Couple files suit over land division

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Fiscal Court, planning board named in petition

By The Staff

A Magnolia couple has filed suit against LaRue County Fiscal Court and Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning in LaRue Circuit Court.

Scott and Cyndi Martin claim they purchased 66.28 acres on East Leafdale Road and divided it into four tracts of 17 acres more or less. They planned to sell it earlier this year, according to the suit, and contacted an appraiser.

The couple claims they were told by planning and zoning commissioner Paul Lassanske or the committee the land could not be divided into smaller tracts and sold. The appraiser, according to the suit, would not proceed.

The suit claims the commission caused immediate and irreparable damage and asks for an immediate hearing, declaratory judgment, costs and attorney fees.

In its response to the suit, the county claims the request did not comply with KRS 100 dealing with planning and zoning and asks for the case to be dismissed and costs.