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Government

  • Senator's funeral is Tuesday

    Sen. Wendell Ford died Thursday at his home in Owensboro after fighting lung cancer. He was 90.

    Gov. Beshear also directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise Friday, Jan. 23 through sundown Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

    The public is invited to visit the Capitol on Sunday, where Sen. Ford will lie in state from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m.  Gov. Beshear and Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen will participate in the service.

  • Kentucky bids farewell to the man who 'never lost a race'

     Retired U.S. Sen. Wendell Hampton Ford, the self-styled "Boy from Yellow Creek" who became governor of Kentucky and assistant majority leader of the U.S. Senate in a 33-year political career, died early Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

    He was 90.

    Ford had announced on July 18, 2014, that he was battling lung cancer.

    Ford, who never lost a race, served in public office from 1965 to 1999 - first as a member of the Kentucky Senate, then as lieutenant governor, governor and U.S. senator.

  • Fiscal Court: Water treatment changes

    A representative with Hardin County Water District Number Two told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court that his district has significantly increased its ability to serve LaRue County.

  • City deals with freezing weather, sewer and beavers

    The cold weather has been causing problems at the City’s sewer plant.

    Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore informed city council members at the Jan. 12 meeting that a grinder shaft “that chops up toilet paper and other waste materials” had broken due to the freezing conditions.

    “It was the whole shaft this time, not just a pin,” he said. Workers will attempt to remove the mechanism and take it to a machine shop for repairs. If it cannot be welded, it will have to be replaced.

  • FISCAL COURT: Magistrates hear report from Hardin Water District 2

    A representative with Hardin County Water District Number Two told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court that his district has significantly increased its ability to serve LaRue County.

  • McConnell takes helm of Senate
  • City council tackles water, sewer problems

     Hodgenville Mayor Kenny DeVore said a short prayer Monday night before calling the city council meeting to order.

    He asked for help during the challenging times to come.

    The list of problems he presented to the council may indeed, need divine intervention. Broken equipment, stuck valves, water leaks, and even beavers causing havoc at the city-owned lake are a few of the issues DeVore and the six-member council will be handling in the months ahead.

  • Fields' family provides information on fallen soldier

     More information has been provided about Lonnie Dale Fields, a local soldier who was killed in Vietnam in November 1970.

    Tammie Fields, who is married to Lonnie’s younger brother, Rickie, brought in a plaque that once was displayed in East Hardin High School. 

    Plaques were presented also to families of Thomas Jackson Barnes, Alvin Coy Knight and Dennis Lee Vance – all East Hardin students who died in Vietnam, according to a newspaper clipping.

  • City's only female mayor shares memories after retiring from political scene

     After decades of serving the City of Hodgenville, Glenda Wathen has retired from the political scene. 

    The long-time member of Hodgenville City Council did not seek re-election last year. She attended her final meeting of the council in December.

    Wathen served in numerous capacities over the years, including as mayor. 

  • Officials learn their 'Duty Under the Law' through free booklet

     Local leaders will be learning soon about their “Duty Under the Law.”

    A few legislative sessions ago, Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, introduced legislation and got it through both chambers that require elected or appointed public officials to learn all about Open Meetings and Open Records laws in the Commonwealth.