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Government

  • 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.

  • ELECTION: Polling places to change

    If you’re a registered LaRue County voter, chances are your polling place has changed for the Nov. 8 General Election.
    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter said a representative of the Kentucky Disabilities Coalition found that some of the local polling places were not fully handicapped accessible. Requirements regarding  van accessibility in parking lots, ramps and handrails were too stringent for some of the older buildings.
    There were other problems as well. Most of the polls were located inside the LaRue County Courthouse and at times, were overly crowded.

  • ELECTION: State treasurer's race 2011

     By ERIN L. MCCOY

    emccoy@kystandard.com

     

  • Absentee ballots must be returned by Nov. 7

    Although the Nov. 8 election is still several days away, many voters across Kentucky have already cast their ballots. State law provides opportunities for voters to cast absentee ballots through Nov. 7.

    In LaRue County, the process is simple: Go to County Clerk Linda Carter’s office at the courthouse and tell the worker you would like to cast an absentee ballot. They’ll ask a few questions and assist you with paperwork. You sit at a table, mark the ballot and feed it into a voting machine to be scanned.

    That’s it.

  • FISCAL COURT: Residents petition for mail service on Jackson Road

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Oct. 11, approved David Whelan Electric of Hodgenville to connect an emergency generator with the courthouse.

    Tommy Turner, county judge-executive, told magistrates Whelan's bid of $19,822, was the better of two bids submitted. He said the generator would allow emergency and other services to remain operable in the event power was lost as it was a couple of years ago during storms.

    The court set the county's trick or treat schedule for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • ELECTION: State auditor's race 2011

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

     

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he's had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • City holds first reading of false alarm ordinance

    Hodgenville City Council held first reading of a false alarm ordinance Monday that could prove costly to businesses or individuals who don’t keep their alarm systems in repair.

    After five documented false alarms in a six-month period, penalties could total as much as $750. The misdemeanor fine would be no more than $500 – which would be paid to the court system . The civil penalty would be no more than $250 – which would be paid to the city.

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because

    Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Planning and Zoning: August 2011

    Information provided from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning

    John Stinson, Mount Sherman Road, storage
    Zolon Helm, L&N Turnpike, Buffalo, residence
    Jeff Nash, Bird Road, Magnolia, residence
    Union Christian Church, Union Church Road, plat
    Clifton Allen, Lyons Station Road, New Haven, plat
    Timmy Creason, Mount Tabor Road, Buffalo, plat
    James Q. Shaw Jr., Tanner Road, Hodgenville, addition
    Kenneth Sandfer, New Jackson Highway, use permit
    John Bange, Orrender School Road, Magnolia, residence

  • Guthrie: Burdensome regulations stifle economy

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, visited LaRue County Thursday, taking time to speak with local government officials and members of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. He returned Saturday for the Lincoln Days Parade.
    Guthrie, who represents the second district and has a small business, manufacturing background, voiced his thoughts about the national economy, tax reform and job building.
    The House Representatives have been working to “slow down” the administration issuing burdensome regulations that are anti-business, Guthrie said.