Magistrates approve local jail policy update

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County's surplus equipment auction scheduled for Aug. 29

By Ron Benningfield

Magistrates approved an updated jail policy and procedure manual as LaRue County Fiscal Court met Aug. 11 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

“A lot of these items added in the updating are common sense things, such as ‘inmates may have toilet paper upon request,’ but since that is state law, they must be included in the manual,” Judge-Executive Tommy Turner explained to the court.

Magistrate Scotty Lee voted against the update, saying he never had the opportunity to read the policy and procedure manual.

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