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Government

  • Casey joins Hodgenville Police

     Hodgenville City Police has hired a new officer – Brandon Casey of Radcliff.

  • City overwhelmed by offers of assistance after officer's death

     A month after Hodgenville City Officer Mark Taulbee was killed in the line of duty, support for his co-workers and family continues to pour in from law enforcement agencies across the country.

  • City Council holds final reading of tax ordinance, hears update on playground equipment

     Hodgenville City Council held final reading of a property tax ordinance Oct. 8. Property tax bills for Hodgenville residents will remain stable this year.

  • LaRue Water District receives permission to refinance bonds

     The LaRue County Water District No. 1 has applied to the Public Service Commission for authorization to enter into an assistance agreement with Kentucky Rural Water Finance Corporation to borrow about $2.83 million to refund certain outstanding waterworks revenue bonds.

    The Water District made application to the Commission on Aug. 29. On Sept. 17, the Commission accepted the application for filing.

    The loan will have a 28-year term with interest rates that vary from 3.25 percent to 4.4 percent per annum.

  • SEPTEMBER BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS

     Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records

    Charles Whitmer, Greensburg Road, Buffalo, conditional use permit

    Leslie Young, River Road, New Haven, residence, singlewide

    Allard Robbins, Ball Hollow Road, residence, singlewide.

    Stephen Riggs, Plouvier Road, storage, prefabricated

    Esther and Brent Carr, Oak Hill Road, addition, frame

    Jammey Skaggs, Sandridge Road, rezoning, A-1 to R-1A

    Wayne or Anna Dobson, McCubbin Road, Hodgenville, rezoning, A-1 to R-1A

  • FISCAL COURT: Communications transferred to new tower

     Emergency communications are being transferred to the new 240-foot tower located near the county maintenance building, LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 9.

    “We have approval from the FAA to go as high as 300 feet,” Turner said.  Eventual plans call for a remote-controlled high-definition camera to be placed at the tower’s top, giving a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.

  • Restaurant tax tabled indefinitely

     A proposed restaurant tax that has set on Hodgenville City Council’s agenda for most of the year was tabled again Monday.

  • PHOTO: New license

     Curtis Bennett, right, was the first LaRue Countian to receive a driver’s license issued by the new digital equipment installed at the LaRue Circuit Clerk’s office Oct. 5. The new license has several security features which make copying almost impossible. Larry C. Bell, LaRue Circuit Court Clerk, is at left.

  • Circuit Clerks now issuing licenses with veteran insignias

     A new veteran designation is now being printed on eligible Kentucky drivers’ licenses and state-issued photo identification.

    The designation, created by House Bill 221 during the 2012 General Assembly, is available at no cost to anyone who has served in any branch of the armed forces. It eliminates the need for veterans to provide additional proof of military service when receiving certain benefits, discounts and special services.

  • Road work planned in Lyons Station

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded nearly $41 million in contracts for projects to repave, rehabilitate and repair roads across the Commonwealth.

    Most are for state routes, but they include repairs for interstate highways in Jefferson, Carroll, Gallatin and Livingston counties.

    LaRue County will receive $200,082 for a section of Lyons Station Road (KY 52) near the Nelson County line. Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC will do the work.