Editorial: Position of constable no longer serves its intended purpose

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

A few years ago in this space, this board opined about how the elected position of constable was an anachronism, a job out of time.

It may have been a necessity back in the day, before modern roads and modern police staffing. It even had its duties — one of the chief ones being to oversee local farmers’ castration needs for their livestock, or the disposal of deceased livestock, or just putting down a “mad dog.” Also included in those duties is the constitutional power of arrest, the same as any county sheriff in Kentucky.

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