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Government

  • Productive start to 2017 legislative session

    By Kentucky State Rep. Brandon Reed

     

    For the first time since 1921, Republicans took control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, making our first week back to Frankfort a historic one. We have been hard at work doing exactly what the voters of Kentucky sent us to Frankfort to accomplish.

    The result of this was an extremely productive first week of the 2017 session, in which priority bills to improve the economy, protect life, and make government more accountable passed through the General Assembly.

  • Reed takes oath of office
  • LaRue and other counties recanvass votes

    The recanvass of the votes in the Democratic presidential race yielded no change in LaRue County or the rest of the state.

    The LaRue County Board of Elections met last Thursday morning to have a recanvass of the vote for the Democrat race for U.S. president. County Clerk Linda Carter said they reexamined the votes and that there was no change in the outcome of the race in LaRue County from the Primary Election held on May 17.

  • Paying tribute to our heros

    By Terry Mills

    On Monday, our nation will pause as it has for more than 150 years to remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives protecting our nation.

    There are more than 1.2 million names on that list, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • March Madness in the general assembly

    By State Representative Terry Mills

    As college basketball fans prepare for the postseason, it’s worth pointing out that the final few weeks of a legislative session are not that much different from March Madness.

    The pace in both cases is hectic. Time is a factor and bills, like the teams, either move forward or see their run end early.

    The key difference is that, while the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments end with a single winner, a legislative session can have many shining moments.

  • Several bills passed in the house

    By State Representative Terry Mills

    Over the past 15 years, the General Assembly has re-dedicated itself to helping veterans and those men and women still serving our country.

    Some of the more high-profile laws enacted during that time include establishing a series of nursing homes and state-run cemeteries benefiting veterans and their families; excluding active-duty military pay from the state’s income tax; and making it easier for veterans to use their military training when applying for jobs in such fields as education and emergency services.

  • Legislative session reaches halfway point

    By State Rep. Terry Mills 

     

    The General Assembly debates dozens of bills each legislative session, but most fall under several broad categories such as education, health and public safety, infrastructure and economic development.

    Those last two were the chief focus of the Kentucky House’s work last week, as my colleagues and I approved legislation that would make it easier for government and the private sector to work together and that would take an in-depth look at the state’s workforce development programs.

  • Beginning of the 2016 Regular Session

    By Terry Mills

     

    If the final days of a legislative session are spent deciding what laws the General Assembly will pass, then the first few days are focused on what the House and Senate hope will be on that list.

    Setting those priorities was the main theme last week as other legislators and I returned to the Capitol and began filing legislation to kick off the 2016 Regular Session.

  • Breaking News - Boil Water Advisory

    The City of Hodgenville at 3:45 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2016 has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the area of Old Sonora Road. The advisory is until further notice.

    17 Customers are affected in the block of 145-1561 Old Sonora Road.

    For more information contact the City of Hodgenville at 270-358-3832

  • Fiscal court approves bridge replacement

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, at its November 10 meeting, passed a resolution that authorizes $120,000 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to be used toward replacing the long-standing Hall-Gaddie Bridge on the south fork of the Nolin River.