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Government

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Special Session: One and Done

    The 2012 Special Session came and went this past week, as both chambers were able to approve both a budget for Kentucky’s transportation needs and legislation to combat so-called ‘pill mills’ in the Commonwealth.

  • New state laws go into effect mid-July

     The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2012 session came to a close last week, marking the end of a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and boosted efforts to stop the spread of methamphetamine labs.

  • General Assembly passes new laws on synthetic drugs, coal mine safety and wild hogs

     The Kentucky General Assembly's 2012 session came to a close last week, marking the end of a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and boosted efforts to stop the spread of methamphetamine labs.

    This was the 60th working day of the session and the final one allowed by the state constitution. The session started on Jan. 3.

  • Building permits and land divisions

    David Johnson, 3578 Greensburg Road, Buffalo, deck

    James Pinkston, N. Otter Creek Road, Campbellsville, cabin

    Patrick Powell, 1730 Bardstown Road, Hodgenville, plat

    Manfredo Quiros, 114 and 116 Woebegona Way, Hodgenville, duplex

    Kennie Akers, 503 Mount Sherman Road, Mount Sherman, plat

    Clifford Constant, 2335 McDowell Road, Hodgenville, addition

    Paul Mayfield, 202 Plumpurdy Drive, Hodgenville, residence

    Joanne Meredith, 132 Browns Court, Hodgenville, residence

  • SAFE-house allows citizens to report fraud and waste online

    State Auditor Adam Edelen marked his first 100 days in office with the unveiling of an online SAFE-house to allow the public to securely and anonymously report suspected fraud and waste, as well as a new and improved Auditor of Public Accounts website.

    Edelen also issued 10 recommendations to improve the state's new Medicaid managed care program, launched a special examination into the Department of Agriculture under the previous commissioner and an audit of a fund that disburses indigent care money to University Hospital in Louisville, and more.

  • 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.