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Government

  • City to open sewer project bids

     Hodgenville City Council will open bids at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 for the Hamilton Heights sewer project.

  • Red Hill Cemetery Commission to purchase mapping software

     The Red Hill Cemetery Commission, which is composed of the entire Hodgenville City Council, voted Monday to purchase a software program that will map the city-owned cemetery.

  • Fiscal court approves sheriff's and county clerk's budgets

     LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 10, approved the sheriff’s and county clerk’s 2012 budgets.

    County Judge-executive Tommy Turner said both budgets are very similar to the previous year.

    “One key item in the sheriff’s budget is that we want to be sure to maintain enough money to offset hazardous duty retirement costs,” Turner told magistrates. “The sheriff’s department is the only one that receives hazardous duty retirement.”

  • Cell phones banned in commercial vehicles

     On Jan. 3, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration banned the use of hand-held mobile telephones while operating a commercial vehicle.

    This ban states under part 392.82(a) of FMCSR that no driver shall use a hand held mobile telephone while driving a CMV. It goes on to state that no motor carrier shall allow or require its drivers to use a hand-held device.

  • Main Street building to be sold at courthouse door

     A pair of buildings that once held a restaurant in downtown Hodgenville will be sold at the LaRue County Courthouse door on Feb. 2.

    The historic buildings, formerly Mama Sond’s and later Abe’s Country Cooking, will be sold at a master commissioner’s sale beginning at 10 a.m.

    The property was owned by Hodgenville Main Street Renaissance Inc. until about a year ago when the organization was dissolved by the City of Hodgenville.

  • Meredith files bill that would assist firefighters

     Rep. Michael Meredith, R-Brownsville (19th District) has filed a bill for the 2012 Regular Session that if passed would create a $1,000 refundable tax credit for any certified volunteer firefighter in the Commonwealth.

  • KHC offering low interest home loans

    The Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, is offering the lowest rates in its 40-year history. 

    “With rates this low and down payment and closing costs assistance, Kentuckians who thought they would not be able to own a home now have an opportunity,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “I encourage potential homeowners to contact KHC to learn more about this unique financing opportunity. These low rates will not last.” 

  • Historic Fort Knox bridges to be replaced

     Governor Steve Beshear  announced Dec. 19 that a project to replace two railroad bridges that are aged and deteriorated, yet vital to Fort Knox and countless freight customers, has been approved for an $11.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Mike Cottrell named EMS director

     Pat Helm, director of emergency medical services, tendered his resignation to LaRue Fiscal Court last week with an effective date of Dec. 31.

  • Video explains environmental surcharge

     The process the Kentucky Public Service Commission follows in the review and approval of coal-related environmental compliance costs incurred by electric utilities is explained in a video available online.

    The narrated slide show covers the legal basis for the recovery of environmental costs, the PSC’s review process and the environmental surcharge through which the costs are passed on to a utility’s ratepayers.

    The video, which is about 10 minutes long, is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvGmPHRtdNk.