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Fiscal Court deals with sign thefts

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Some 24 stop and road name signs have disappeared in the past month around LaRue County.

“We’ve had a lot taken on Highway 84 in the Sonora area and several on 357,” said Clyde Veirs, LaRue County road supervisor,  who described the thefts Tuesday at LaRue Fiscal Court’s meeting.

Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said fiscal court offers a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Road crews have cleaned loose shale, creek rock and driftwood from Wayne Ennis Road; cleaned ditches on Farris, Mt. Sherman-Ward and George Lee roads; repaired a grate on College Street in Buffalo; mow-trimmed on Edlin Hill Road and cut brush and limbs on Hancock Loop.

Turner told magistrates the City of Hodgenville has invited the county to go into partnership in the purchase of a 2003 diesel bucket truck.

“The city will use it to put up signs, decorations, and other uses like changing light bulbs,” Turner said. “We could use it when we’re cutting tree limbs instead of using our backhoe bucket.”

He said the city purchased the truck for $14,000. If the court agrees, the county will pay half of that amount. 

The court concurred with Planning and Zoning’s approval of rezoning 0.66 acre at 4520 Wayne Ennis Road  from A1 to R1A and 1.01 acres at 1937 Country Lane, from A1 to R1A.