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Government

  • City's water and sewer project halted while easement sought

     The City’s sewer line and water main improvement project came to a standstill last week after it was discovered an easement had not been obtained for one piece of property.

  • Millions spent by lobbyists this year

    About $4.2 million was spent on lobbying during the first two months of the 2013 General Assembly session. This is about 10 percent more than the $3.8 million spent during the same period two years ago, in the previous odd-year, ‘short’ session.

  • Newly formed Kentucky Health Cooperative gets OK to offer plans

     The new Kentucky Health Cooperative's health-insurance plans have received approval from the state Department of Insurance and will be available on Kentucky's insurance exchange market when it opens in October.

    Simply, a cooperative is a health insurance company, but with a twist.

    A health cooperative performs all the functions of an insurance company, but is a non-profit, member-run organization that is focused on the markets of a single state.

  • General Assembly passes several bills

     The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2013 regular session came to a close March 26 as lawmakers adjourned at the conclusion of the 30th and final session day allowed by the state constitution.

    Among the highlights on the final day of legislative activity was the passage of a long-sought bipartisan agreement to ease the state’s public pension debt, along with a funding measure to assist in that effort.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter talks continue

     A compromise could be in the works to keep the county’s animal shelter an adoption facility after all.

    Taylor County magistrates agreed March 25 night to have one of its committees meet with some representatives from the Taylor County SPCA to discuss keeping the animal shelter operating as an adoption facility.

    Magistrates voted in February to no longer adopt animals at the shelter, effective April 17. The shelter is to become a holding facility that day, and shelter staff members will transport animals to Adair County for care at $44 per animal.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Changes - Feb. 2013

     Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

  • City Hall greets visitors with tourism desk, new sign

     Hodgenville City Hall, known also as the Civic Center, became more “visitor friendly” last week with the addition of a tourism desk.

  • Municipal order takes aim at city clerk

     A municipal order proposed by a member of Hodgenville City Council will, if passed, place stringent requirements – and possible penalties – on City Clerk MaDonna Hornback.

  • Deadline looms to file income taxes

     The Kentucky Department of Revenue reminds everyone that income taxes are due Monday, April 15. New this year is “Where’s My Refund,” an online resource that allows taxpayers to check the status of their 2012 individual income tax refund.

    Taxpayers can log on to www.revenue.ky.gov and click on Where’s My Refund to obtain the most current and up-to-date information about their 2012 refund. A primary social security number and the exact amount of the refund are needed to retrieve this information.

  • Gibson storms out of caucus

     The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, “stormed out of the Senate Republican caucus meeting on Wednesday after clashing with Majority Leader Damon Thayer over the new version of HB 1 – a bill to bring more accountability to special taxing districts.”

    Gibson represents, LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Hancock, Hart and Grayson Counties.