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
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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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