Johnson County Coroner

Johnson County Coroner J.R. Frisby

Johnson County Coroner - J.R. Frisby

J.R. Frisby is a lifelong resident of Johnson County and has served as Coroner since 1990. J.R has earned the Master Coroner Award by the Kentucky State Coroner’s Association, which is the highest level of achievement for a coroner. The Coroner’s Office has three Deputy Coroners, all of which are certified by the State. J.R has been a long-time employee of Jones Preston Funeral Home and is a member of the Little Mud Lick Church of God. He resides in the community of Staffordsville with his wife, Pauline. He has two children, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Home: (606) 297-4508

Cell: (606) 793-0453

New Vehicle for Johnson County Coroner

Johnson County Fiscal Court applied for and received USDA funds in the amount of $14,035 to assist with the purchase of a customized vehicle to be used by the Johnson County Coroner. Other matching funds include funds from the surplus sale of a vehicle, Area Development Funds, and LGEA (coal severance) funds. Currently, the only vehicle that the coroner has is a 2004 Ford E-150 van that is decreasing in reliability while increasing in maintenance costs. After researching the best choice for a replacement vehicle, it was determined that a four-wheel drive pickup truck modified with a cover added to the truck bed and an access door to create separation from the coroner and the bodies during transit, particularly when a body must be transported to Frankfort for an autopsy. The four-wheel drive capability of the vehicle will allow the coroner to easily access hollows and off-road scenes. The project is expected to be completed by Fall of 2020.