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Government

  • Park Board to re-visit restaurant tax at next month's council meeting

     Last month, members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board asked Hodgenville City Council to consider a 2 percent restaurant tax to provide sustainable funding for local youth sports programs and fields.

  • Fiscal Court: Sign replacement is costly

     A road department report of local traffic and street name signs being replaced because of wind damage led to a discussion of signs of the times regarding new federal regulations as LaRue Fiscal Court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 13.

  • Guthrie rep to hold office hour in LaRue

     Greg Burkot, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in LaRue County 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the LaRue County Fiscal Courtroom.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Burkot, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. He will forward all comments to the congressman.

    To get the latest information from Congressman Guthrie’s office, sign up for his e-newsletter by visiting Guthrie.house.gov.

  • Hundley announces candidacy for state rep

     Phinis V. Hundley of Hodgenville, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the Kentucky House of Representatives, District 19, which includes LaRue, Hart and Edmonson counties.

    Hundley is seeking political office, he said, because of his belief that office holders should always remember they are elected for public service.

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Whip Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, discusses legislation with Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Sims files for state rep's seat

     Dottie J. Sims of Horse Cave has filed to run for the House of Representatives for District 19 which includes LaRue, Edmonson and Hart Counties.

  • Fiscal Court: Roads, roads, roads

     LaRue County Fiscal Court approved recommendations for resurfacing three county roads at its meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 28.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

     Jan. 9 – Sharon Crady, 215 Abe’s Way, Hodgenville, residence

  • Bill proposes release of redistricting information to public, press

    Two House Republicans have filed a bill for the 2012 Legislative Session that if passed would require any proposed legislation dealing with redistricting for state and Congressional districts be released to the public and press five days before a vote could be taken in the General Assembly.  House Bill 460’s primary sponsors are Representative Jill York, R-Grayson, and Representative C.B. Embry, Jr., R-Morgantown.

  • City Council and water district sign agreement

     Hodgenville City Council entered into an agreement Feb. 13 with LaRue County Water District No. 1 to purchase water at wholesale prices. The resolution was made to update a 1979 contract.

    In other business:

    Fire Chief Wally Sparks reported three runs in January:

    • As escort for Amber Thurman’s funeral procession

    • False alarm at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home

    • Report that individuals were cooking food in a barrel on Lincoln Boulevard.