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Government

  • Department of Agriculture investigates animal shelter

     Taylor County Animal Shelter has come under fire again, this time for whether it misused state grant funding to build a shelter that will soon no longer offer pets for adoption.

    But James Comer, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture, says the $150,000 grant the shelter received to build its new facility does not require that animals be up for adoption at the facility.

    He said the grant does call for the animals to be treated humanely, and his office has and will continue to investigate whether that is being done.

  • Legislative Update

     The Kentucky General Assembly passed the halfway point of the 2013 Legislative Session this past week, yet several major issues are left to be resolved.

    On Thursday the House State Government Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 2, which deals with much needed reforms to our state and local government public pension systems. However the committee only discussed the proposal, and didn’t vote to pass it out of committee.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Changes - Jan. 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits and Rezonings

    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Jan. 4 - James Lemons, Miller Road, Hodgenville, storage, post

    Jan. 7 - Karen Weaver, Bennett Road, Buffalo, conditional use permit

    Jan. 10 - Melba Bennett, Gardner Road, Buffalo, land division – plat

    Jan. 15 - Alex Dohn, Leafdale Road, Hodgenville, land division – plat

  • Sheriff announces retirement

      LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner announced his intention to retire to his employees Wednesday, Feb. 20.

  • PHOTO: Meredith at Frankfort

     FRANKFORT – Representative Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville, right, listens as Representative Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, makes a point on the House floor. 

  • Impeach Obama? LaRouche PAC arrives in Lincoln's birthplace

     Last year’s election said scores about President Barack Obama’s popularity in LaRue County.  

  • PHOTO: Duncan joins planning and zoning board

     Paul Lassanske, chairman of Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning, administered the oath of office Feb. 14 to newly appointed member Marsha Duncan. She will complete the term of Wayne Trombley who moved out of the area. Her term expires January 2016.

  • Industrial hemp bill heads to House

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Senate approved by a 31-6 vote today a bill that would regulate the growing of hemp in the state if the crop is legalized by the federal government.

  • City takes steps toward wastewater project

     Hodgenville City Council voted Monday to accept a pair of bids for wastewater system rehabilitation and storm sewer improvement.

  • 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.