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Government

  • 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

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    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.

  • Planning and Zoning Permits - October 16, 2013

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning permits for June 2013:

    David Despain, Skaggs Road, Buffalo, singlewide residence

    Justin Ward, Murrieltown Road, Sonora, frame residence

    Jason Barrett, Ferrill Hill Road, Buffalo, frame addition

    Murrell Smith, Sunset Avenue, Hodgenville, enclose carport

    Adam Wooldridge, Gunning Lane, New Haven, singlewide residence

    Patricia Harris, Harned-McCubbin Road, Hodgenville, frame garage

    Tim Altman, Levelwoods Road, Campbellsville, land division

  • Fiscal Court approves alternate health insurance plan

    LaRue County Fiscal Court has approved an alternate health insurance plan with the current provider, Anthem, that Judge-executive Tommy Turner said will save both employees and the county money.

    “About the only things that will be higher are $5 more for an office call to the doctor and for tier two and three prescription medicines, but the plan also contains a health reimbursement account to offset those,” Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 8. The judge said the plan also includes a vision component.

  • LaRue County remains in 5th Senate District

    The Kentucky legislature approved redistricting plans for the state House of Representatives and Senate for the second time in two years.
The new districts were signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    “I expect these maps will withstand legal scrutiny, so all Kentuckians can be assured of appropriate representation in the General Assembly,” Beshear said in a press statement.


    The General Assembly included an emergency provision so that the new districts took effect as soon as they were signed into law.