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Government

  • 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.

  • Red Hill financials approved

     The Red Hill Cemetery Commission met Monday, March 10, prior to the regular city council meeting.

  • Democratic candidate forums planned

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

  • Kynect's open enrollment ends March 31

      More than 300,000 Kentuckians are now enrolled in new healthcare coverage through kynect, and that number is expected to grow as we enter the final two weeks of open enrollment. Nearly half of all kynect enrollees are under the age of 35.

  • Honor Flight applications accepted

     Eastern Kentucky veterans who were unable to take advantage of Honor Flight Bluegrass’ trips out of the Louisville airport because of distance now have the chance to join the flights out of Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

    Honor Flight Bluegrass is seeking veterans for the first Honor Flight to depart from Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. The flight, or mission, is set for June 6, - the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allies’ massive landing on the Normandy beaches that helped turn the tide of World War II.

  • FISCAL COURT: County receipts down $84,000

     Total county receipts for 2013 fell some $84,000 from the previous year, LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 11.

    The reduction, from $2,835,844.23 in 2012 to $2,751,856.07 in 2013 was due, in large part, to fewer delinquent taxes, according to Carter.

    “More people paid their taxes on time last year, plus real estate didn’t sell as well, resulting in less money brought in through deed taxes,” she explained.