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Government

  • 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.

  • Proposed ordinance may crack down on false alarms

    Local government is set to crack down on businesses whose security systems repeatedly send false alarms to emergency responders.
    Both Hodgenville City Council and LaRue County Fiscal Court discussed the issue in meetings last week. They’re considering penalties of up to $500 when police are called to investigate false alarms.

  • Legislative calendar set for January

    The 2012 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3 and will last 60 days, the maximum number allowed by the state constitution.

    The session will conclude on April 9, according to the schedule that has been approved by Senate President David L. Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo. The schedule is pending ratification of the full 16-member Legislative Research Commission, which Williams and Stumbo co-chair.

  • FISCAL COURT: Planning and Zoning update approved

    In the Sept. 13 meeting of LaRue Fiscal Court, LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner gave second reading to a reapportionment ordinance that calls for no change in magisterial districts until the next Census, and to a planning and zoning ordinance that updates the current regulation. The lot size for an in-family conveyance will raise from 25,000-square-feet to 30,000-square-feet. The change affects only new lot creations.

  • City property tax rates increase by about 75 cents

    Hodgenville residents will see an increase of about 75 cents on their property tax bills this year.
    Mayor Terry Cruse recommended a 4 percent increase after a 15-minute hearing prior to the regular city council meeting. The council voted unanimously to approve. No members of the public attended the meetings.
    Property values have decreased and if a tax increase was not voted in, the city would lose money, Cruse said. The city took the compensating rate last year which brought in about $166 extra for the year.

  • Wally Sparks named fire chief

    Hodgenville City Fire Department has been appointed a new fire chief after the recent resignation of former chief, Terry Ovesen.
    Wally Sparks, a 13-year veteran to the department, took the helm Monday at the city council meeting.
    Sparks said he has three goals in mind for the department – to serve and protect the city of Hodgenville, to protect his firefighters and to bring the fun back in the fire department as a whole.
    “I’m not here to fix a flat tire,” said Sparks “I’m here to put on a new one and roll with it.”

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning: July 2011

    The following zoning and building permits were sold in July, according to records of Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning:

    David M. Harrison, Campbellsville Road, residence
    David M. Harrison, Campbellsville Road, land division
    Gary Brandenburg, Redbud Drive, variance
    Carroll Parrent, Bacher Farm, River Road, residence
    Jeff Petkovich, Leafdale Road, storage
    Deborah Bennett, Dangerfield Road, barn/residence
    Meredith & Meredith, E. Forest Avenue, residence
    Linda Gardner, Campbellsville Road, residence

  • 911 remembrance planned

    Sept. 11, 2001, is a date that few Americans could forget. Many people have vivid recollections of where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of terrorist attacks.
    The televised accounts of the hijacked planes crashing into the World Trade Center and Pentagon are etched in our minds. The deaths of 2,977 people forever changed the way we look at our world.
    A “Remembering 9/11” program is being planned locally to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

  • Safer I-65 proposal rejected

    The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (KPTIA) has denied a request by several counties to create a Safer 65 Project Authority. The Authority was proposed by Hart, Barren, LaRue and Hardin counties as a means of completing an additional lane, both north and south on a 38-mile stretch of I-65.
    The letter was sent to Hart County Judge/Executive Terry Martin. LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner said he had not received notice of the decision.

  • PHOTO: Guthrie visits LaRue Countians at State Fair

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) met with Bonnie Willenbrink at the LaRue County Booth at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 26.