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Government

  • Fiscal Court wants crosswalk at school, offers the scoop on poop

    In a resolution passed at its March 25 meeting, LaRue County Fiscal Court requested the state transportation department “review the necessity for a crosswalk” on U.S. 31-E at LaRue County High School.
    The resolution acknowledged that students, teachers, parents and visitors cross the highway on a regular basis to access food establishments, residences and for other purposes, and noted that the court desires to see a safe environment for all those attending and visiting LaRue County schools.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court raises animal adoption fees

    Hardin Fiscal Court created a change fund for Animal Control, raised adoption fees Tuesday and set new fees for the animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

    The fund would be used to provide change for customers who adopt animals, said Magistrate Garry King. King said the department never had the fund before, but the new facility has seen a rise in adoptions and less need for euthanizations.

    According to the resolution, the county treasurer will withhold $100 out of a daily deposit from the department to start the fund.

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp retires

     All good things must come to an end, and for Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp, it was time. Shipp departs the United States Army and United States Army Reserves with more than 29 years of service to his country.

  • Forum: Two Democrats running for county attorney

     Tuesday’s candidate forum drew about 150 spectators to the LaRue County Courthouse.

  • Democratic Woman's Club plans more candidate forums

    The LaRue County Democratic Woman’s Club will hold a forum for Democratic candidates 7 p.m. March 31 at Upton City Hall.
    Phinis Hundley will serve as moderator.
    Democratic candidates who have opposition in the primary election were invited to take their show on the road to six locations in the county as a convenience for voters.
    “Our elections are not just about Hodgenville,” said Celia McDonald, LCDWC president. “Every voter and every vote should count equally.”

  • PVA candidates field questions at forum

    Two LaRue County natives are competing for the position of property valuation administrator or PVA.
    Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee, both Democrats, passed a general knowledge test required by the state in order to run for the office.
    Both have been active in the community.
    Puyear has worked at Herb Jones Chevrolet for 21 years, being general manager the last six. He said it would give him a “lot of pride” to be in office in LaRue County.’

  • Forum: Three vie for judge/executive

    About 100 people attended the March 20 candidate forum featuring candidates for judge executive, property valuation administrator, and the two Republican candidates for state representative. LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed moderated the event which was held in the LaRue County Courthouse and sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.
    Three Democrats are competing for the office of judge/executive.

  • Candidate forum: Republicans square off for primary

    About 100 people attended the March 20 candidate forum featuring candidates for judge executive, Tommy Turner, Joe Pearman and Jerry Rock; property valuation administrator, Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee; and the two Republican candidates for state representative, Alex LaRue and Richard Treitz (Democratic candidate Terry Mills, who is unopposed in the May 20 primary, did not attend.)
    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed moderated the event which was held in the LaRue County Courthouse and sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.

  • PHOTO: Not a registered voter

     Miss Kitty, the courthouse cat, checked out an available pew beside Camille Turner at last week’s candidate forum. Miss Kitty has lived at the LaRue County Courthouse for several years. See inside for coverage of the candidate forums sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.


  • Forum: Sheriff candidates meet voters

     The March 18 forum for LaRue County Sheriff candidates attracted about 150 people. The five candidates introduced themselves and answered prescreened questions in the large courtroom at the LaRue County Courthouse.