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Government

  • 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.

  • PHOTO: KY. 84 bridge repair

    A bridge on Ky. 84 between Sonora and Hodgenville has been reduced to one lane as state road crews make repairs. A stop light has been installed at the site.

  • Heavy rain creates pain for LaRue County Road Crews

    Torrential rains washed down three tandem truck loads of gravel onto Peake Road near Knob Creek, county road supervisor Clyde Veirs told members of fiscal court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 13.
    “And we’re not done hauling gravel off the road yet,” said Veirs. “Mainly, we’ve been cleaning up the mess from floodwaters.”

  • County Clerk's office receives grant to buy plat cabinet

    LaRue County Clerk Linda Carter has received a $3,305 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The grant funds will be used to purchase and install a plat cabinet for the storage of permanent plats recorded in the county clerk’s office.
    The Local Records Program is dedicated to the preservation and management of Kentucky’s local government records of enduring value.

  • Four candidates seeking Secretary of State office

    Four candidates are seeking Kentucky's Secretary of State office this year.

    Republicans Bill Johnson and Hilda Legg and Democrats Elaine Walker and Allison Grimes will face off in the May 17 primary.

    Republican incumbent Trey Grayson has stepped down to serve as the director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Walker to fill the remainder of Grayson's term.

    Bill Johnson

  • Torrential rains cause problems for road crews

    Torrential rains washed down three tandem truck loads of gravel onto Peake Road near Knob Creek, county road supervisor Clyde Veirs told members of fiscal court meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville April 13. “And we’re not done hauling gravel off the road yet,” said Veirs. “Mainly, we’ve been cleaning up the mess from floodwaters.” The rain played havoc throughout the county as road crews augered a tile on Polley, pushed out brush and re-cut a ditch on Cruse Road, cleared ditches on Peppers Road, dug out “pumped” areas on Wooton and Pickerill roads and sloped banks on Airline Road.

  • April 18 is last day to register to vote in May primary

    April 18 is the last day to register to vote in the May 17 Primary Election.
    Only state offices will be on the May 17 primary ballot as no local races are scheduled.
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will not have an opponent for the Democratic Party nomination. His running mate is Jerry E. Abrahamson.

  • City seizes Main Street accounts, demands return of flower pots

    The Hodgenville Main Street saga continues.
    Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse last month ordered the volunteer group to dissolve – but did not set a timeframe. The letter, in part, ordered Main Street to make “any and all restitutions, obligations or indebtedness as required by law. Furthermore, at the end of said dispositions, if there be any assets remaining, those assets shall be conveyed back to the City of Hodgenville.”

  • Stanton resigns

    Federal Inmate Coordinator Joey Stanton has resigned his position with LaRue County.
    Stanton, who was hired as a jail consultant to make state-mandated improvements at the LaRue County Detention Center in 2008, will be working with jails in eastern Kentucky.
    In July 2010, Stanton, a former jailer with 30 years experience and a member of the State Parole Board, was appointed chief administrative officer after jailer Ralph “Mac” Turner stepped away from duties.

  • Several new laws affect services to veterans

    Governor Steve Beshear last week signed into law nine bills that will help and honor Kentucky veterans.
    HB 425 allows Kentucky public universities to charge in-state tuition to veterans who are non-Kentucky residents if that veteran qualifies under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
    HB 202 helps veterans obtain commercial driving licenses by waiving the driving skills test for applicants with recent military service who are experienced in operating commercial-sized motor vehicles.