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Government

  • 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.

  • Fiscal Court: Session includes deep water and budget

    LaRue County’s proposed 2012 budget will not cut funding to any agency, County Judge-executive Tommy Turner told magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 10.
    “Overall, I’m pleased with the budget,” Turner said. “While most counties have to cut funding, this budget allows us to be able to pave roads and build bridges.”
    The $7,467,353 total is about a million dollars larger than last year’s ($6,466,117). Turner said about 10 percent comes from real property taxes while 90 percent is from other sources.

  • FEMA-provided pump clears water from Lincoln Farm Road

    Flooding at McDowell’s Lakeview Cabins, across from Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, has prompted concerns for the safety of residents.
    The flooding on Lincoln Farm Road became an issue around April 25, when several inches of rain fell over LaRue County.
    Although water levels in the small pond in front of the cabins have risen in the past, owner Gary McDowell said he has never “seen it like this.”

  • Primary election results will be available online

    Election Day approaches, but with no local races being contested.
    Only state offices will be listed on the May 17 primary ballot (see 5A).
    Polls are open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Results will not be available in the May 18 issue of The LaRue County Herald News due to press deadlines. However, the results will be available at www.laruecountyherald.com as soon as possible and in the print edition the following week.
    Races include:

  • PHOTO: State fishes debris from under bridge

    High water created some issues for the Lincoln Blvd. bridge. Tuesday, state workers removed some of the debris clogging the waterway.