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Government

  • County's legal action delayed due to death of landowner

    Last month, LaRue County Fiscal Court authorized County Attorney Dale Morris to take legal action against an absentee landowner concerning property in Magnolia.
    The action will be delayed due to the death of the property owner, Karen L. Holm, on July 3.
    The house, located at 392 Old L&N Turnpike in Magnolia, burned almost two years ago. According to Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator, Holm refused to clean the debris or fill in the exposed basement despite an agreement reached in LaRue District Court.

  • Woman appeals to Red Hill Cemetery Board to widen road

    The Red Hill Cemetery Board, composed of Hodgenville City Council members, met Monday night prior to the regular council meeting.
    Diane Osborne of Hodgenville told the Board cars were driving across her parents’ graves in the cemetery. She offered to donate funds to have the one-lane paved road widened in the area beside their graves.
    City Clerk MaDonna Hornback offered to obtain estimates for widening the roadway and present them at the January board meeting.

  • Changes in force for Hodgenville City Police

    Several changes have taken place at Hodgenville City Police in recent weeks.
    JACKSON PROMOTED
    Officer Marcus Jackson has been promoted to sergeant and will act as night shift supervisor.
    Chief Steve Johnson told City Council Monday that Jackson was chief deputy for several years for the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department and had the experience for the job. The extra supervision on night shift will be beneficial, he said.
    TAULBEE HIRED

  • CITY: Locked hydrant poses no threat to fire preventions

    At last month’s City Council meeting, Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse brought up the issue of volunteer firefighters hauling water – either for free or a donation to the fire department – to fill residential swimming pools.
    The Council agreed to crack down on the practice by requiring firefighters to keep a log book of any water deliveries and pay for the water. Cruse said the City will install a water meter at the fire department to monitor usage in the future.

  • 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.