.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Government

  • Floyd wants to bring back eminent domain bill in 2015

    State Rep. David Floyd, a Bardstown Republican, was disappointed this week that his bill to protect landowners from the threat of condemnation of their property for the planned Bluegrass Pipeline didn’t pass in the 2014 session of the legislature.

    But he thinks it can be brought back next year.

  • New laws passed by General Assembly

     The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 regular session ended April 15, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and measures that will impact people throughout the state.

  • Absentee voting begins Monday

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 20 Primary Election is Monday, April 21.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 21.

  • Mayor: Meeting was a 'travesty'

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse called Monday’s city council meeting a “travesty” after the council took initial steps to remove him from office.

    “I’ve never in my life seen anything so unprofessional,” said Cruse, who has been mayor since 2007. “If I tried to do that to them, they’d hang me from a tree.”

    Cruse’s comments came after the council’s attorney, Michelle Sparks, presented the packed room with evidence found during an investigation by Kentucky State Police.

  • City Council: Open meeting questions lead to delay in proceedings

    Hodgenville City Council prepared to take a vote to remove Mayor Terry Cruse Monday night.

    However, City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke questioned whether the vote could be taken since public notice of the hearing had not been published in The LaRue County Herald News.

    The council voted to hold the meeting 7 p.m. May 1 at City Hall. For details, read Wednesday's Herald News.

  • Legislative wrap-up: Rep. Terry Mills

     FRANKFORT – Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make. Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrates dealing with road issues

     Wet winter and early spring weather wreaked havoc on county roads as evidenced by the number of requests magistrates made while fiscal court met April 8 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    District One Magistrate Tony Stewart reported water standing in a ditchline in Hutcherson Heights and a stop sign leaning on Commerce Drive.  

  • Democratic forum will be held at courthouse

     The LaRue County Democratic Woman's Club's candidate forum for tonight at 7 p.m. has been moved to the LaRue County Courthouse, same time, due to logistics problems. A local speech program champion will be the moderator. 

  • FRANKFORT UPDATE: Rep. Terry Mills

     FRANKFORT - While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • PHOTO: Senator Caroll Gibson

    Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, right, and Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, follow proceedings in the Kentucky Senate.