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Government

  • Candidate forum: Republicans square off for primary

    About 100 people attended the March 20 candidate forum featuring candidates for judge executive, Tommy Turner, Joe Pearman and Jerry Rock; property valuation administrator, Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee; and the two Republican candidates for state representative, Alex LaRue and Richard Treitz (Democratic candidate Terry Mills, who is unopposed in the May 20 primary, did not attend.)
    LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed moderated the event which was held in the LaRue County Courthouse and sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.

  • PHOTO: Not a registered voter

     Miss Kitty, the courthouse cat, checked out an available pew beside Camille Turner at last week’s candidate forum. Miss Kitty has lived at the LaRue County Courthouse for several years. See inside for coverage of the candidate forums sponsored by the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce and LaRue County Farm Bureau.


  • Forum: Sheriff candidates meet voters

     The March 18 forum for LaRue County Sheriff candidates attracted about 150 people. The five candidates introduced themselves and answered prescreened questions in the large courtroom at the LaRue County Courthouse.

  • Pipeline bill passes house

     FRANKFORT- Eminent domain could not be used to build pipelines that transport natural gas liquids through the Commonwealth under a bill that cleared the House on March 21, 75-16.

  • Three running for Court of Appeals

     Three men are seeking to be elected as Judge of Kentucky Court of Appeals, District 2, Division 2. The District consists of Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, Hardin, Bullitt, LaRue, Hart, Warren and Barren Counties.

    Incumbent Judge Kelly Thompson is facing opposition from Bowling Green attorneys Mark H. Flener and Osi Onyekwuluje.

    Thompson has served on the state appeals court since 2006.

  • Primary is May 20

     UPDATED

    The ballots have been set for the May 20 Primary. 

    Those unopposed in the primary and November General Election are County Clerk Linda Carter, County Coroner Todd R. Skaggs, Jailer Johnny Cottrill, Constable District 1 Ira Bloyd Jr., Magistrate District 1 Gary “Tony” Stewart, Magistrate District 2 Ricky Whitlock, Circuit Judge District 10, Division 1, Charles C. Simms III and Circuit Judge District 10, Division 2, John David “Jack” Seay, all Democrats.

    Two incumbents are retiring.

  • Judge: KSP returned City's files

    It wasn’t a trial, but a two-hour hearing Monday in LaRue Circuit Court had the trappings of one as attorneys wrangled over sealed documents and missing files.

    The session before Circuit Judge Charles Simms III was part of the ongoing Hodgenville City Hall saga. Ron Mather, the attorney representing Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse and City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback, made a motion to require Kentucky State Police to return City documents that were seized during a search last June.

  • Democratic forums planned across county

     The LaRue County Democratic Woman’s Club is sponsoring a series of six forums for Democratic candidates in March and April. 

  • Police, fire give reports to city council

     Hodgenville Fire Department and Hodgenville City Police gave reports March 10 to City Council.

  • Little interest in constable race

     There has been a lot of controversy about the office of constable in recent years. Legislation has been proposed to eliminate the position – but for now it continues as it has since it was established by Kentucky’s constitution in 1850.