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Government

  • PHOTO: Memorial for Officer Taulbee

     A memorial honoring fallen City Officer Mark Taulbee has been placed in the hallway of the Hodgenville City Police station. Taulbee, 43, died Sept. 16, 2012, of injuries sustained when he crashed his cruiser while in pursuit of a suspect.

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrates want roads graveled

     County road supervisor Clyde Veirs told LaRue County fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 12 that crews spread more than 105 tons of salt on county roads during two recent rounds of freezing rain.

    “We used about 80 tons on Jan. 25 and then pre-salted hills and curves with 25 tons on Feb. 1,” Veirs said. “We’ve received another 192 tons which leaves us with over 400 tons of salt on hand.”

  • Panel approves industrial hemp bill

    A bill that would regulate industrial hemp crops in Kentucky if the crop is legalized by the federal government received unanimous support of the Senate Agriculture committee Monday.

    Senate Bill 50, sponsored by committee chair Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, would make the state Department of Agriculture responsible for monitoring industrial hemp. Farmers wishing to grow hemp in Kentucky would register with the department and submit to criminal background checks before receiving licenses. Licenses would be renewed yearly.

  • Kentuckians asked to respond to transportation survey

     Time is running out for Kentuckians to share opinions and make their voices heard in a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet initiative to update the Long Range Transportation Plan of the Commonwealth.

    Members of the public have until Feb. 25 to take a brief, confidential survey designed to gauge opinion on Kentucky’s transportation system and what it should offer in decades to come.

  • Treasure Finders arrive Feb. 15

     The state’s holding $223,000 that belongs to people in LaRue County and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach’s trying to get it back to them.

  • Campbellsville University students attend inauguration

    January will mark a month that many Campbellsville University students will remember for a long time. Three groups of students attended President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony.

    Students attending were from three university clubs: Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, the Sociology Club and the Political Science Club.

    Attending were Kaity Skaggs of New Haven; Sarah Mortensen of Hodgenville; and Shelby Floyd of Upton.

  • Planning and Zoning Permits - November 2012

     Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

  • Barn to be razed after neighbors complain

     A large barn that has stood on Keith Road for several decades will be razed to make way for a new home.

  • City didn't send letters to water customers

     City of Hodgenville water customers may have received a letter last week that appears to come from the City. It didn’t.

  • Fiscal Court: Road department employees receive new radios

     Chris Jackson, LaRue County emergency management/911 coordinator, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 22 that 12 new VHF-band radios have been installed in county road department vehicles, greatly enhancing communication over the airways.

    “Before we installed these, we leased our frequency on a trunk line, which can be compared to the old party lines that telephone service used to have,” Jackson said. “Other users on the same frequency as us would interfere with our transmissions.”