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All things new, Hart County

First day, first drug bust, first court meeting… first of many

By Scotty Dennis

This article is a small recap of new changes and accomplishments thus far for Hart county. A new Judge-Executive, Sheriff and deputies, Munfordville and Bonnieville city mayor, and Hart County Board of Education are bringing brand-new ideas, a new presence, and a fresh start.

“We wish him a happy retirement, and now maybe he can take some well-deserved time for himself and his family. He worked hard for 13 years. Sometimes what we think we want isn’t always the best for us.”

One of the most controversial and tense races for years was the race for Sheriff. Former Sheriff, Boston Hensley, was in office for 13 years. Although he may have lost the race for Sheriff against the current Sheriff, Jeff Wilson, many have agreed that Boston had a good run and provided a commendable service while protecting and serving Hart County. It is always difficult to fall a bit short in a race for an electoral position. There’s no doubt this is a major lifestyle change, but it happens to the best of the best. People of Hart County have expressed their gratitude for the service Boston and his deputies provided for those of Hart County. “We wish him a happy retirement, and now maybe he can take some well-deserved time for himself and his family. He worked hard for 13 years. Sometimes what we think we want isn’t always the best for us,” quoted one of Hart County’s prominent figures.

When Sheriff Jeff Wilson took office, he brought with him two new faces in the front office, Sheryl Shirley, aka “Zumba Lady”, and Caity Houchens. Greeting everyone with a warm smile these ladies are eager to help. 

On the very first day Sheriff Jeff Wilson took office, January 7, Deputy Steven Shields and Deputy Jacob Hodges responded to a drug complaint at 91 Cedar Cliff Road in Horse Cave. After attaining a search warrant over 9 pounds of marijuana, over $17,000 in cash, as well as paraphernalia was discovered at the residence. Three subjects were arrested and booked in Hart County Jail. 

This take-down was an incredible accomplishment for the first day in office for Hart County Sheriff and his deputies. Acts such as this bring comfort that our county is in the hands of an elite group of public servants. 

Judge Joe Choate’s family was present at Hart County Fiscal Court for Judge Choate’s first official court meeting.

Judge Joe Choate took the seat of former Judge-Executive Terry Martin, leaving him with a seemingly daunting role of filling his shoes. Judge Martin left behind a beautiful legacy of hard work and economic growth and economic development. The first Fiscal Court meeting was a memorable moment. Judge Joe Choate was supported by his family and a large turnout of Hart County citizens. 

January, this first month of the year is only the beginning of what’s to come for Hart County. The last discussion of change is what is hosting this article, Hart County’s new and only daily news, DayLily News: From the Hart of Kentucky. DayLily News is Hart County’s first online news source. Now Hart County can stay updated on the most relevant and current news available. DayLily News is still under construction but will be completed really soon. 

Hart County’s new changes will prove to be a total success but the support from this community is necessary. We all ask you to do your part and show support for the new changes for Hart county.

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