Long time and well-known Powell County Law officer passes


Melvin Lee Rogers, age 66, husband of Catherine Benningfield Rogers of Stanton, Kentucky passed away Tuesday April 19, at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. Melvin was a law enforcement officer for 33 years serving as the chief deputy of the Powell County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the Clay City Police Department. He also served two years as Powell County Jailer. Melvin was a member of Spruce First Church of God in Jeffersonville, where he served as a board member and he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. His obituary states, he had a passion for horses and loved to go horseback riding and he enjoyed riding motorcycles as well.  

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue in Stanton.  Funeral services officiated by Bro. James Wendall Clevinger and Bro. Ed Farmer are scheduled at 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 22, 2022 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Benningfield Cemetery, on Paint Creek Road in Stanton.