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Sheriff candidates square off
From left, Doc Smith, Jackie Matheny and Danice Taylor participate in a discussion Tuesday night at a Southern Standard/ WCPI political forum. The three men are vying for sheriff. - photo by Duane Sherrill
Two different pictures were painted of Warren County on Tuesday night during a political forum featuring candidates for sheriff.Candidates Danice Taylor and Doc Smith both said Warren County is a hotbed for drugs and criminal activity, while current Sheriff Jackie Matheny said his department is doing a great job fighting crime and keeping the community safe.“The homes and possessions of the people of Warren County should not be a payday for criminals,” said Smith during his opening statement. “You should be able to leave your home and have peace of mind knowing that your home will be secure and safe.”Added Taylor, “Highway 55, our bypass, is one of the main thoroughfares from Interstate 24 to 40 for transporting drugs. We don’t even have a drug dog in Warren County to stop this stuff.