Wintry weather has been costly to the county in terms of salt supplies and overtime.
Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, told Fiscal Court Jan. 25 his department has spread between 380 and 400 tons of salt this winter.
LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Veirs agreed that the total is the most the county has used during a winter season. Turner, mentioning that salt supplies are tight throughout the state, told the court the county may have to consider using a mixture of sand and calcium prepared by Irving Materials, Inc., out of Elizabethtown.
“Their winter mix works pretty well on ice, but is not as effective on snow because it is so small,” Turner said. “It’s cheaper than salt, but because it’s so fine, it doesn’t cover as much area.”
Magistrates Ricky Whitlock, Ronald Nunn and W.L. Miller said each had received phone calls from residents thanking the county for its effective snow and ice removal.
In other business, Turner gave second reading to bond refinancing which he said will cut annual costs about $20,000 per year.