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Government

  • Grimes mentions Hodgenville woman in campaign speech

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes – a Democrat who hopes to take Republican Senator Mitch McConnell’s job in November – mentioned a Hodgenville woman in her campaign’s kickoff speech July 31.

    Grimes told a story about Mary Lowe-Jackson, who she said was ignored by McConnell when she tried to visit him in his office.

    Grimes said Jackson had an appointment but was told McConnell did not have time to meet with her.

  • Courthouse to close Thursday for funeral

     The LaRue County Courthouse will close at noon Thursday, July 25, to allow employees the opportunity to attend the funeral of Christopher Allan “Chris” Jackson. The courthouse will reopen after the funeral.

    Jackson, 43, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital after a long bout with cancer.

    He was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church and Director of Emergency

    Management and LaRue County E911. He worked through much of his illness.

  • Chewing tobacco tax going down

    Smokeless tobacco users who buy chewing or “spit” tobacco such as Kentucky-produced Red Man and Mammoth Cave, can expect to pay a bit less starting in August, when Kentucky’s tax on chewing tobacco decreases from roughly 41 cents per pack to 19 cents.

    House Bill 361, passed on March 22, is mostly remembered for establishing medical review panels that can potentially lower liability costs for long-term care facilities, but the bill also contains a provision that changes the tax on chewing tobacco from a percentage tax to a unit tax.

  • 'Unbanked' Americans may be excluded under health-reform law

    A new study says that if corrective action isn’t taken, health-insurance companies could exclude 27 percent of qualifying Americans now eligible for premium-assistance tax credits under the health-reform law because they plan to require customers to pay premiums automatically through a bank account.

  • New state laws became effective in June

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2013 regular session go into effect on June 25.

    That means laws against human trafficking will soon be strengthened. More DNA testing will be allowed as evidence in post-conviction felony cases.

    And school districts can start deciding whether they want to raise their compulsory attendance age to 18, though the 2015-16 school year would be the first year any changes could actually impact students.

  • How To Contact Local Officials

    LaRue Fiscal Court
    Judge/Executive Tommy Turner – 358-4400
    Magistrates:
    District 1 – Tony Stewart – 358-3882
    District 2 – Ricky Whitlock – 358-9924
    District 3 – Ronald Dale Nunn – 325-3375
    District 4 – W.L. Miller  – 324-3308

    LaRue County School Board
        Superintendent Sam Sanders – 358-4111
    District 1 – Dawn Conner – 358-8057

  • Rep. Lee speaks to NARFE

    Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met in July for the second of three summer evening meetings.  

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning permits for May 2013:

    Garry Hayes, Knob Schoolhouse Road, Sonora, land division plat

    Jason Detre, Campbellsville Road, land division plat

    Reed Smith, Upton-Talley Road, Upton, conditional use permit

    Carl Whitman, Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville, residence frame

    Carl Whitman, Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville, garage frame

    Joshua Skaggs, Greensburg Road, Mount Sherman, enclose garage frame

    Joe Pearman    , Mount Tabor Road, Buffalo, residence frame

  • News of Record

    Property Transfers
    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    Charles Thurman and Joyce Thurman to Mitchell Wayne Embree, lot 5 in Georgetown section, Hodgenville, along Handley Street, gift, love and affection, FCV $34,500

    Norbert Skees and Barbara Skees and John Roberts and Diane G. Roberts to Teresa T. Dekalands, property on Dangerfield Road, $175,000

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

    April 2013
    Paul Handley, Campbellsville Road, frame storage building

    Dale Keith, Keith Road, frame garage

    Billy Ward, Tom Priddy Road, Upton, singlewide residence

    Brenda Johnson, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, rezoning A-1 to R-1A

    Jean Nelson, Skaggs Road, Buffalo, land division plat

    David Perkins, Bailey Road, Mount Sherman, land division plat

    Patricia Bischoff, Attila Road, Campbellsville, land division plat

    Adrian Milby, Munfordville Road, Sonora, land division plat