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Would you take a buck to kill a mad dog?

January 13, 2010

We have an editorial coming Sunday weighing in on whether the office of constable has outlived its usefulness in Kentucky.

During my research, I found a schedule of fees that constables are allowed to charge for various services they might provide.

Like other morsels still existing in Kentucky law (duel, anyone?), this list provides a look at a time long past, or at the very least, an interesting shopping list.

64.190 Constables.
Constables may collect for the following services the following fees:
Making arrests for violations involving a motor
vehicle on the public highways ……………………………………………………….. $0.50
Taking up a vagrant …………………………………………………………………………………. .50
Killing a mad dog …………………………………………………………………………………… 1.00
Killing and burying a distempered horse, ass or mule ………………………………….. 3.00
Killing and burying any other cattle, per head …………………………………………….. 2.00
Altering a stud, jackass or bull ………………………………………………………………….. 1.00
Any other services, the same fees allowed sheriffs for similar services.
Effective: January 2, 1978
History: Amended 1976 (1st Extra. Sess.) Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 30, effective January 2, 1978. — Amended 1956 Ky. Acts ch. 205, sec. 1. — Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 1733.
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    February 9, 2010 3:14 am

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