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Government

  • Governor signs concussion bill into law

    Governor Steve Beshear, joined by Rep. Joni Jenkins and school and athletics officials, last month ceremonially signed legislation to protect students who participate in athletics, particularly those who may suffer concussions.

  • Primary set for May 22

     Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 22.

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Young Democrats

     

    Sierra Enlow and Michael Wilson attended the Kentucky Young Democrats Convention this spring as representatives of the newly formed LaRue/Hardin/Meade County Young Democrats Chapter. They are pictured with Sen. Dennis Parrett (D-Elizabethtown). For more information about the chapter, contact Enlow at (502) 827-3332 or sierra.enlow@gmail.com.

  • Astors attend Libertarian convention

    Craig and Ruth Astor attended the Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas last week. They met with Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico. Craig Astor is running as a third party candidate for the Second Congressional District.

  • Fiscal Court: Core drilling conducted for tower

     LaRue County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 8 that core drilling has been conducted for erection of a communications tower on county road department property off U.S. 31-E.

    “Once the results of these tests come back, we can proceed with the tower,” Turner said. 

    Chris Jackson, emergency management director, said the 250-foot tower will provide improved transmission and reception service for his office and first responders. 

  • FISCAL COURT: Talks continue about new radio tower

    LaRue County will soon erect a 250-foot radio communications tower that Emergency Management Director Chris Jackson says will provide better signals and a greater transmitting and receiving radius.

    Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, informed fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 24 that the tower, scheduled to be operational by July 1 on county road department property off 31-E, will also be more cost effective.

  • New Haven water bills increase, flooding study planned for Rolling Fork River

     Members of the New Haven Board of Commissioners met Thursday evening. The board passed the second reading of an ordinance to increase water rates for in-city and out-of-city customers.

  • 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.