The April 4th local election is right around the corner and one item that many figures in the community are still pushing for is the Taylorville School Tax Referendum. Should the referendum fail, it would lead to a reduction in staff at Taylorville Schools, and shuttering all extracurricular programs at the school.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is concerned about a possible rise in crime should the referendum fail, stating how an increase in free time for teens often leads to increases in local crime, and increased alcohol and drug abuse.
Christian County is attempting to quell a drug problem throughout the county. Sheriff Kettelkamp said he feels that problem may be getting worse, especially among teens. He fears that the issue will only get worse if extracurricular activities that help teens have to be canceled.
Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp appeared on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.