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Government

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Young Democrats

     

    Sierra Enlow and Michael Wilson attended the Kentucky Young Democrats Convention this spring as representatives of the newly formed LaRue/Hardin/Meade County Young Democrats Chapter. They are pictured with Sen. Dennis Parrett (D-Elizabethtown). For more information about the chapter, contact Enlow at (502) 827-3332 or sierra.enlow@gmail.com.

  • Astors attend Libertarian convention

    Craig and Ruth Astor attended the Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas last week. They met with Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico. Craig Astor is running as a third party candidate for the Second Congressional District.

  • Fiscal Court: Core drilling conducted for tower

     LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 8 that core drilling has been conducted for erection of a communications tower on county road department property off U.S. 31-E.

    “Once the results of these tests come back, we can proceed with the tower,” Turner said. 

    Chris Jackson, emergency management director, said the 250-foot tower will provide improved transmission and reception service for his office and first responders. 

  • FISCAL COURT: Talks continue about new radio tower

    LaRue County will soon erect a 250-foot radio communications tower that Emergency Management Director Chris Jackson says will provide better signals and a greater transmitting and receiving radius.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, informed fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 24 that the tower, scheduled to be operational by July 1 on county road department property off 31-E, will also be more cost effective.

  • New Haven water bills increase, flooding study planned for Rolling Fork River

     Members of the New Haven Board of Commissioners met Thursday evening. The board passed the second reading of an ordinance to increase water rates for in-city and out-of-city customers.