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Government

  • Fiscal Court: Magistrates dealing with road issues

     Wet winter and early spring weather wreaked havoc on county roads as evidenced by the number of requests magistrates made while fiscal court met April 8 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    District One Magistrate Tony Stewart reported water standing in a ditchline in Hutcherson Heights and a stop sign leaning on Commerce Drive.  

  • Democratic forum will be held at courthouse

     The LaRue County Democratic Woman's Club's candidate forum for tonight at 7 p.m. has been moved to the LaRue County Courthouse, same time, due to logistics problems. A local speech program champion will be the moderator. 

  • FRANKFORT UPDATE: Rep. Terry Mills

     FRANKFORT - While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • PHOTO: Senator Caroll Gibson

    Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, right, and Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, follow proceedings in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Fiscal Court wants crosswalk at school, offers the scoop on poop

    In a resolution passed at its March 25 meeting, LaRue County Fiscal Court requested the state transportation department “review the necessity for a crosswalk” on U.S. 31-E at LaRue County High School.
    The resolution acknowledged that students, teachers, parents and visitors cross the highway on a regular basis to access food establishments, residences and for other purposes, and noted that the court desires to see a safe environment for all those attending and visiting LaRue County schools.

  • Hardin Fiscal Court raises animal adoption fees

    Hardin Fiscal Court created a change fund for Animal Control, raised adoption fees Tuesday and set new fees for the animal shelter on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

    The fund would be used to provide change for customers who adopt animals, said Magistrate Garry King. King said the department never had the fund before, but the new facility has seen a rise in adoptions and less need for euthanizations.

    According to the resolution, the county treasurer will withhold $100 out of a daily deposit from the department to start the fund.

  • Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp retires

     All good things must come to an end, and for Lieutenant Colonel John Todd Shipp, it was time. Shipp departs the United States Army and United States Army Reserves with more than 29 years of service to his country.

  • Forum: Two Democrats running for county attorney

     Tuesday’s candidate forum drew about 150 spectators to the LaRue County Courthouse.

  • Democratic Woman's Club plans more candidate forums

    The LaRue County Democratic Woman’s Club will hold a forum for Democratic candidates 7 p.m. March 31 at Upton City Hall.
    Phinis Hundley will serve as moderator.
    Democratic candidates who have opposition in the primary election were invited to take their show on the road to six locations in the county as a convenience for voters.
    “Our elections are not just about Hodgenville,” said Celia McDonald, LCDWC president. “Every voter and every vote should count equally.”

  • PVA candidates field questions at forum

    Two LaRue County natives are competing for the position of property valuation administrator or PVA.
    Chad Puyear and Scotty Lee, both Democrats, passed a general knowledge test required by the state in order to run for the office.
    Both have been active in the community.
    Puyear has worked at Herb Jones Chevrolet for 21 years, being general manager the last six. He said it would give him a “lot of pride” to be in office in LaRue County.’