At the same time that LaRue County Fiscal Court received a thank you card from some residents of Cissal Hill for the recent paving done there, second district magistrate Ricky Whitlock received a complaint that some teens and young adults had stopped traffic on the steep, winding hill to race Hot Wheels down it.
“They were evidently going down it in those toy Hot Wheel cycles,” Whitlock told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 27. “I called dispatch about it and didn’t hear any more about them.”
Road department supervisor Clyde Viers reported that crews had spread dense grade on shoulders and replaced stop signs on the hill as well as on Old Sonora Road.
Crews also installed a name sign on Hancock Loop, new entrance tiles on Holton Valley and Spencer School roads, put blacktop in cutouts on Airline, Murrieltown, Jenkins roads and the entrance to the environmental farm on Leafdale Road.
The department has acquired a 2003 semi-tractor.
“The motor on the old one, which we had been using for about 15 years, blew up, and we got the new one at a good price‚” Viers said.
Tony Stewart, first district magistrate, requested a dead end or no outlet sign be posted on Old Sonora Road.
The court approved a $500 donation to Project Graduation.
“Every year, we’ve contributed to this program that gives graduating seniors a safe environment,” Tommy Turner, judge-executive, told magistrates.
Because the fourth-Tuesday regular court meeting date falls on Christmas Day, the magistrates agreed to meet one time in December. That meeting is 9 a.m. Dec. 18.