LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 9 that the following day he was scheduled to sign an agreement with Hardin County to house LaRue’s stray animals.
According to the contract, Hardin County will receive up to 20 animals per calendar month with LaRue County paying an annual fee of $21,000 for the services. LaRue County also agrees to pay $15 for each animal transported in excess of the 20-animal allowance. The contract stipulates Hardin County will accept only felines and canines.
LaRue County’s animal control officer will collect the animals and transport them to Hardin County’s shelter on Nicholas Street. The agreement came after Taylor County, which had contracted for LaRue County’s strays, closed its shelter in February.
Turner also read a letter to the court from Quisenberry and Quisenberry attorneys in Calhoun stating that the estate of Bland C. Hardison had left to LaRue County $1,432.47 as part of a bequest to the state’s 120 counties.
“The letter stipulated that funds must be used in a manner related to each county’s animal shelter or control program,” Turner read.
In other business, the county approved the sheriff’s settlement for taxes for outgoing sheriff Bobby Shoffner.
Clyde Veirs, county road department supervisor, reported crews cut down and removed a dead tree from Edlin Hill Road; took out two trees, cut the shoulder and pulled ditches on Old Dixie Loop; reset signs on Hubbard Loop, Ned Russell Road, Mill and Kyle streets.