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Government

  • FISCAL COURT: County roads to be resurfaced

     LaRue County Fiscal Court approved four county road resurfacing project recommendations presented by Patty Dunaway, Chief District Engineer with the Kentucky Department of Highways’ District Four at the courthouse in Hodgenville Feb. 11.

  • PHOTO: Representative Terry Mills

    FRANKFORT – Rep. Toby Herald, R-Beattyville, right, discusses legislation with Rep. Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, during a recess period in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • PHOTO: Senator Carroll Gibson
  • City Council makes changes

    Hodgenville City Council adopted a pair of municipal orders Monday – and tabled a third.
    The council members voted to identify all City vehicles with a “City of Hodgenville” decal “placed prominently on the front door on each side if the vehicle has doors. If the vehicle does not have doors or the decal would obstruct the operator’s vision, then it will be placed where the decal is readily visible to the public.”
    The vehicles are to be numbered in a similar fashion and display standard government license plates.

  • Five vie for office of sheriff

     The May 20 Primary Election will decide which of five men – all Democrats – will become LaRue County’s next sheriff.

  • Candidate filings FINAL

    Candidates began filing Nov. 6, 2013, for the May 20 Primary. The last day for partisan candidates to file was 4 p.m. Jan. 28.

    COUNTY ATTORNEY
    Thomas “Tom” Claycomb (D)
    Kyle Williamson (D)

    COUNTY CLERK
    Linda Carter (D)

    COUNTY CORONER
    Todd R. Skaggs (D)

    JUDGE/EXECUTIVE
    Joe Pearman (D)
    Jerry W. Rock (D)
    Tommy Turner (D)

    JAILER
    Johnny Cottrill (D)

    PVA
    Scotty Lee (D)
    Chad Puyear (D)

  • Claycomb, Williamson face off in county attorney race

     A pair of political newcomers are seeking the office of LaRue County Attorney.

  • New Haven ambulance station to move

    New Haven will be getting a new location for its Nelson County EMS station.

    Last week, after hearing EMS Director Joe Prewitt’s report on the EMS Committee meeting held earlier that morning, the Nelson County Fiscal Court authorized County Judge-Executive Dean Watts to enter into a lease agreement with property owner Keith Carter for a building on the north side of town.

    Prewitt said the new ambulance service facility will be north of the stop light on New Haven Road inside the city limits.

  • FISCAL COURT: County orders 196 tons of salt

    LaRue County ambulance runs are up 129 transits since last year and almost 500 more than two years ago, Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 28.

    The local service showed 193 runs in December, bringing 2014’s total to 1,963 compared to 1,834 in 2012 and 1,453 in 2011.

    “Our service has been working very closely with Sunrise Manor and other medical providers in the county, which accounts in part for the increase,” said Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive.

  • KSP acquires jet

    The Kentucky State Police has expanded its aircraft fleet at no upfront cost to the Commonwealth by acquiring a former U.S. Air Force jet through a military surplus program. The 1984 Learjet 35 is now the newest aircraft owned by KSP.  The plane has been valued at $1 million.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown said the state will incur some costs to convert the plane from military to commercial use, including navigation and radio systems, inspections and pilot training.