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Police chief: 2-3 additional officers needed

Following the community’s continued drug problem and strains on the Owenton Police Department, Police Chief Terry Gentry believes the department could use more manpower and recently asked the City Council to consider hiring two to three more officers.
Gentry reported three felony arrests, two drug arrests and 900 complaints over the last month during the Oct. 3 council meeting. This, combined with two officers who will soon go through mandatory training, limits what the department can do.

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