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Government

  • 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. 

  • City considers suit against KSP

     Mary Gaines Locke, attorney for the City of Hodgenville, said Monday she is considering filing a lawsuit against Kentucky State Police for return of city documents.

  • PHOTOS: Water main break on East Main

     

    City of Hodgenville workers fought with a broken water main on East Main Street on Thursday afternoon. The stream of water shot about 30-feet in the air, nearly hitting the top of a large tree. The City issued a boil water advisory for residents on East Main, Brown’s Court and Bardstown Road. It was lifted about 2 p.m. Friday.

  • PHOTO: Directing with a smile

     Nate Thurman, a City of Hodgenville employee, directed traffic around a water main break on East Main Street.

  • Political forums planned for March 18 and 20

     The May 20 primary is only weeks away.

  • Magistrate race: District 4 up for grabs

     All four seats of LaRue Fiscal Court are up for grabs this year and three races will be settled in the May 20 primary.

  • PHOTO: GOP chili supper

     Sixty people attended the GOP chili supper March 7.

  • KSP accepting applications

     The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on Aug. 3. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

     UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted effective 2 p.m. Friday, March 7.

     

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Brown's Court, Forrest Hill and Bardstown Road as of 3:55 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

    The advisory was issued after a water main break on East Main Street.

    Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

    For more information contact City Hall at 270-358-3832 or the Hodgenville Water Plant at 270-358-8717.  

  • Governor to appeal ruling on same-sex marriage

    Gov. Steve Beshear will appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

    If Heyburn’s ruling stands, it would overturn provisions of a 2004 state constitutional amendment that was approved by a large majority of Kentucky voters as well as a 1998 statute that also defines marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman.