• City Council: Rezoning approved

    At the April 8 meeting, Hodgenville City Council approved the rezoning of property at 101 Hill St. from R1A to R1B. The change will allow the property owner to “replace a damaged home” with a mobile home.

    In other business:

    Fire Chief Wally Sparks reported two runs in March. Firefighters helped clean up glass after a truck ran into the Circle K building; and they assisted with traffic control while police worked an accident.

  • Redistricting remains in picture ... for next session

    The House State Government Committee approved House Bill 2, the redistricting plan designed by House Democrats, before it adjourned.
    The bill didn’t appear to be going anywhere from the onset, according to 19th District Representative Michael Lee Meredith (R-Brownsville). The matter was not resolved.
    If the proposal had passed, LaRue County would become part of a revised 24th District, along with all of Green and Marion County.
    Eleven Republican incumbents would be pitted against each other in five of the six districts.

  • Fiscal Court: County to sign agreement with Hardin County Animal Shelter

    LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 9 that the following day he was scheduled to sign an agreement with Hardin County to house LaRue’s stray animals.
    According to the contract, Hardin County will receive up to 20 animals per calendar month with LaRue County paying an annual fee of $21,000 for the services. LaRue County also agrees to pay $15 for each animal transported in excess of the 20-animal allowance. The contract stipulates Hardin County will accept only felines and canines.

  • Planning and Zoning continues work on sign ordinance

    Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning has returned to the drawing board after its proposed sign ordinance was stonewalled by LaRue Fiscal Court and Hodgenville City Council.
    The commission spent about an hour at a recent meeting looking over Hardin County’s sign ordinance, noting things they liked or disliked about the plan. No recommendation or vote was taken but commissioners hope to come up with a version that will meet approval from the City and County.

  • City Council: Open Meetings Act

    Sparks flew at Monday’s Hodgenville City Council meeting after City Clerk MaDonna Hornback pointed out a possible violation of the Open Meetings Act.
    At last month’s meeting, Councilman Alex LaRue proposed the adoption of a municipal order requiring detailed financial reports be provided quarterly by the clerk. LaRue gave copies of the order to Hornback, Mayor Terry Cruse and City Attorney Mary Gaines Locke. The other council members appeared already to have copies of the document.

  • Circuit Clerk's office celebrates Donate Life Month

     “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of life-saving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” said LaRue County Circuit Clerk, Larry Bell. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • City police getting in-car computers

     Hodgenville City Police were one of 78 agencies to receive an in-car computer from the state Attorney General’s Office.

  • City's water and sewer project halted while easement sought

     The City’s sewer line and water main improvement project came to a standstill last week after it was discovered an easement had not been obtained for one piece of property.

  • Millions spent by lobbyists this year

    About $4.2 million was spent on lobbying during the first two months of the 2013 General Assembly session. This is about 10 percent more than the $3.8 million spent during the same period two years ago, in the previous odd-year, ‘short’ session.

  • Newly formed Kentucky Health Cooperative gets OK to offer plans

     The new Kentucky Health Cooperative's health-insurance plans have received approval from the state Department of Insurance and will be available on Kentucky's insurance exchange market when it opens in October.

    Simply, a cooperative is a health insurance company, but with a twist.

    A health cooperative performs all the functions of an insurance company, but is a non-profit, member-run organization that is focused on the markets of a single state.