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Government

  • PHOTO: GOP chili supper

     Sixty people attended the GOP chili supper March 7.

  • KSP accepting applications

     The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on Aug. 3. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

     UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted effective 2 p.m. Friday, March 7.

     

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Brown's Court, Forrest Hill and Bardstown Road as of 3:55 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

    The advisory was issued after a water main break on East Main Street.

    Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

    For more information contact City Hall at 270-358-3832 or the Hodgenville Water Plant at 270-358-8717.  

  • Governor to appeal ruling on same-sex marriage

    Gov. Steve Beshear will appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

    If Heyburn’s ruling stands, it would overturn provisions of a 2004 state constitutional amendment that was approved by a large majority of Kentucky voters as well as a 1998 statute that also defines marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman.

  • Frankfort Update: Senator Carroll Gibson

     March promises many things here in Kentucky; for us in the Senate it is preparing for the most difficult part of the job, the biennial budget. As we await the House to pass its version, legislation continues in our chamber.

    Last week Senate Bill 7 was signed by Governor Beshear. The new law will allow nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without a physician as long as they meet the requirements. Ultimately this will provide more access to medical care, especially for citizens in rural areas.

  • Candidate forums planned in March

    Several key local political races will be decided in the May 20 primary.
    Three forums are being planned by community groups to provide more information about the candidates.
    The LaRue County Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring “Measure the Candidate” forums on Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 20.
    The forums will be held at 7 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse, 209 W. High St., Hodgenville.

  • Three Democrats running for judge/executive

    The judge/executive is the chief administrative officer of county government.
    He presides at fiscal court, manages the county’s finances, makes appointment to public boards and oversees several employees.
    He can administer oaths of office and conduct marriage ceremonies.
    The office was formerly called “county judge” and was changed to judge/executive in 1975.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS: Rep. Terry Mills

    FRANKFORT – With March the last full month of this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House and Senate are nearing the point where they will focus less on their own legislation and more on finding common ground with the other chamber.

    While the House is still finalizing several of its key bills, my fellow representatives and I have already passed a productive list for the Senate to consider.

  • Bill to block Bluegrass Pipeline use of eminent domain advances to cheers

    FRANKFORT, KY. — Scores of Bluegrass Pipeline opponents cheered Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would prevent the pipeline from going through property of landowners who do not want it.

    The committee voted 11-1 for House Bill 31, which says that developers of natural gas liquids pipelines do not have the power of eminent domain to gain access to land.

  • FISCAL COURT: Winter has been rough on roads

     LaRue County Road Supervisor Clyde Veirs’ report to fiscal court gave evidence of this year’s cold, icy winter.

    Speaking to the magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 25, Veirs read the names of 10 roads on which crews filled potholes. The roads spanned a cross section of the county – Peppers, Cissal Hill, Johnathan Court, Whitlock spur, Red Bud, Dogwood, Walters Lane, Roanoke, South Otter and North Otter.