Kevin Byars

Sydni Anderson, WKMS

Candidates for Marshall County judge/executive and county sheriff faced off Monday night in the first of two forums hosted by Marshall County High School’s AP Government Class. Students posed questions regarding campaign priorities and plans to benefit the community.

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A Kentucky state audit found Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars overspent a budget limitation by more than $107,000 for 2013.

The county fiscal court each year sets the limit on how much the sheriff can spend on deputies’ and assistants’ salaries, but the sheriff can submit an audit to increase that limit.

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Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars says last weekend’s 400 Mile Yard Sale caused an uptick in traffic accidents in his jurisdiction.