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Government

  • Deadlines approach for 2012 election

    Election Day 2011 is history though the official certification of results by the Kentucky State Board of Elections is scheduled for Nov. 28. While most Kentuckians are moving into the advent of the holiday season and a new year, the election season rarely has a breather. 

    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • GENERAL ELECTION: Beshear sweeps state, county

  • PHOTO: Signs of the times

    Signs point the way to a new polling place – Hodgenville Elementary School – for three precincts in Tuesday’s General Election. Results of the election will be available at www.laruecountyherald.com and in next week’s print edi

  • LaRue County Voter Facts

    LaRue voter facts - Nov. 8, 2011 Election


    9,668 registered voters


    6,295 Democrats
    2,876 Republicans
    497 Other


    Source: LaRue County Clerk's Office

  • General Election results available online

    General Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. No local races are being contested and state and local officials are predicting a low turnout.
    Results will not be available in the Nov. 9 issue of The LaRue County Herald News due to press deadlines.
    However, the results will be available at www.laruecountyherald.com as soon as possible and in the print edition the following week.
    Races include:
    Governor and lieutenant governor:
    Republican – David L. Williams and Richie Farmer
    Democrat – Steven L. Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson

  • PSC hearing upcoming in KU and LG&E Environmental Compliance Case

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public evidentiary hearing next week on the environmental compliance plans and associated environmental surcharge requests submitted by Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and Louisville Gas & Electric Co. (LG&E).

  • ELECTION: Governor's race 2011

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal sent questionnaires to all three candidates. Below are their responses. Their answers are posted in their entirety at www.cknj.com.

     

    Steve Beshear

  • PHOTO: Young Democrat

    Michael Wilson, president of the Young Democrats chapter for LaRue, Hardin and Meade Counties, hanged campaign posters on Lincoln Square last week as he waited for a campaign bus to arrive in Hodgenville.

  • FISCAL COURT: Conservation District funding denied; funds transferred to jail account

    LaRue County Fiscal Court reappointed Lisa DeWitt and Anita Laha to the LaRue County Public Libraryís board of trustees as magistrates met Oct. 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    The two people, recommended by the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, will serve four-year terms that will expire June 30, 2015.

    The court renewed its health insurance plan with Anthem. Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, said the premiums, which the county cost shares with employees, had increased about 12 percent.

  • ELECTION: Attorney General's race

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.