Lawmakers have been trying for years to pass a bill that would limit the authority of constables, if not do away with them all together. State Representative Adam Koenig is sponsoring a bill that could do just that. He says constables are obsolete.
Constables are elected and have the same law enforcement powers as sheriffs, but lack the same requirements. Koenig says
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Constables are guaranteed their power by the Kentucky Constitution. This bill would amend the constitution to let counties decide whether to keep their constables.