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Fiscal Court To Give Bailiffs A Raise

Bailiffs Kelly Reynolds and David Reilly watch security footage at Mercer County Judicial Center. (File image.)

Robert Moore
Herald Staff

The Mercer County Fiscal Court has taken steps to avoid a possible shortage in bailiffs at the judicial complex. But bailiffs will not see a raise until sometime next year.

The fiscal court has been repeatedly warned about a possible shortage in bailiffs at the Mercer County Judicial Center due to low pay. According to the court security office, Boyle County pays $10 and Anderson County pays $11. Only Mercer County just pays the $9 an hour. The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts pays the first $9 an hour.

The judicial complex is allotted 12 bailiffs. If there aren’t enough officers to provide security, deputies from the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office would have to serve as bailiffs.

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