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Government

  • Pending litigation: School Board meets in closed session

    The LaRue County School Board met in closed session last week to discuss “proposed or pending litigation against or on behalf of the public agency.”

    The board, meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, spent about 40 minutes discussing the issue with board attorney James Whitlow. Superintendent Sam Sanders and Assistant Superintendent Amanda Reed also met with the board during that time.

  • Fiscal Court approves requirements for constables

    LaRue County Fiscal Court met Monday afternoon and voted on requirements for constables who want to drive with blue lights on their car. According to the resolution, constables will have to submit a request for the lights, along with the make, model and license number of their car. The vehicle they use must be clearly marked with permanent decals stating it is utilized in law enforcement. They must also submit proof that their insurance covers liability for at least six months.

  • 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.