• Primary: Three GOP candidates vie for state treasurer

    Eight candidates — five Democrats and three Republicans — are running for state treasurer in the May 19 primary. This article introduces the three Republicans – Allison Ball, Kenny Imes and Jon Larson.
     Democratic primary candidates are Neville Blakemore, Jim Glenn, Daniel Grossberg, Richard Henderson and Rick Nelson.
    The Kentucky Treasurer election will take place on Nov. 3, 2015.

    In March, 13 state office seekers attended the LaRue County Republican Party’s chili supper.

  • PHOTO: New city officer sworn in

    Kenneth Ray Thompson was sworn in as a Hodgenville City Police officer on April 1. He previously worked with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and has more than 20 years experience in law enforcement. His wife, Pat Thompson, is Campbellsville Chief of Police.

  • State Auditor: Interim sheriff should have prepared quarterly reports

     Adam H. Edelen 

    The state auditor’s office released recently the 2013 financial statement of LaRue County Sheriff Merle Edlin.

    Edlin was appointed sheriff on March 1, 2013, to fulfill the term of former sheriff Bobby Shoffner. The report is for March 1 to Dec. 31, 2013 only.

    The sheriff’s office handled $269,940 in revenue in that timeframe, and had $172,356 in expenditures.

    The audit made three observations:

  • Republican ag commissioner race

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  • Fiscal court: Ambulance and road problems discussed

      Clogged fuel injectors in the county’s three diesel ambulances are causing costly continuing maintenance problems, Mike Cottrell, emergency medical services director, told members of LaRue County Fiscal Court meeting at the LaRue County courthouse March 24.

    He said he has had few problems with the county’s lone gasoline-powered ambulance but his department has had diesel ambulances out of service for repairs the past two months because of the injectors.  

  • Legislation awaits governor's signature

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session came to a close after Senate and House members reached an agreement on comprehensive anti-heroin legislation and a measure to expand protective orders to include dating violence victims

    Lawmakers also gave late-night approval to a bill that will safeguard the revenue stream for the state’s road projects by limiting how far gas taxes can drop when fuel prices fall.

  • New vehicle registration system saves time and money

    Some time- and cost-saving changes to Kentucky’s vehicle registration system are being implemented in county clerk offices across the Commonwealth.

    The vehicle registration system is changing to “print on demand” decals for license plate renewals. Instead of clerk offices having to stock booklets of preprinted decals, the new decals are printed at the time of registration.

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  • City Hall changing hours

     Hodgenville City Hall is changing its hours.

    Beginning April 1, it will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Employees will have 30 minutes for lunch.

    Hodgenville City Council voted unanimously to make the change after councilman Mitchell Key said he had spoken with City Clerk/Treasurer Toni Burton and assistant clerk Debbie Rucker.

    The women currently are working 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour lunch break.

  • County could lose $550,000 in road funding

     Though most drivers welcome the decrease in gasoline prices, the consequent reduction in fuel tax revenue is projected to result in LaRue County losing $550,000 in road funds in the next fiscal year, an amount equal to one-fourth of its road fund budget.

    Meeting with magistrates at the courthouse in Hodgenville March 10, Tommy Turner, LaRue County judge-executive, shared those county road fund revenue projections from a letter the state transportation cabinet sent to county officials.