According to KRS 67.160, a temporary courthouse cannot be more than ONE & ONE QUARTER MILE (1 & 1/4) from the new one being built or the old one being repaired. The temporary one we have now is THREE times as far from the one being built. I will be the first to admit that I find it difficult to translate some laws by the ways some statues are written but this law appears cut & dry by the language it is written in.
I will try to link the site but I don't know if it will take anybody to the actual page, so I will also copy & paste the statue.
Does anybody have a different take on this?
"67.160 Temporary courthouse, clerk's office or jail.
The county judge/executive may rent, for the period that a courthouse is being built or repaired, or cannot be used, a house not more than a mile and one quarter from the public square or courthouse site, as a temporary courthouse. He may also rent, for the period that the clerk's office or jail is being built or repaired, a house within the same distance of the public square or courthouse site, as a temporary clerk's office or jail. The rent for such temporary courthouse, clerk's office or jail shall be paid out of the county treasury.
History: Amended 1960 Ky. Acts ch. 20, sec. 1. -- Recodified 1942 Ky. Acts ch. 208, sec. 1, effective October 1, 1942, from Ky. Stat. sec. 3950."