Constable on a mission

December 6, 2014
Fifth District Magistrate Carl Bolton shows one of the wire frames that could be left behind long after a political advertisement has disintegrated.

Fifth District Magistrate Carl Bolton shows one of the wire frames that could be left behind long after a political advertisement has disintegrated.

By Bobbie Poynter


Printing enough political signs to get people’s attention can be very costly. For candidates around Knox County who have abandoned their advertisements along public thoroughfares, the cost could get even higher.

These leftover political signs littering Kentucky’s public highways have become more than just eyesores. They have become a danger to the highway crews who are tasked with mowing the roadsides. The wires left behind after the paper has disintegrated cannot be seen by the road crews. These wires can easily get caught up in the crew’s equipment or worse yet, become a projectile aimed directly for a nearby home.

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