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Government

  • Affordable Care Act creates concerns for small businesses

    Hidden taxes, additional costs and a lot of uncertainty face small employers as they begin dealing with the fallout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
    PPACA, commonly called Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. It’s a complex statute that many are struggling to understand.
    Recently, Bob Sims, community and economic development director, hosted a program that attempted to explain PPACA.  

  • Planning and Zoning Meetings - May 8, 2013

     Applications for rezonings must be submitted by deadline (in parenthesis) before the meeting of Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning:

     

    Meeting 

    June 13 (May 23)

    July 11 (June 20)

    Application deadline applies to rezoning applications, subdivision plat approvals and other information or material that requires approval of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission Board, which must be on the agenda.

  • Officer Taulbee to be honored at Tuesday ceremony

    A Hodgenville police officer killed in September during a vehicle pursuit will be honored Tuesday during a ceremony for fallen officers at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Mark A. Taulbee, 43, was killed Sept. 16 while pursuing Jason Avis, 30, of Vine Grove on Ky. 210. According to Kentucky State Police, Avis was a suspect in a domestic disturbance.

    During the chase, Taulbee lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons. His cruiser spun clockwise and struck an embankment on the driver’s side before going airborne, police said.

  • LaRue's jobless rate increases

     Unemployment rates rose in 60 Kentucky counties between March 2012 and March 2013, while 54 county rates decreased and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • LaRue's jobless rate increases

     Unemployment rates rose in 60 Kentucky counties between March 2012 and March 2013, while 54 county rates decreased and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

  • Swimming pool chair lift fulfills ADA requirements

    Another improvement was made last week to the LaRue County Pool.

    Employees of Pools Plus in Elizabethtown delivered and assembled a portable swimming pool chair lift to Park and Recreation. 

    The lift is on wheels and is stabilized by 24, 30-pound weights.

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said the city-owned pool could not continue to operate without the lift which will help the disabled use the pool.

  • Roundtable discussion

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is continuing the Civic Health Initiative, a statewide series of roundtable discussions at Kentucky’s universities and colleges to improve Kentucky’s overall civic health, with an event at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25 on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Ron Lewis honored at ceremony in Campbellsville

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – The collection of Ron Lewis’ congressional papers – doodles and all – now are part of archives at Campbellsville University’s Montgomery Library.

    A dedication service Monday afternoon celebrated the accomplishments of the former Baptist preacher from Hardin County who largely was a political unknown when he filed for the 2nd Congressional District seat in a 1994 special election. In his brief remarks, he chose to focus on the constituents.

  • City reaches agreement with property owner

    At the April 8 meeting, Hodgenville City Council approved the rezoning of property at 101 Hill St. from R1A to R1B. The change will allow the property owner to “replace a damaged home” with a mobile home.
    In other business:
    Fire Chief Wally Sparks reported two runs in March. Firefighters helped clean up glass after a truck ran into the Circle K building; and they assisted with traffic control while police worked an accident.

  • City Council: Rezoning approved

    At the April 8 meeting, Hodgenville City Council approved the rezoning of property at 101 Hill St. from R1A to R1B. The change will allow the property owner to “replace a damaged home” with a mobile home.

    In other business:

    Fire Chief Wally Sparks reported two runs in March. Firefighters helped clean up glass after a truck ran into the Circle K building; and they assisted with traffic control while police worked an accident.