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Government

  • Deadline looms to file income taxes

     The Kentucky Department of Revenue reminds everyone that income taxes are due Monday, April 15. New this year is “Where’s My Refund,” an online resource that allows taxpayers to check the status of their 2012 individual income tax refund.

    Taxpayers can log on to www.revenue.ky.gov and click on Where’s My Refund to obtain the most current and up-to-date information about their 2012 refund. A primary social security number and the exact amount of the refund are needed to retrieve this information.

  • Gibson storms out of caucus

     The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, “stormed out of the Senate Republican caucus meeting on Wednesday after clashing with Majority Leader Damon Thayer over the new version of HB 1 – a bill to bring more accountability to special taxing districts.”

    Gibson represents, LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Hancock, Hart and Grayson Counties.

  • County close to a solution for stray animals

     LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner reported to LaRue County Fiscal Court that he has reached a tentative agreement with an adjoining county to provide a shelter for LaRue’s stray animals.

    Speaking to magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 12, Turner declined to name the county because of no official agreement having been signed, but said he would disclose that name at the court’s next meeting March 27 when the contract can be finalized.

  • House Bill 1 addresses special districts

     The State Senate voted 23-10 Wednesday to pass House Bill 1, which will reform a $2.7 billion layer of government in the Commonwealth. The bill, however, was amended in the Senate State and Local Government Committee earlier in the day to give fiscal courts control over special districts – a proposal that Auditor Adam Edelen, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who is the bill sponsor, and the majority of fiscal courts oppose. 

  • City Council: Show me the money

     Several Hodgenville City Council members had money on their minds at Monday’s meeting.

  • LaRue's special districts are in good standing, despite Auditor's website glitches

     Auditor Adam Edelen has unveiled a public database and report that purport to shine light on special districts, a $2.7 billion layer of government in the Commonwealth that he says has “operated in the shadows for decades.”

  • Planning and Zoning Permits - February 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits and Rezonings

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Gary Sparks, Thomas Lane, Hodgenville, conditional  use permit

    David Copley, Campbellsville Road, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Mike Trew, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, deck, post

    Randall Mather, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, residence, relocated

    Justin Lafollette, N. Greensburg Street, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

  • GOP splits over immigration and terrorism play out

     WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Party divisions over immigration, anti-terrorism and other issues are bubbling to the surface just as President Barack Obama shows a new interest in capitalizing on GOP differences.

  • Redistricting proposal looks like last year's

     The House State Government Committee just approved House Bill 2, the redistricting plan designed by House Democrats but reportedly with input from some of the area caucuses.

    LaRue County would become part of a revised 24th District, along with all of Green and Marion County.

    Eleven Republican incumbents would be pitted against each other in five of the six districts.

  • Shoffner retires as Edlin steps in as sheriff

     For a few hours Thursday, Feb. 28, LaRue County had two sheriffs.