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Government

  • 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

  • Republican candidates in town for Lincoln Dinner, ‘meet and greet’ Saturday

    The LaRue County Republican Party is hosting its annual Lincoln Dinner on Sept. 28 at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

    Matt Bevin, candidate for U.S. Senate, has been invited to speak, as has State Representative Michael Meredith and U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie.

    Bevin is challenging five-term incumbent Mitch McConnell in the 2014 primary. The New Hampshire native is a U.S. Army veteran and is president of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company.

    Meredith is in his last months as representative for LaRue County.

  • Election Calendar - September 25, 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
     

  • Judge/executive Association to battle pipeline

     The Kentucky Judge/executive’s Association plans to tackle the Bluegrass Pipeline in upcoming months.

    LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner, the legislative chairman of the Association, said the group’s focus points are limiting power of eminent domain and more oversight of natural gas liquid pipelines.

  • New officer
  • City debates importance of Chamber of Commerce

    Hodgenville City Council held its second work session Sept. 3. It ended with council member Glenda Wathen asking, “Is this going to be an argument session every time?”

    “We need to compromise or at least be willing to work together.”

    The council didn’t argue about everything – but they did butt heads over new iPads and emails, joining the Chamber of Commerce and notification of overdue property taxes.

  • Senator McConnell: Obamacare is a ‘trainwreck’

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell seemed relaxed Thursday as he met with about 30 residents in the Lincoln Museum Community Room. The group – composed of local officials, businessmen and women and retirees – gave the senior senator a warm welcome.

    The usually glum Republican leader broke into laughter during introductions when Charles Durham, long-time drummer for Joel Ray Sprowls’ Lincoln Jamboree, referred to himself as “Joel Ray’s illegitimate son.”

  • Councilman calls cemetery financials ‘worthless’

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, composed of members of Hodgenville City Council, Mayor Terry Cruse, City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke; and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, met Monday evening before the regular city council meeting.

    Hornback, the treasurer, prepared an income and expense statement from June 30 to Sept. 5, 2013.

    It showed $6,351.68 total income; $4,362 expenses; and $9,724.28 payroll, for a net loss of $10,802.27.

  • Slight increase in city taxes

    Hodgenville City Council set the rates for property taxes at its Monday meeting.

    Residents will see about a $2 increase on their bills, said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

    Last year’s rate, 12.5 cents per $100 assessed value on real estate and personal property, was bumped by .02 percent. The new rate is 12.7 cents per $100.

    Tax on a $150,000 home will be $190.50.

    The city’s vehicle tax of 19.5 cents remains un-changed.

  • Chamber: Thankful for volunteers at Pride of the Counties

    The State Fair is over and wow, what a fun time. This annual event gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase to fellow Kentuckians and other visitors the importance of Hodgenville and LaRue County. Where else can you visit two national parks (Lincoln’s Birthplace and Boyhood Home), and Kentucky’s Official Lincoln Museum? Only here!