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Government

  • UPDATE: Special meeting moved to Thursday

     Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse has called a special meeting of city council at 6 p.m. April 30 for the purpose of appointing three members to the Board of Ethics.

    A city ordinance established a board of ethics in 1994 – however, the appointments were either never made – or the board became defunct over the years.

    The county has a three-member board of ethics.

    The meeting will be held at City Hall, 200 S. Lincoln Blvd.

  • City Council to hold special session

     Hodgenville City Council will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at City Hall, in a special session in an effort to oust Mayor Terry Cruse.

  • Frankfort Wrap-up: State Rep. Terry Mills

     At the start of each legislative session, it is impossible to know which proposals will clear the hurdles it takes for a bill to become law.

    Some are never heard in committee; others may make it through the House or Senate but get lost in the shuffle on the other side. Some may falter because of cost or a lack of time or public support.

  • PHOTO: Governor signs chiropractor bill
  • Rifles, knives from Richie Farmer's administration to be auctioned

     The state will auction dozens of high-quality collector’s items left over from a 2008 agriculture conference during Richie Farmer’s tenure as Kentucky agriculture commissioner.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will sell 13 Remington rifles and 16 Case knives in an auction May 5 at KDFWR headquarters, 1 Sportsman’s Lane west of Frankfort. Proceeds from the auction will help fund an urban garden project that will be announced later this year.

  • Sen. Carroll Gibson offers Frankfort update

    The 2014 legislative session adjourned on midnight April 15. The session produced measures that will affect economic development, appropriate funds for state government for the next two years, public health, safety and education. Of course, as with every session, there were measures that did not succeed, that from our perspective, would have benefited the state.

  • Snow and ice removal costly for state

    A winter season punctuated by a polar vortex, sub-zero temperatures, and nasty snow and crippling ice storms created more than a traveling nuisance for Kentucky residents. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal – about 1.5 times the cost of a typical Kentucky winter.

  • Floyd wants to bring back eminent domain bill in 2015

    State Rep. David Floyd, a Bardstown Republican, was disappointed this week that his bill to protect landowners from the threat of condemnation of their property for the planned Bluegrass Pipeline didn’t pass in the 2014 session of the legislature.

    But he thinks it can be brought back next year.

  • New laws passed by General Assembly

     The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 regular session ended April 15, capping off a session in which lawmakers approved the state’s next two-year budget and measures that will impact people throughout the state.

  • Absentee voting begins Monday

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 20 Primary Election is Monday, April 21.

    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 21.