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Hardin officials talk with citizens about local drugs, nuisance house

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Some Hardin residents are called on city officials to bust an alleged meth lab and inquired about the city’s efforts to deal with Hardin’s infamous “Addams Family House.”

During last Wednesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mark Smith initiated the drug crackdown discussion early in the meeting at Hardin City Hall, saying Hardin Police Chief Ted Kuhlman “needs a little help” in shutting down the alleged meth lab. (Coincidentally, near meeting’s end, Kuhlman received board approval to hire a volunteer part-time officer.)

Mayor Bob McCorkendale told Smith the situation is “being handled” and cautioned him by saying “You can’t just go on somebody’s property and bust the door in and say, ‘We’re here.’ ”

Resident Nancy Herring continued her discussion with the city from the board’s April and May meetings about the vacant rundown house on East Elm Street near Merchants and Farmers Bank.

During the discussion, Herring asked Larry Eastley, Hardin’s building inspector, about his findings from recently checking over the property dubbed “The Addams Family House.”  Eastley said there was “a whole list of things” wrong.

“It’s so bad that it rates under the dangerous building (code) because it’s got two load-bearing structures … (that aren’t) sufficient,” he stated.

The complete story is in the Thursday, June 25, 2015 Richmond News.

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