Kim Lewis, left, Barbour County’s Payroll Clerk, and Sheriff Brett Carpenter are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in July, photographed in front of the Sheriff Department’s new headquarters at 206 South Main Street in Philippi.
The building is the former site of Chambers Chiropractors.
Lewis, the county’s payroll clerk and Human Relations Coordinator, is a former employee of CPA Melody Jones in Belington. Lewis may be reached at 26 North Main Street, the Barbour County Courthouse located in Philippi, telephone (304) 457-4577 or e-mail
Sheriff Brett Carpenter has served in law enforcement for over 20 years. His office, whose objective he says is to “save the people”, handles home confinement, accident reports, responds to 911 calls throughout the county, and manages the county tax office in the county courthouse. He is an elected official with a degree from West Virginia University. His mailing address is 26 North Main Street, Philippi, telephone (304) 457-2352 and e-mail
Carpenter is Vice President of the county’s Drug Task Force and Vice President of the SWAT team. He received the Governor’s Life Saving Award from the Office of Defense, and Patriotic Employee Award. The new building at 206 South Main Street in Philippi, houses 13 deputies and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.