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Government

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits, August 2013

    Steven Gore, S. Dixie Hwy., Upton, post garage
    Bill Sloan, 108 N. L&N Turnpike, land division
    Sybil Skaggs, 3522 Bailey Road, Magnolia, rezoning
    Ray Nunn, 2157 Talley Oak Hill Road, Upton, rezoning
    Kaye Curle, Trumbo Road, conditional use permit
    Elijah Taylor, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, frame residence
    Cliff Circle, LG&E Road, Magnolia, frame residence
    Jean Sullivan, Jenkins Road, Upton, land division
    Jean Sullivan, Jenkins Road, Upton, variance
    Mary Reed, Gleanings Road, New Hope, land division

  • Bluegrass Pipeline facts presented to fiscal court

    LaRue County Fiscal Court magistrates listened as Sonya Mouser-Unoppet spoke to them about her research on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that could be laid across parts of LaRue County.
    Mouser-Unoppet asked to be on the agenda for the Oct. 25 meeting.
    She said Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Williams have announced the intent to form a joint venture that would develop a pipeline system, known as the Bluegrass Pipeline, to transport natural gas liquids from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast.  

  • New Haven Commission violated open meetings law

     The New Haven Board of Commissioners violated state open meetings law last month during its monthly meeting.

    The board went into closed session to discuss “personnel and land acquisition” during its September meeting.

    After the executive session, discussion and a motion were made to raise Public Works Director Tim Bartley’s salary by $1 an hour and a motion was made to get Bradley Eastland to work part time on the weekends.

  • Food stamps benefits decrease

    Since 2000, participation in the food stamp program, known also as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has more than doubled to 15 percent of all U.S. residents. Low-income households that meet SNAP eligibility requirements receive a payment card that can be used to buy government-approved foods.

    Due to the high unemployment rate, the Obama administration waived a 1996 job requirement – a rule that made finding a job or enrolling in job training a prerequisite for receiving SNAP benefits – for 46 states, including Kentucky.

  • State oversight of county, city financials discussed

    LRC eNews

     

    State oversight of city, county financials discussed

    A discussion of state-level monitoring of county and city finances last week revealed that Kentucky county finances receive more state oversight than cities’, and that providing the same oversight for cities could be quite costly.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Dinner

    Rick Treitz, a Republican candidate for the 24th District legislature, met with Howard Ragland, at left, at the Lincoln Dinner.

  • PHOTO: Lincon Dinner

    Senator Mitch McConnell's campaign chairman Jesse Benton met with Howard Ragland, at right, at the Lincoln Dinner.

  • PVA test is Nov. 8

     The statewide Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) test for prospective candidates will be given at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 at Eagle Lake Convention Center, 1000 Eagle Lake Drive, Lawrenceburg. Persons must reside in the county in which they seek election.

    Applicants who qualify by passing this examination will be eligible to seek election in the 2014 primary and general elections.

  • CITY COUNCIL: LaRue votes against new tax rate

     Hodgenville City Council held second reading on a property tax ordinance Oct. 14. First reading was held Sept. 19.

  • Edelen releases county audit

    State Auditor Adam Edelen released the audit of LaRue Fiscal Court for year ending June 30, 2012.

    The fiscal court had total net assets of $10,704.678. Debt principal was $2,544,664.

    The county owns vehicles and equipment valued at $458,483.

    The county collected $1,423.347 in taxes; $1,76,157 in licenses and permits.

    The road fund had an ending balance of $231,692. The jail fund was in the red $188,776.