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Government

  • 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.

  • Fiscal Court updated on 911 tower

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner updated Fiscal Court Friday on the progress of a proposed radio tower.
    The county has emergency communications equipment on a tower at LaRue County Fairgrounds and one in Buffalo, Turner said. The lease, signed in 2003, is $200 per month per antenna ($800 total). The lease expires next year and the cost is expected to go up.
    “We have the potential for this to go up significantly,” Turner said. He anticipates the cost to increase by $500 per antenna – or $2,000 per month.

  • City Council: No new developments on proposed restaurant tax

     Hodgenville City Council and the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board have appeared to reach a stalemate – for now – on the subject of a restaurant tax.

  • Veteran assistance available through mobile service

     So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know ... and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans offers help.

    The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at Radcliff City Hall, 411 West Lincoln Trail Boulevard, Radcliff, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20.

    Assistance is free to all veterans and members of their families.

    For further information regarding the visit or other locations, contact NSO Randy A. Bunting at (502) 566-4482.