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Government

  • City Council: Read more next week

      Due to the length and lateness of Monday night’s city council, the story will be published in next week’s Herald News.

    Highlights of the meeting include:

  • Fees increase as costs climb at Red Hill

     The cost of dying just went up.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, which consists of members of Hodgenville City Council, voted Monday to increase the price of grave plots.

    Mayor Kenny DeVore, who serves as the commission’s president, said the City’s costs have “gone up considerably,” and other cemeteries in the area have passed along to customers the cost of doing business.

    The grave opening fee was raised from $450 to $500; the tent-setting fee was bumped from $250 to $300.

  • Board to determine how funds will be distributed

    LaRue County has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $6,689 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 32.

    The funds will supplement emergency food, rent or mortgage and utility assistance programs in the area.

    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, and United Way of America.

  • Board of Adjustments gives sawmill operator until June 1 to correct issues

    The Land of Lincoln Board of Adjustments has discussed the operation of a sawmill on Sonora Road in four meetings during the past year.
    Despite numerous complaints by neighbors  – many of whom have attended every meeting – the board agreed Feb. 23 to give the owner of the sawmill, Mose Yoder, more time to make improvements at the site.

  • PHOTO: Key to dispatch

     

    Dispatcher Michael Key assisted a 911 caller from the telecommunications center located in the LaRue County Detention Center.

  • Hodgenville hosts Republican candidates

      The hometown of Abraham Lincoln will play host on March 13 to 13 Republican candidates for state office.

    The candidates have confirmed attendance at the LaRue County Republican Party’s chili supper at 6:30 p.m. at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. 

  • Fiscal Court shows appreciation for road and ambulance crews

     Clearing the drifted and at times almost impassable county roads meant little sleep and long hours for LaRue road crews during the recent major winter storm.

    Each of LaRue County Fiscal Court’s magistrates and Tommy Turner, judge-executive, thanked Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, and the other road department employees for their work as the court held session at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 24.

  • PHOTO: Page Cayleigh

     On Feb.12, State Rep. Terry Mills welcomed Cayleigh Allen to the Kentucky House of Representatives, where she served as a House page. Cayleigh is a senior at LaRue County High School.


  • New Haven's historical center attracting visitors

    The Historical Preservation and Information Center, located at 306 Center St. in New Haven, has been developing over the past year into a gathering place for the community and a celebration of town history and local military personnel.

    In the front room of the building, photographs of New Haven veterans line the walls, and in the office area, Tessie Cecil, director of the center, displays a collection of items and photos of New Haven businesses and landmarks throughout the years.

  • Fiscal Court: Milby appointed to library board, new road sign ordered

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of Robin Milby to the LaRue County Library Board of Trustees as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 10.

    “Kyle Williamson, who held the position, resigned on Jan. 5 in order to be our county attorney, leaving the vacancy,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.   

    In other business, magistrates approved the sale of a 1998 ambulance, declared surplus property, to Hart County Fiscal Court for $2,000.