Sheriff’s injury prevents attendance at forum

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By Linda Ireland

The April 13 forum for LaRue County Sheriff candidates gave two of the three contenders a chance to speak before an audience of about 100 at the LaRue County Courthouse.

Incumbent Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, a Democrat, was unable to attend as he sustained an on-the-job injury earlier in the day.

Shoffner said he tripped over something in the department’s storage room and hit his head. A family member transported him to Hardin Memorial Hospital where 12 stitches where required to close the gash on his forehead.

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