Casey sheriff hires constable

March 31, 2004

LIBERTY - Casey County Fiscal Court accepted the resignation Tuesday of Freeman Luttrell, constable in the 1st District, who left the job to take a position as deputy with Casey County Sheriff's Department.

Luttrell, 34, began his duties Tuesday. He lives on Merritt Ridge Road in Windsor.

He was elected constable in 2002 and has been working closely with Casey Sheriff Jerry Coffman and his duties.

"He has shown an interest in law enforcement since he became constable and has helped us a lot," said Coffman. "I believe he will make a good deputy."

Luttrell will work evenings. He also is employed as a school bus driver and custodian at Phelps Elementary School.

Luttrell majored in enforcement at Somerset Community College and has several hours of training, Coffman said.

In other business, Judge-Executive Ronald Wright said the county will get $80,800 from the Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment program to clean up a dump on Smith Ridge Road.


In personnel matters, the court hired Tommy Joines as a part-time employee for the Enhanced 911 emergency communications system.

He will be paid $7.37 per hour.

Budget matters

In budget matters, the court accepted the East Casey County Water District budget that includes $1,076,500 for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, and learned the Casey County Detention Center budget is $1,421,639 and will be included in the county's overall budget.

County Clerk Eva Miller also has turned over $55,000 to the county as a partial payment in excess fees for this fiscal year.

The court also accepted a franchise agreement with Mediacom Cablevision Co. if County Attorney Thomas M. Weddle Jr. checks for revisions in the document.

The court will dedicate a new truck for the Liberty/Casey County Rescue Squad prior to its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Monday.

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