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Government

  • PHOTO: Old Glory at Creekfront Park

    Waving in a strong breeze beneath a blue-sky background, "Old Glory" displayed its stars and stripes at Creekfront Park in Hodgenville.

  • Stanley named Republican chair

    As a result of the Republican Party Convention and Election held March 24, the newly-elected Republican chairman is Jackey Stanley.
    The Republican Party meeting place has changed. Future meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at 102 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville near the old location of Arrowhead Pawn, with the exception of this month.
    The next meeting is 7 p.m. April 24 at the same location.
    For more information, call Lanny Vincent at 270-325-3834.

  • Fiscal Court updated on 911 tower

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner updated Fiscal Court Friday on the progress of a proposed radio tower.
    The county has emergency communications equipment on a tower at LaRue County Fairgrounds and one in Buffalo, Turner said. The lease, signed in 2003, is $200 per month per antenna ($800 total). The lease expires next year and the cost is expected to go up.
    “We have the potential for this to go up significantly,” Turner said. He anticipates the cost to increase by $500 per antenna – or $2,000 per month.

  • City Council: No new developments on proposed restaurant tax

     Hodgenville City Council and the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board have appeared to reach a stalemate – for now – on the subject of a restaurant tax.

  • Veteran assistance available through mobile service

     So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know ... and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans offers help.

    The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at Radcliff City Hall, 411 West Lincoln Trail Boulevard, Radcliff, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20.

    Assistance is free to all veterans and members of their families.

    For further information regarding the visit or other locations, contact NSO Randy A. Bunting at (502) 566-4482.

  • Water line extension benefits 50 customers

     A $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 has been approved by the Public Service Commission.

  • Governor signs veteran license ID bill

     Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a bill allowing veterans to have their status included on new and renewed driver licenses.

     “This new law fills a long-standing need of our veterans,” Beshear said. “My thanks and congratulations to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks for their cooperation and hard work in making this a reality.”

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Whip Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, left, and Sen. Vernie McGaha, R-Russell Springs, follow testimony in a budget conference committee. The conference committee is charged with ironing out differences between the House and Senate versions of the state’s two-year spending plan.

  • FISCAL COURT: LaRue EMS applies to become a teaching facility

    Mike Cottrell, director of LaRue County’s emergency medical service, informed LaRue County Fiscal Court that his department has applied with the Kentucky EMS board to be a teaching educational institute.
    “This lets us hold first-responder, EMT and continuing education classes right here at our facility,” Cottrell told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 27.
    He said the application has passed and his facility is awaiting inspection in April.  

  • Proposed bill would offer sales tax relief to storm victims

    A bill was passed last week in the House of Representatives that may offer relief to victims of the Feb. 29-March 3 storms.

    According to Rep. Michael Meredith, who represents LaRue, Edmonson and Hart Counties, HB 165 offers a tax rebate to those who were greatly impacted by recent storms and tornadoes. It cleared the House 96-0 and now goes to the Senate. The bill would offer a refund on sales and use tax paid on materials used to rebuild in areas that are declared to be federal disaster areas.