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Fiscal Court renews contract for housing disabled inmates

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County government conducts second reading of budget proposal

By Ron Benningfield

LaRue County Fiscal Court renewed its contract with Taylor County Detention for housing disabled inmates as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 8.

LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner explained to the court that the local jail, being constructed before handicapped accessibility was required, has no cells that meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

“We had to make provisions for handicapped inmates if needed, and Taylor County, which has a newer facility that meets those requirements, agreed to contract with us,” Turner said.

In other business, the judge gave second reading to the 2010-11 county budget, noting that the state made no changes in the proposed budget.

Second District Magistrate Scotty Lee requested that that the new budget contain funds to go toward fixing the bathrooms at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

“They gave us a list of their top priorities, and those bathrooms were high on the list,” Lee told the court.

The court passed a resolution allowing LaRue County Water District to run lines on the county’s right-of-way if needed.

Timmy Brown, county road supervisor, reported crews have reset windblown brown signs on Lincoln Parkway and Highway 84 near Sonora. Crews also ditched areas on Miller and Murrieltown roads, are mowing in the Buffalo area and mow trimming in the Lyons Station area.

Bryan Durham, third district magistrate, requested repair of a hole that has formed in the blacktop on Wells Road and also requested crews install a tile on the gravel section of that road.

W.L. Miller, fourth district magistrate, requested mow trimming and removal of a dead tree on Ramsey Road as well as mow trimming on Wonderland Road.

Brown said Duncan Johnson has been hired as a part time mower with his department.