Beyond determining the cause of death, the Coroner and the Coroner Deputies have full power and authority of peace officers, including the power of arrest and the authority to bear arms and administer oaths.

For the purpose of making investigations, he/she may enter public or private property, seize evidence, interrogate persons, require the production of medical records, documents, or other evidence.  The Coroner may impound vehicles involved in vehicular deaths, employ special investigators and photographers, and expend funds for carrying out the provisions of his/her duties.