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Government

  • Sewer rates increase for New Haven residents

    A short agenda marked the final meeting of the New Haven Board of Commissioners for 2011 on Thursday. Mostly routine business was discussed to include awarding the new garbage collection contract to Waste Management of Kentucky. Tim McNalley, representing the company, was on hand to address any concerns and explain a 5-percent rate increase effective until June 2013. Fees for New Haven customers will rise from $8.20 a month to $8.61. The city of New Haven simply passes on its cost to the customers taking only a small handling and postage fee of 0.275 cents of each bill.

  • Kentucky Public Service Commission approves LGE settlement

     The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved the unanimous settlement agreement in the environmental cost recovery case for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

  • Fiscal Court changes medical provider for jail

    LaRue County Fiscal Court gave its approval for the county jail to contract with a new provider, CorrectHealth, for medical services for inmates.

    County Judge-executive Tommy Turner, meeting with magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville Dec. 14, said the new provider based in Georgia would offer more cost effective services than the current provider, Southern Health Partners.  CorrectHealth will begin its services in February.

  • INAUGURATION 2011: Beshear promises better tomorrow for Kentucky kids

     FRANKFORT - Ignoring overcast skies and chilly temperatures, Gov. Steve Beshear shared his vision for tomorrow with Kentuckians during his inaugural speech Dec. 13 on the Capitol’s steps.

    Beshear became only the second Kentucky governor in modern times to serve consecutive terms. Paul Patton was the first.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear's Inaugural address

     Thank you, Jane, for your love and support, and for being such a great First Lady.  Thank you to our sons, Jeff and Andy, and their families, for making us so proud.

     

    And thank you to Jerry, Madeline and Sidney Abramson, for agreeing to join us in leading this state over the next four years.

     

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  • City Police receive surveillance cameras

    Hodgenville City Police will soon be outfitted with surveillance cameras in squad cars.
    Chief Steve Johnson told City Council Monday that Elizabethtown City Police had donated 10 of the cameras and wiring to HCP.
    “E’town went digital and had no use for (the equipment),” he said, adding that the equipment was relatively new.
    Johnson said the cameras will “reduce liability to the city on traffic stops.”
    “I appreciate Deputy Chief Troy Dye (ECP) making such a generous donation,” he said.

  • City's water, sewer rates to increase

    Hodgenville City Council held second reading of an ordinance Monday that will increase the cost of water and sewer service.
    The first reading was held Nov. 23 at a special meeting.
    Sewer rates will increase by 10 percent and the minimum water rate will increase by 7.5 percent in 2012. Annual increases through 2015 will go into effect with publication of the ordinance.
    Combined minimum water and sewer rates will be $8.94 higher by 2015 than current rates.
    Mayor Terry Cruse said the rates have not been increased since 2004.

  • Proposed robo-caller bill could protect consumers

  • PHOTO: State Rep. Michael Meredith

    Rep. Michael Meredith, left, R-Brownsville (19th District) speaks with a Senate colleague before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting in Frankfort.

  • City workers put up Christmas tree

    Tim Robertson, on the forklift, helps guide the top of the Hodgenville City Christmas Tree with Justin Hart. Mayor Terry Cruse “lit up Hodgenville” Saturday on Lincoln Square.