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Government

  • REDISTRICTING: Meredith, Gibson out; Rep. Mills, Sen. Givens in

     LaRue Countians have new representation in the General Assembly, according to the redistricting plan signed into law Jan. 20 by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Bryan to run for House of Representatives

    Kendrick Bryan, 24, of Elizabethtown, announced last week his plans to run for the State House of Representatives in the May primary.
    Bryan lives in the 25th House District currently represented by Democrat Jimmie Lee.
    Bryan is a graduate student at Western Kentucky University and a substitute teacher at LaRue County High School.

  • Gilbert to appear on 'The Rest of the News'

    Adrienne Gilbert of Hodgenville will appear next week on Dr. Frank Simon’s show “The Rest of the News” on WBNA TV.

    Gilbert will speak on civic duty and getting involved in the party process.

    The show will be available 6:30 p.m. on WBNA 21.3 and Insight Cable digital 285 and boxless 74.6 Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 and online for one week at http://wbna.rbm.tv/.

  • State offers table to collect taxes on online purchases

     The Kentucky Department of Revenue is offering Kentuckians another tool in the 2011 Income Tax Instructions to calculate the 6 percent use tax owed on purchases made from out-of-state retailers. 

  • Guthrie reacts to President's State of the Union Address

     Every Kentuckian watching President Obama's address last week has to be wondering how this year is going to be any different than the past three.  

    President Obama's policies of more spending, higher taxes and more regulations have hampered economic growth and ultimately left our economy weaker.

    Since President Obama took office, 1.7 million fewer people have jobs, gas prices have remained at historic highs and more than $4 trillion has been added to the national debt.

  • FISCAL COURT: Sheriff purchases three cars

     LaRue County Fiscal Court appointed local attorney Kyle Williamson to the LaRue County Public Library Board as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 25.

    Williamson’s term will expire June 30, 2013.

    Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, reported 116 ambulance transports in December, totaling 1,453 trips for 2011.

  • Guthrie hosts 'listening session' Thursday

     Congressman Brett Guthrie will host “Listening Sessions” in each of the 21 counties in the Second District during January.  

  • Meredith files pair of farm bills

     Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) announced Thursday he is filing two bills that if passed in the 2012 Legislative Session would provide tax exemptions to Kentucky's equine and agricultural animal industries.

    House Bill 285 would extend sales tax exemptions to any horse farms and equine operations in the Commonwealth on feed, building supplies and other items.  Joining Rep. Meredith as primary co-sponsors on the bill are Rep. Sara Beth Gregory, R-Monticello, and Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown.

  • Two LaRue inmates decline early release

     Nearly 1,000 convicts walked out of prison earlier this month as part of changes made to the state’s criminal justice system.

  • Kentucky legislature works on redistricting

    This Week in Frankfort

    Nearly two weeks in, the 2012 General Assembly seemed slow coming together. Its first and most immediate challenge – state-level redistricting – was reported bogged down in predictable political concerns. Deeply ominous but deeply vague early warnings from the Beshear administration about the budget situation left lawmakers pensive, waiting for specifics in the governor’s Budget Address. Anything but speculation on the much-trumpeted casino-gambling proposal was hard to come by.