The race for Keokuk County Sheriff is heating up after current Sheriff Jeff Shipley was charged with OWI, although the charges were later dropped. Previously Ron George, a former Sheriff of Keokuk County, and Tom Hadley, and candidate in the 2008 Sheriff election had filed for candidacy. Now two more candidates have filed. Sheriff Jeff Shipley has now filed papers to run along with a newcomer to the sheriff election, Larry Alderson. KCII will continue to follow the race for Sheriff.