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Government

  • 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.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • More than 100,000 'In God We Trust' license plates purchased

    Kentuckians have purchased more than 100,000 standard license plates bearing the national motto, “In God We Trust,” since the plate was introduced in January as a no-added-cost option for passenger vehicles.

    The sales represent 16.5 percent of total standard-issue license plate sales, according to the Department of Vehicle Regulation in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • FISCAL COURT: New bridge to be built over Goodin-Williams

    Fiscal Court awarded Hornback Construction of Hodgenville the winning bids to construct a new bridge on Goodin-Willliams Road and culvert on Viers Road.

    Magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Sept. 27 accepted Hornback's bid of $88,960 for the bridge and $22,500 for the culvert. 

    Owner Fred Hornback told the court he could start work within 30 days and estimated two weeks to complete the bridge, one week for the culvert.

  • City stocks grass carp in Salem Lake

    During hot weather, Hodgenville City Hall fields numerous complaints about a bad taste or smell from residents’ tap water.
    The culprit is algae blooms which give off a gas that is repugnant to taste buds, said Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse. When chlorine is added to the water supply to purify it, the algae emits a musty smell.
    Since chemicals do not seem to be improving the problem, the Mayor sought a “green” solution to reduce the algae.