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Government

  • County joins class action lawsuit

     LaRue County Fiscal Court has joined over 18 other Kentucky counties in a class action lawsuit against a Delaware mortgage bundling company.

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 12 took the action against Mortgage Electronic Registration System. The company's website described MERS as “an innovative process that simplifies the way mortgage ownership and servicing rights are originated, sold and tracked.”

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, said tracking of titles is the major problem with MERS.

  • City Council votes to establish tourism commission

     Last month, Hodgenville City Council agreed to draw up a restaurant tax ordinance with first reading occurring in June.

  • PRIMARY: Sims to face Meredith in November

     Only 8.5 percent of registered voters in LaRue County turned out for Tuesday’s Primary Election.

  • FISCAL COURT: Ambulance service announces personnel changes

     LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting May 23 at the courthouse in Hodgenville,  appointed Dana Sprowles and Renee Skaggs to four-year terms on the county library’s board of trustees.

    They also reappointed Bobby Garrison to the water district board.

  • ELECTION: Sims wins Democratic nod for state rep race

    Only 8.5 percent of registered voters in LaRue County turned out for Tuesday’s Primary Election.

    There were no local races which accounted for low voter turnout, officials said. One state race was determined.

    Former state rep. Dottie J. Sims of Horse Cave secured the Democratic nomination for the 19th District state representative by defeating Phinis Hundley of Hodgenville, 1,017 to 603.

    Sims won both Hart (582 to 238) and Edmonson (156 to 54) Counties but lost LaRue County, 311 to 279.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Road, Park projects announced

    Hodgenville City Council had first reading of the annual budget ordinance May 14.

    The budget includes $1.2 million in general fund revenues including $318,700 from occupational taxes, $273,750 in city taxes, $265,000 from insurance surtax and $36,925 miscellaneous.

    The budget for July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 includes also $309,000 in carryover.

    Expenditures for general funds include $495,200 for police, $631,293 for capital outlay, $56,882 for fire department and $20,000 for Park and Recreation debt.

  • Car insurance dependent upon current registration

    As mandated by the Kentucky Legislature, uninsured motorists across the Commonwealth will begin receiving notices in June that registrations for their personal vehicles will be canceled if they do not obtain required insurance or show proof of existing insurance.

    Registered owners of personal vehicles shown to have been without insurance for more than 60 days will receive the notices. The owners will have 30 days in which to obtain or present verification of coverage.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits - April 2012

     April 2 Olivia Miller, Fairview Drive, Hodgenville, residence

    April 3 Wade Fathergill, Stiles Ford Road, Hodgenville, plat

    April 10 Mark Steven, River Road, New Haven, deck

    April 11 Diversified Construction Service, Woebegona Way, Hodgenville, residence

    April 12 Jo Rita Harbin, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, residence

    April 13 Jay Edlin, Munfordville Road, Sonora, garage

    April 13 Tim and Ashlee Lewis, Memory Lane, Buffalo, residence

    April 13 John Sheldon, Bird Road, Magnolia, storage

  • Governor signs concussion bill into law

    Governor Steve Beshear, joined by Rep. Joni Jenkins and school and athletics officials, last month ceremonially signed legislation to protect students who participate in athletics, particularly those who may suffer concussions.

  • Primary set for May 22

     Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 22.