Tracy Turner was born and grew up in Harlan County Kentucky. He graduated from James A. Cawood High School in 1977. He attended St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and is retired with the Kentucky State Police. A former officer with the Harlan Police Department, Tracy has also served as announcer and news director with stations WFSR and WHLN in Harlan and WSWV in Pennington Gap Virginia. He’s an avid storyteller and a Past Master of Harlan Masonic Lodge #879 F&AM.
Married to Shirley Johnson, of Elcomb KY, the couple has two sons and three grandchildren.