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Government

  • 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.

  • Terry Cruse named acting president of fair board

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse began helping out at the LaRue County Fairgrounds a few months ago. He has spent many volunteer hours and offered city resources to make improvements, according to long-time fair board member Ann “Snookie” Morrison.

    When Morrison and Fair president Jimmie Engle found they needed a break from their board duties, they turned to Cruse. A few weeks ago, Engle appointed Cruse as acting president.

  • Election Calendar - October 2, 2013

    Nov. 6, 2013 – Earliest date for candidates to file for an office on the ballot in 2014

    Dec. 31, 2013 – Last day to change political party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that party’s primary election

    Jan. 28, 2014 – Candidate filing deadline

    Jan. 30 – Public drawing for ballot position

    April 3 – Last day for county clerks to mail absentee ballots to voters who request them

    April 21 – Last day to register to vote for the primary

  • National Park closes as government services shut down

     Congress didn’t pass a spending bill by midnight Tuesday. Any government functions considered “nonessential” are shut down, including Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

    Tuesday morning, Park employees put up barricades and a sign about the Park’s closure. A couple from England, planning to tour the birthplace, was one of the first to be turned away.

    It’s a scenario playing out across the country: The Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, Yellowstone National Park – all 401 National Park sites are closed.

  • ‘Anywhere Care’ allows medical consultation over the phone

    KentuckyOne Anywhere Care will launch on Nov. 1, allowing Kentuckians to receive urgent care without leaving home – by consulting with a medical professional over the phone or by web camera, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. KentuckyOne, the largest health system in Kentucky, is among the first hospital systems in the U.S. to make such a service available to the public.

  • Signups begin Oct. 1 for Kentucky Health Exchange

    State officials estimate that more than 640,000 Kentuckians do not have health insurance, and a majority of them are working families.

    In LaRue County, 2,334 individuals under 65 do not have health insurance, according to the Governor’s Office.

    Starting Oct. 1, many uninsured Kentuckians will be able to sign up for insurance through the Kentucky Health Exchange.

    While the individual health exchange will open Oct. 1, the insurance policies will not take effect until Jan. 1, 2014.

  • News of Record - September 25, 2013

    Marriages
    The following marriage licenses have been issued in LaRue County.

    Ashley Dawn Whobrey, 24, of Clarkson, and Matthew William Vertrees, 25, of Upton

    JoAnn Sue Bowlin, 41, and Jesse Lee Shartzer, 49, both of Hodgenville

    Crystal Jo Chitwood, 26, and John Richard Jones, 32, both of Magnolia

    Anita Gail Burba, 50, and Joseph Kent Oliphant, 51 both of Sonora

    Sandra Jean Terry, 41, and Jonathan David Graham, 41, both of Hodgenville