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Government

  • Fiscal Court to take action against absentee property owner

    LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized County Attorney Dale Morris to take legal action to resolve an issue concerning property in Magnolia owned by an Illinois woman as the magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 28.
    The house, located at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia, burned almost two years ago. According to Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator, the owner, Karen Holm, has refused to clean the debris or fill in the exposed basement.

  • Boil Water Advisory lifted

    A boil water advisory for eight Hodgenville streets was lifted about noon Wednesday, June 29 by Hodgenville City Hall.

    The advisory was issued at 1 p.m. June 28 for the following areas:
    Kirkpatrick Avenue, Williams Avenue, Underwood Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Rose Circle, Shoffner Loop, Maple Avenue and Polly Avenue.
    The advisory was issued due to a water main break at the corner of Kirkpatrick and Churchill.
    For more information, contact the Hodgenville Water Plant at 358-8717 or City Hall at 358-3832.

  • Building permits: May 2011

    May 2011
    Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records:
    • Alice Clark, 2288 Lyons Station Road, New Haven, plat land division  
    • Sharon Choate, 1735 Jenkins Road, Upton, residence singlewide  
    • Barbara Jean Foster, 126 Underwood Ave., Hodgenville, storage pole  
    • Jeff Nash, 865 Bird Road, Magnolia, deck post  
    • Tommy Thompson, 550 E. Leafdale Road, Hodgenville, plat land division  

  • Unemployment rate falls in county

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between May 2010 and May 2011, while 16 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  
    LaRue County’s unemployment rate was 8.2 percent, down .1 percent from April and a drop from 9.7 percent in May 2010. Of a potential 7,443-person workforce, 6,829 people are employed.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR HODGENVILLE

    A boil water advisory was issued at 1 p.m. June 28 by Hodgenville Water Works for the following areas:
    Kirkpatrick Avenue, Williams Avenue, Underwood Avenue, Vaughn Avenue, Rose Circle, Shoffner Loop, Maple Avenue and Polly Avenue.
    The advisory was issued due to a water main break at the corner of Kirkpatrick and Churchill.
    No other areas are affected.
    Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using.

  • PHOTO: Original Creekfront restroom plans flushed

    Workers constructed the block walls of the new restrooms at Creekfront Park last week. General contractor Joe Pearman said there is a slight change to the design as reported in last week’s Herald News. Stone will not be placed on the exterior walls due to fear that water could seep inside the seams during flooding. Decorative concrete blocks are being used instead. The two-staller should be complete in about six weeks.

  • Fiscal Court approves bids

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved bids on road department supplies as magistrates met at the courthouse in Hodgenville June 14.
    Bid winners included: Hagan and Stone – steel culvert tile; Hanson Aggregates – stone; Bault Oil Company – fuel; Asphalt Materials and Marathon Petroleum – asphalt emulsion; Certified Construction and Scotty’s – bituminous asphalt.

  • Kentucky State Police receive new crime scene truck

    The Kentucky State Police post in Elizabethtown received a new vehicle last week that will allow officers to process crime scenes more quickly.

    Capt. John Ward, commander of the KSP Elizabethtown post, visited Frankfort last Wednesday o pick up the Ford Super Duty Truck from Gov. Steve Beshear and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, according to a KSP news release.

    The truck is equipped with a utility bed and all the tools necessary to process a crime scene, including evidence gathering supplies, said Bruce Reeves, KSP public information officer.

  • City Council agrees to pay Main Street's final bills

    Hodgenville City Councilman Jim Phelps ended a standoff between the City and Hodgenville Main Street Monday by making a motion that the City pay the outstanding bills of the volunteer group.
    Main Street was dissolved by Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse earlier this year after its contract expired. The volunteers were ordered to settle debts and make other restitutions “as required by law.”

  • Creekfront restrooms under construction

    Construction of restrooms at Creekfront Park began last week.
    General contractor Joe Pearman said the plumbing inspection was completed Wednesday. The concrete foundation has been poured also.
    The original plan made last fall was for a pre-fab restroom that came ready to set on a foundation. Mayor Terry Cruse decided to have a concrete block structure constructed on site.
    “We found we could build it for less than a pre-fab would cost,” said Cruse.