Blanton promoted to Major

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Kentucky State Police Major John C. Blanton (center), a Salyersville native and resident, received his promotion certificate from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (left) and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) on Aug. 16 in Frankfort.

A 20-year KSP veteran, Blanton will transfer from KSP Post 8 in Morehead to the Administrative Division, Operational Support Troop in Frankfort. A 1986 graduate of Magoffin Co. High School and a 1990 graduate of the University of Kentucky-Prestonsburg Community College, Blanton is the son of Ed and Pansy Blanton of Salyersville.