"Wildly funny and deeply tragic, often at the same time, these tales chronicle each sheriff's journey from youth to election to office and, ocassionally, into retirement." The Wayne County Outlook"
"From shooting skunks to chasing wild hogs, Tales of Kentucky Sheriffs showcases the umpredictable situations in which officers find themselves." The Paintsville Herald"
"The numerous experiences shared by the people interviewed cover several decades and provide a very enlightening look into the world of Kentucky county-level law enforcement."Kentucky Ancestors"
"Montell...has once again mined an important element of the state's culture with utter transparency."Kentucky Monthly"
"[Montell] has once again mined an important element of the state's culture with utter transparency, and has-once again-done the state proud." Kentucky Monthly"
" Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs so admirably updates an old format, the collection, with just enough scholarly adornment to get critical readers excited about new perspectives on community, folk voices, and folkloristic methodology." Journal of Folklore Research"
"Has the markings of a linchpin study for the future researcher of Kentucky law enforcement, and of United States sheriffs in general." Journal of Folklore Research"