1966 - Police Quit - Teachers on Strike

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1966 - Police Quit - Teachers on Strike - Hodgenville Crisis Police-Force Police-Force...
Hodgenville Crisis Police-Force Police-Force Police-Force Puts Mayor By PHIL NORMAN CvrMr-JiriMl CvrMr-JiriMl CvrMr-JiriMl Staff Writer HODGENVILLE, Ky. Mayor C. P. Thurman directed traffic at a busy intersection intersection yesterday after the last member of his disgruntled Police Department failed to report for duty. Police Chief Don Benningfield and night policeman Lawrence Keith quit Sunday in a policy dispute with Mayor Thurman. The dispute was blamed, depending depending on who you talked to, on "smalltown "smalltown factionalism" or little town tendency tendency to "change everything" each time administrations change. The remaining member of the regular three-man three-man three-man force, C. M. Davenport, worked Sunday night and Monday. But Davenport Davenport could not be found yesterday, Mayor Thurman said, adding that "I guess he's asleep." On Heels of Strike . The breakup of the police department in this LaRue County seat of about 2,000 population came, coincidentally, on the heels of a week-long week-long week-long strike by county schoolteachers. Mayor Thurman had to stand in the rain to direct morning school-bus school-bus school-bus traffic at the intersectiin of U.S. 31E and Forest on Beat Avenue, near the center of town. He was back in the afternoon but said that he might send a volunteer in his place today. Meanwhile, two state troopers in the area yesterday assumed Hodgenville law-enforcement law-enforcement law-enforcement duties during the emergency. emergency. Mayor Thurman said the county sheriff Col. 1, back page, this section Breakup 4'..- 4'..- U

Clipped from The Courier-Journal07 Sep 1966, WedPage 1

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)07 Sep 1966, WedPage 1
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