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Government

  • 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.

  • Governor orders transparency in child fatality cases

    Gov. Steve Beshear took steps Tuesday to open records of child fatality cases after lawsuits, legislators and Attorney General opinions called on the state to do so.

    The governor outlined a four-step plan during a 15-minute press conference in the Capitol.

  • City Council proposes raising water and sewer rates

    Hodgenville City Council is considering a measure that will increase the cost of water and sewer service.

    At Monday’s public hearing, the Council held first reading of an ordinance that will raise sewer rates by 10 percent and minimum water rate by 7.5 percent in 2012. Annual increases through 2015 are being considered.

    Combined minimum water and sewer rates will be $8.94 higher by 2015 than current rates.

  • Phyllis Causey retires as Guthrie aide

    Phyllis Causey, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will retire at the end of January.

    “While traveling as a candidate for Congress, I met so many individuals whose first question to me was, ‘Are you going to keep Phyllis if you are elected,’” Guthrie said. “Their question was a testament to Phyllis’ compassion, hard work and dedication to the individuals in the counties she served. She was, and still is, irreplaceable.

  • It's time to start thinking about next 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.

  • City needs 'proactive' repairs on water, sewer lines

    The sewer and water lines in the City of Hodgenville are in need of repair or replacement. The water tower by LaRue County High School is in need of “rehab” and the city eventually will be tagged with a violation if it isn’t fixed, Mayor Terry Cruse told city council members Monday.
    Cruse said “proactive measures” need to be taken.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Dispute over land status gets feisty

    A Hodgenville couple received a green light Monday from Hodgen­ville City Council to begin building a house on Fairview Drive.
    That sounds simple enough – but to Bobby and Bonnie Wright, it has proven to be one aggravation after another.
    The Wrights planned to give a granddaughter an acre of land to build a home. In September, they contacted Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning to have the property zoned from agriculture to residential.

  • FISCAL COURT: Two appointed to Extension Board

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Nov. 10, appointed Robert Enlow Jr., and Mae Burden to the LaRue County Extension Board. 

    The two will serve from January 2012 through December 2014.

    In other business, the court hired Eddie Humphrey as a full time road department employee.

  • 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