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Government

  • McConnell continues as Republican leader

     U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues on Wednesday to serve as Republican Leader for the 113th Congress. Senator McConnell is only the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the U.S. Senate. The other Senator from Kentucky to serve as his party’s leader was Alben Barkley.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Ordinance limits signs in viewshed

     Hodgenville City Council held first reading Monday of an ordinance that controls the kinds of signs that can be placed in the viewshed area.

  • PHOTOS: HONORING VETERANS

     Members of the LaRue County FFA took the lead for the presentation of colors at Sunday’s Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony.  Austin Stillwell is shown. Danette Skaggs, at podium, sang several patriotic songs. To her right is Col. Louis Wingate, the keynote speaker of the ceremony.

  • LaRue's viewshed ordinance could affect Bardstown Road

     2008 ARCHIVES – On March 13, members of the Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission again discussed the establishment of a viewshed corridor on Lincoln Parkway and Bardstown Road (U.S. 31E). It’s the third time the board has met to field questions and gather input before making a decision.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Schedule 2013

     Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Commission

    2013 Schedule

    Applications must be submitted by deadline (in parenthesis) before the meeting:

     

    Meeting

    Jan. 10 (Dec. 20)

    Feb. 14 (Jan. 24)

    March 14 (Feb. 21)

    April 11 (March 21)

    May 9 (April 18)

    June 13 (May 23)

    July 11 (June 20)

    Aug. 8 (July 18)

    Sept. 12 (Aug. 22)

    Oct. 10 (Sept. 19)

    Nov. 14 (Oct. 24)

    Dec. 12 (Nov. 21)

  • Teen elected to New Haven board

     Nine votes made the difference between who would serve as the new face on New Haven City Commission Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    Christopher Cecil, 19, is the newest addition to the commission. Incumbents Donald Cecil, Frederick DeWitt and Jeff Rogers stayed in place.

    Candidate Michael Morris wasn’t elected to the commission.

    Christopher said he was happy to see that he was elected and wants to thank the citizens of New Haven for allowing him to be their new commissioner.

  • Time running out for tax amnesty

     The final weeks of Kentucky’s tax amnesty are winding down. Delinquent taxpayers have until Nov. 30 to apply for amnesty or else face tougher penalties and fees, plus a higher interest rate.

    The amnesty program began Oct. 1, allowing most persons or businesses owing back taxes to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to pay up without penalties or fees and with the interest owed cut in half. 

  • Obama re-elected

     President Barack Obama lost LaRue County and Kentucky but was declared the winner of the Nov. 6 election.

    His opponent, Republican Mitt Romney, received 60.51 percent or 1,087,128 votes in Kentucky; 3,911 votes in LaRue County.

    Obama received 37.81 percent or 679,341 votes in Kentucky; 1,733 votes in LaRue.

    Green candidate Jill Stein received 6,337 votes in the state; 16 in LaRue.

    Independent Randall A. Terry received 6,873 votes; 37 in LaRue.

    Libertarian Gary Johnson received 17,061 votes in the state; 67 in LaRue.

  • Guthrie wins another term

      Republican incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie fended off three competitors Tuesday to win a third term as U.S. representative for the 2nd Congressional District.

    In an email, Guthrie said, “I am deeply honored the people of Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District have elected me to a third term to represent them in Congress. I will continue to fight for pro-job policies, the repeal of Obamacare, and for a balanced budget.”

  • Two new school board members elected

     Two new school board members and a new city council member were chosen in Tuesday’s election.

    L. Dawn Williams Conner defeated incumbent Norbert Skees 592-405 for the District 1 School Board seat. Her district encompasses Hodgenville West and Lyons.

    Linda Pearman defeated incumbent Ronnie Chelf 554-417 for the District 2 School Board seat. Her district encompasses Hodgenville East and White City.