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Government

  • 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.

  • Water line extension benefits 50 customers

     A $1.5 million waterworks improvement project proposed by LaRue County Water District No. 1 has been approved by the Public Service Commission.

  • Governor signs veteran license ID bill

     Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a bill allowing veterans to have their status included on new and renewed driver licenses.

     “This new law fills a long-standing need of our veterans,” Beshear said. “My thanks and congratulations to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky’s Circuit Court Clerks for their cooperation and hard work in making this a reality.”

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Whip Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, left, and Sen. Vernie McGaha, R-Russell Springs, follow testimony in a budget conference committee. The conference committee is charged with ironing out differences between the House and Senate versions of the state’s two-year spending plan.

  • FISCAL COURT: LaRue EMS applies to become a teaching facility

    Mike Cottrell, director of LaRue County’s emergency medical service, informed LaRue County Fiscal Court that his department has applied with the Kentucky EMS board to be a teaching educational institute.
    “This lets us hold first-responder, EMT and continuing education classes right here at our facility,” Cottrell told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 27.
    He said the application has passed and his facility is awaiting inspection in April.  

  • Proposed bill would offer sales tax relief to storm victims

    A bill was passed last week in the House of Representatives that may offer relief to victims of the Feb. 29-March 3 storms.

    According to Rep. Michael Meredith, who represents LaRue, Edmonson and Hart Counties, HB 165 offers a tax rebate to those who were greatly impacted by recent storms and tornadoes. It cleared the House 96-0 and now goes to the Senate. The bill would offer a refund on sales and use tax paid on materials used to rebuild in areas that are declared to be federal disaster areas.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits - Feb. 2012

     Michael Wiseman, Sonora Road, Hodgenville, land division

    Robert McDougal, Tanner Road, Hodgenville, frame addition

    Joe Pearman, Forresta Court, Hodgenville, variance

    David Graham, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Faye Nicholas, Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, sunroom

    Amanda Cissell, Stiles Ford Road, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Harold West, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Robert Johnson, N. L&N Turnpike, land division

  • Park Board to re-visit restaurant tax at next month's council meeting

     Last month, members of the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board asked Hodgenville City Council to consider a 2 percent restaurant tax to provide sustainable funding for local youth sports programs and fields.

  • Fiscal Court: Sign replacement is costly

     A road department report of local traffic and street name signs being replaced because of wind damage led to a discussion of signs of the times regarding new federal regulations as LaRue Fiscal Court met at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 13.

  • Guthrie rep to hold office hour in LaRue

     Greg Burkot, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in LaRue County 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in the LaRue County Fiscal Courtroom.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Burkot, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies. He will forward all comments to the congressman.

    To get the latest information from Congressman Guthrie’s office, sign up for his e-newsletter by visiting Guthrie.house.gov.