• County 'nullifies' new state laws

     LaRue Fiscal Court sent a message to Frankfort last week by holding first reading of an ordinance that says “Phooey” to new state laws.

  • Merle Edlin appointed sheriff

     Former LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin was sworn in Thursday afternoon as interim sheriff.

    Shoffner, who resigned effective Feb. 28 due to health reasons, was midway through his third term.


    Edlin said he was not planning to run for the office. A new sheriff will be elected and take office immediately after the November 2014 election, according to LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner.

  • PHOTO: Conservative Award

     Congressman Brett Guthrie, left, was recently awarded the “Conservative Award” by the American Conservative Union Foundation. The award is given to Members of Congress who score above 80 percent on the voting record determined by the ACU.  Al Cardenas, the chairman of the ACU is pictured with Congressman Guthrie.

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, discusses legislation with Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg, in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Judge/executive says alternate to animal shelter will be found

     Judge-executive Tommy Turner assured LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 26 that even if Taylor County Animal Shelter closes, LaRue Countians will still have a place to take stray animals.

    “We have to come up with something, and we will come up with something,” said Turner, who told the court he had been in contact with Eddie Rogers, Taylor County judge/executive, and with other judge-executives in nearby counties.

  • Food Service Inspections - November, 2012 to January, 2013
  • Home damaged in Leap Day Tornado demolished by City

     On Feb. 29, 2012, Betty Sims was sitting inside her home on Woebegona Way when an EF-2 tornado struck.

  • Legislative Update: State Rep. Michael Meredith

     The Kentucky General Assembly passed the halfway point of the 2013 Legislative Session this past week, yet several major issues are left to be resolved.

  • Department of Agriculture investigates animal shelter

     Taylor County Animal Shelter has come under fire again, this time for whether it misused state grant funding to build a shelter that will soon no longer offer pets for adoption.

    But James Comer, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture, says the $150,000 grant the shelter received to build its new facility does not require that animals be up for adoption at the facility.

    He said the grant does call for the animals to be treated humanely, and his office has and will continue to investigate whether that is being done.

  • Legislative Update

     The Kentucky General Assembly passed the halfway point of the 2013 Legislative Session this past week, yet several major issues are left to be resolved.

    On Thursday the House State Government Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 2, which deals with much needed reforms to our state and local government public pension systems. However the committee only discussed the proposal, and didn’t vote to pass it out of committee.