Marshall County Council sets wage for new probation officer

The new probation officer hired in Marshall County will make significantly less than the veteran who vacated the position. The county council set a starting salary of $16.44 an hour for the new hire, who will also be on a 90 day probationary period at 90-percent pay. The officer who left was making $22.22 an hour. Marshall County Council members noted the new hire will work his way up to a higher wage during his time of employment. Auditor Penny Lukenbill told the council it’s been quite some time since new employees have been hired and sought guidance on a pay scale for them.