Fiscal court files lawsuit against former sheriff and several financial institutions

The drama continues to surround former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge.

The Times Tribune reports the Whitley County Fiscal Court filed a lawsuit against Hodge, Forcht Bank, First State Financial, and Community Trust Bank.

In the suit, the court is looking to acquire more than $114,000.

County Attorney Don Moses says accounts at the bank contain some of the prior sheriff's fee, tax and escrow money.

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