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PAGE 16—THE CITIZEN-TIMES, Scottsville, Ky., Thursday, January 5, 2012 (C-T Photo by Matt Pedigo) (C-T Photo by Matt Pedigo) In a ceremony in the Allen Circuit Courtroom Circuit Judges Sid Broderson, above, and Janet Crocker administered the oath of office to the Allen County Sheriffs Office’s three Fiscal Court (Continued from page 1) tions, with about $25,000 to $30,000 to spare. The county still has a budgetary stake in this, as the ACSO fee-pools with the county. Magistrate Tony Wolfe sought confirmation from Cooke that this would be a good deal for the county as well. (C-T Photo by Matt Pedigo) ALL AGES ACTION— Four days of high school basketball action by boys and girls teams from around the Kentucky and northern Tennessee region held a lot of visitors’ interest last week as Allen County-Scottsville High School hosted the South Central Bank Halton Classic. Above, Allison Thrasher of Clinton County holds her threeyear-old daughter Holdin up to applaud the opening tip of the AC-S/Clinton County boys game. new deputies. From left are Jared Sullivan, Chris Barton and Luc Graves. Following training, the trio are expected to be ready for independent street duty by August. “And this will put us in a position to reduce some of this overtime next year,” he said. It would, Cooke said. He noted that the ACSO was averaging 1,600 hours of overtime per quarter—an expense of $37,400 every three months. Magistrate Danny Rutheford asked about contracts, referring to a county ordinance passed in earlier years that requires new deputies that the county pays to train to stay with the ACSO at least two duty years. This was intended to assure some return on the $28,512 per-deputy training cost by preventing now-trained and certified deputies from leaving for positions in other counties. In that, hazardous-duty retirement pay is an issue, and Magistrate Dennis Harper asked about that. Hazardous-duty pay and retirement are attractive options for certified officers seeking employment, but they’re expensive options for local governments to provide. Cooke said he had explained to the applicants from the start that the ACSO does not offer this benefit. “I’d love to be hazardousduty if we could, but I don’t want to ask for too much,” Cooke said. “It would get to the point that we couldn’t afford deputies due to retirement (costs),” Harper said. The court reached consensus that it didn’t need to vote on approving the hiring, leaving that up to Cooke. However, on a motion by Wolfe, seconded by Magistrate Roman Perry Jr., the court voted unanimously to authorize Allen Judge/Executive Johnny Happy New Year from Farmers Livestock Market of Glasgow Sale resumes January 2 Strong family owned business run on ethics WE OFFER •Competive Prices • Large buyer base from across the country • Internet Bidding • Farm Visits Looking forward to serving past and new customers in the year 2012 Darrell Loy (270) 866-1588 Bill Chase (270) 646-7419 Lanny Slaughter (270) 646-8639 Tipp Covington (270) 221-5496 FARMERS LIVESTOCK MARKET 2 miles west of Glasgow on Hwy. 68 (270) 678-2118 Hobdy to sign any necessary documents in the process. “This will be great for the county,” Cooke said, adding that ACSO deputies were now averaging about six days a week at work. “Once they’re on the street with proper training, this will be a benefit to the county and the Sheriffs Office.” Cooke’s three new deputies, Lucian Graves, Chris Barton and Jared Sullivan—all Allen County natives—took their oaths of office Tuesday morning. Barton is the son of the son of former Kentucky State Police Trooper and Detective Richard Barton and wife Carolyn. A 1995 Allen County-Scottsville High School graduate, he had been self-employed as owner of Cedar Springs Tire. He said his father’s extensive law enforcement service had helped inspire him to try a law enforcement career. Graves is the son of Pellie and Darla Graves. Many local AC-S Patriot basketball fans will remember this member of the 1,000-Point Club, who graduated AC-S in 2007. Graves will also graduate Western Kentucky University this spring, with a bachelor’s degree in computer information technology. Graves said law enforcement was a career he’d wanted to pur- At the December 27 meeting of the Allen Fiscal Court at Scottsville Fire Department’s Station Two, the Scottsville-Allen County Faith Coalition presented two checks—one from the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation and another in federal funding from the Coalition’s Drug Free Communities grant—for a combined total of $20,000. The grants sue since childhood. “I wanted to give back,” he said. “I figured this was a good career for that. I love Allen County, and plan on living here my whole life.” Sullivan is the son of George and Mendy Sullivan and Lisa Stephens. A 2003 AC-S graduate, he was the self-employed operator of Sullivan’s Septic and Backhoe Service. “This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” he said of law enforcement. “I’m thankful to have the opportunity. I look forward to serving the citizens of Allen county.” In other business: •Scottsville-Allen County Faith Coalition member Dana Dossey presented two checks, totalling $20,000, to aid the ACSO’s anti-drug efforts. With a two-year federal grant set to run out on December 31, the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation had earlier in the year approved a onetime, two-year, $75,000 bridge grant to buy time for the department to find other sources Of that, the first check for $10,620 was to fund the DTF and administrative work through June. The other $9,380, came through the Coalition’s federal Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant, which funds anti-drug initiatives at the rate of $125,000 an- will benefit continued operation of the Allen County Drug Task Force. Pictured are Sheriff Jeff Cooke, Magistrate Roman Perry Jr., Faith Coalition members Randy Dossey and wife Dana, who are presenting the checks to Allen Judge/Executive Johnny Hobdy; and magistrates Rickey Cooksey, Dennis Harper and Danny Rutheford. nually for five years. The DFC grant was written by ACSO Grant-Writer Shane Britt; the DFC programs are administered by Jennifer Lee, who co-wrote the LGTCF grant as well. •Hobdy brought up the possibility of an alternative heating source for the Allen County Animal Shelter. The block building is cold, he said; its electric heat pump runs continuously, running up utility bills in the process. He noted that Allen County Farmers Service offers wall-mounted propane heaters for $289, plus another $100 for a tank and installation—an investment that could help cut utility costs. The court approved. •The court approved the hiring of Kyle Harper to a part-time position at the Allen County Detention Center. Magistrate Harper abstained from this vote, as Kyle Harper is his nephew. •At Perry’s request, the court unanimously voted to start the process to implement a 35-mph speed limit Bro. Handley Milby will on Horseshoe Bend Road. preach Sunday, Jan 8 at 6 p.m. at Durham Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located approximately 3.5 miles out Hwy. 98 on Brownsford The Allen County BeeRoad. Bro. Jason Arterburn, keepers Association (ACBA) pastor and congregation in- will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in the Allen vite everyone to attend. County Extension Service Building. Gordon Vernon will give a program entitled: “Winter Feeding Tips”. Door A meeting to begin plan- prizes will be given out. ACBA Beekeeping school ning the 45th class reunion will be held on Saturday, of the 1967 Allen County High School class will be Feb. 4, 2012, at Allen Counheld at Earl G. Dumplin’s ty-Scottsville High School. Restaurant, Saturday, Jan. www. 14 at 9 a.m. Event organizers urge all thecitizen-times. Class of 1967 members to com participate. Special Preaching Set Beekeepers Meet Class of 1967 Reunion Meeting

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