LIBERTY - The Casey County dog warden has been certified as an animal control officer.
Ricky Luttrell, who has been picking up and housing stray dogs and cats for the past several years, attended training last week, Judge-Executive Ronald Wright told Fiscal Court on Monday night.
After the certification was announced, Wright's suggestion to increase Luttrell's salary by $200 per month to $9,683 per year was approved by the court.
Luttrell is responsible for picking up strays and housing them for a five-day period before they are adopted or destroyed. The salary also pays for the use of his vehicle and gasoline.