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Government

  • City reimbursed for Hornback salary

    In the monthly meeting of the Hodgenville City Council held Monday evening, Mayor Kenny DeVore told the council that the city recently received a check for $108,998.40 for the unauthorized overpayment of wages of former Hodgenville City Clerk Madonna Hornback. According to current city clerk Toni Burton, the city received the funds from their bonding company, Cincinnati Insurance Companies.

  • Ethics commission holds meeting

    The newly re-established Hodgenville ethics commission held their first meeting on Tuesday, September 8.

    State law requires the City of Hodgenville to have an ethics ordinance in place to define standards expected in elected and appointed officials. The City first appointed an ethics commission in 1994, but former Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse did not make appointments to the commission during his tenure (2007-2014), making the commission nonexistent.

  • Hodgenville approves first reading of tax ordinance

    The Hodgenville City Council approved the first reading of the 2015 real property and tangible property tax ordinance at their monthly meeting on August 10.

    The ordinance calls for an increase on all taxable real property to .133 cents per $100, as opposed to last year’s rate of .128 cents per $100. The ordinance calls for the motor vehicle tax rate to remain the same at .195 cents per $100.

    Mayor Kenny Devore said the tax on real property was a small increase that would amount to an extra $10 per $200,000.

  • Town Hall meeting scheduled

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will meet with constituents in LaRue County at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at Paula’s Hot Biscuit in Hodgenville.  

    The town hall meeting is a part of Congressman Guthrie’s “Conversations with your Congressman” as he travels through all 21 counties in Kentucky’s Second District.  Attendees can expect casual conversation with Congressman Guthrie and the opportunity to ask questions. Everyone is invited to attend the free event.

  • State’s education investments are paying off

    By TERRY MILLS

    State Representative

    Next month, Morehead State University will open what will be the state’s second specialty high school geared toward our best and brightest students.

    The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will ultimately be home to 120 high school juniors and seniors from across the state, all of who will have a chance to earn up to 60 college credit hours over a two-year period.

  • Creekfront Park Reopens - Mayor Devore advises caution

    Mayor Kenny Devore has partially reopened Creekfront Park as of today, July 8. "The park is very wet, and we are asking folks to please use caution, and avoid any and all areas that have been marked with caution tape, and refrain from viewing or walking around the banks of the creek, as those areas are still very wet and dangerous", said Mayor Devore.

    The park substained damage to the playground area and part of the walking tracking following the flooding that occurred July 3 in Hodgenville and LaRue County.

  • State releases water report

    By State Rep. Terry Mills

    About a week ago, state officials released the latest annual report on the quality of a resource we too often take for granted, our drinking water.

    In short, the news is good for those who rely on the treated water provided each and every day by our nearly 450 public utilities.

  • Motion for guilty plea filed in Jason Davis case

    A Bonnieville man has plead guilty to charges stemming from an incident involving the death of a Buffalo woman.

    Attorneys for Jason R. Davis, 38 of Bonnieville, filed a motion for a guilty plea in LaRue County Circuit Court on June 1 to amended charges stemming from incidents Nov. 1, 2014, that involved the death of Shalayna Skaggs, of Buffalo.

  • City to provide Ag Fair water

    The Hodgenville City Council approved Monday night a request to provide water and sewer service for the second half of the split fair.

    “I would like to extend the water and sewer service for the second part of the fair in the same fashion that we did for the fair this week,” Mayor Kenny Devore said. Devore said he came to the decision after talking with community members, but that extending water and sewer services to the fair would be “for this year, and only for this year.”

  • Wreck on I 65 causing back up on Hwy 357 in LaRue County

     Traffic Advisory:  I65 Northbound Mile Point 73

     

    A commercial vehicle crash has closed I65 Northbound near Mile Point 73.