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Government

  • 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.

  • Auditor recommends segregation of accounting duties for Sheriff's office

    State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the 2010 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Bobby Shoffner. The year ended Dec. 31, 2010.
    State law requires the Auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the Auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • 19th District may change due to population trends

    LaRue County’s voting districts will remain the same for the next 10 years – but the state’s districts could change.
    Every 10 years, after the census is compiled, state legislators begin the redistricting process. Discussions began in July.
    The state did not gain or lose a congressional seat but there was some population shift to the central part of the state which could mean changes for LaRue County.
    Overall, the more populous central districts are expected to become smaller while the eastern and western districts will become larger.