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Government

  • 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.

  • Hundley announces candidacy for state rep

     Phinis V. Hundley of Hodgenville, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the Kentucky House of Representatives, District 19, which includes LaRue, Hart and Edmonson counties.

    Hundley is seeking political office, he said, because of his belief that office holders should always remember they are elected for public service.

  • PHOTO: Sen. Carroll Gibson

     FRANKFORT – Senate Majority Whip Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, discusses legislation with Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Sims files for state rep's seat

     Dottie J. Sims of Horse Cave has filed to run for the House of Representatives for District 19 which includes LaRue, Edmonson and Hart Counties.

  • Fiscal Court: Roads, roads, roads

     LaRue County Fiscal Court approved recommendations for resurfacing three county roads at its meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 28.