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SPENCER COUNTY -- A staffing shortage has the Spencer County Sheriff's Department desperate to find new deputies.
According to WFIE, nearly a dozen deputies left in just the last few months for various reasons.
Now, newly elected Sheriff Kelli Reinke is working to bring in new people to fill those positions.
Reinke , who was just elected as the new sheriff, recommended hiring three new deputies during a merit board meeting this week.
The sheriff’s office is still taking applications.