• Fiscal Court: Road department employees receive new radios

     Chris Jackson, LaRue County emergency management/911 coordinator, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 22 that 12 new VHF-band radios have been installed in county road department vehicles, greatly enhancing communication over the airways.

    “Before we installed these, we leased our frequency on a trunk line, which can be compared to the old party lines that telephone service used to have,” Jackson said. “Other users on the same frequency as us would interfere with our transmissions.”

  • Circuit Clerk: Add a heart to license for organ donation

     Kentucky’s Circuit Clerk’s offices, including LaRue County’s, have launched a change to driver’s licenses.

    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians will soon have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.

  • Hornback named vice-president of Clerk's Association

     Hodgenville City Clerk MaDonna Hornback was elected vice-president of the Lincoln Trail Area District of the Kentucky Municipal Clerk’s Association.

    Hornback has served as the City of Hodgenville City clerk-treasurer since July, 2007. She received her Kentucky Certified Municipal Clerk certification in July, 2010, and is also a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. 

  • City Council approves joint solid waste resolution, zoning map

     Hodgenville City Council approved a pair of measures Monday.

  • First salt run of year made in Roanoke, Tonieville areas

     After enjoying relatively mild winter weather through most of December, LaRue County’s road department crews spread their first loads of salt, about 15 tons, Dec. 29, according to road supervisor Clyde Veirs.

  • Cemetery Commission votes to raise price of lots, grave-digging service

     Inflation has impacted the cost of living – and dying.

  • Turner sworn in as KACo president

     LaRue County Judge/executive Tommy Turner was installed in November as president of the Kentucky Association of Counties.

    Outgoing President John Wilson, Garrard County Judge/executive, passed the gavel to Turner during a banquet in Louisville.

    Formed in 1974, the Kentucky Association of Counties is a non-profit, non-partisan association representing the needs of county government in legislative matters, and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government. KACo serves all 120 counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission to meet at 6 p.m. Monday

     The Red Hill Cemetery Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at Hodgenville City Hall.

    The meeting was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., however, City representatives decided to start the meeting early due to the length of the agenda.

    The Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets prior to the Hodgenville City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Higdon: Expect changes to pill mill legislation

     A comprehensive measure the Kentucky General Assembly enacted last year to curb prescription drug abuse is in need of changes, says one of the lawmakers who helped shape it.

    In an interview with The Kentucky Standard last week, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who helped lead efforts to revise House Bill 1 and get it passed in the Senate, said it has been effective, but has had unexpected results.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits - Nov. and Dec. 2012

     Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records


    Greg Ballard, Carter Brothers Road, Hodgenville, deck

    Dwayne Whitlock, Whitlock Road, land division

    Erica Vaughn, S. Lincoln Boulevard, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Matthew Vertrees, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, rezoning

    Meredith & Meredith, Forresta Court, Hodgenville, residence

    Michael Walker, Keith Road, Buffalo, residence

    Laugh-N-Learn, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, variance