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Government

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Boulevard closed for water line repairs

    City workers closed a section of Lincoln Boulevard Monday morning to repair a burst water line. Mayor Terry Cruse said it was an old, unused service line that ran to Lincoln National Bank and needed to be shut off at the main line. Tim Robertson dumps a load of gravel over the repaired line while Ronnie Cruse shovels around the edges.

  • City Council honors Smith's memory

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse presented Rita Smith a plaque Monday in honor of her husband, City Councilman Otis Smith, who passed away May 3. Otis Smith served on the Council from 1999 to the time of his death. Cruse said the Council would always miss “the funny things he would say.”

    Rita Smith drew laughter from those assembled for Monday’s Council meeting by asking jokingly, “Who makes the motion to adjourn now?” as Otis Smith would typically make the motion to close each meeting.

  • City Council cracks down on fire department's practice of filling private pools - for free

    Why pay for a season pass to the Parks and Recreation pool when you can get your own swimming pool filled to the brim – for free?
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse told City Council Monday that three customers stopped by City Hall last week to inquire about filling their home swimming pools.

  • Audit of sheriff's fee released by state

    Frankfort - State Auditor Crit Luallen last week released the audit of the Sheriff’s Settlement - 2009 Taxes for LaRue County Sheriff, Bobby Shoffner, for the period April 16, 2009 through April 15, 2010.
    State law requires the Auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the Auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

  • Flags are available through Guthrie's office

    Do you need a flag to celebrate achievements of family or community?
    Congressman Brett Guthrie’s office can supply you with American flags that have been flown over the U.S. Capitol. Flags can be flown in honor of major achievements including graduations and military service, to recognize deserving community organizations, or for any worthy occasion.
    To order a flag, fill out an online order form available at http://guthrie.house.gov, print it out, and mail it along with your payment to:

  • PHOTO: Democratic candidate visits Hodgenville

    Jerry Abramson, democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, visited with city and county leaders May 20 at Hodgenville City Hall. From left, Deputy Jailer Rick Benningfield, Abramson, LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill, LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse.

  • Committee members named at Fiscal Court Meeting

    LaRue County magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 24 named three people as re-apportionment commission members.
    Jimmy Lee, chairman, Gordon McDowell, and Peggy Hawkins will lay district boundary lines and report to the court within 60 days, according to Tommy Turner, judge-executive.  County Clerk Linda Carter will also be a non-voting member.

  • City moves Red Hill Cemetery funds

    The City of Hodgenville has filed civil action in LaRue Circuit Court asking for permission to terminate the Red Hill Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

    Prior to 2008, a local government that owned a cemetery was required to create and maintain a perpetual care trust fund for the cemetery’s upkeep. The law was amended by the Kentucky General Assembly to permit the dissolution of a perpetual care fund on condition that the funds were to be utilized solely for the general care, maintenance and embellishment of the cemetery.

  • County tackles flooding on Walter Reed Road

    While most of the county’s floodwaters have receded during the last two weeks, an area on Walter Reed Road continues to be a problem.

    Water up to six-feet-deep has covered the roadway, less than a mile from the intersection with Old E’town Road.

    Clyde Veirs, county road supervisor, described it as a “basin” area that doesn’t go down as fast as stream water to LaRue Fiscal Court last week.

  • Fiscal Court audit available online

    State Auditor Crit Luallen has released the audit of the financial statements of the LaRue County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010.

    State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts. The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and net assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.