Today(Friday) Governor Mike Parson appointed Keaton Ashlock as the Hickory County Prosecuting Attorney. This appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of J. Michael Brown on January 1st. Ashlock is currently an assistant prosecuting attorney in Dallas County. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Missouri State University as well as a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. The position of Hickory County Prosecuting Attorney is a part-time position.