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Government

  • PHOTOS: Water main break on East Main

     

    City of Hodgenville workers fought with a broken water main on East Main Street on Thursday afternoon. The stream of water shot about 30-feet in the air, nearly hitting the top of a large tree. The City issued a boil water advisory for residents on East Main, Brown’s Court and Bardstown Road. It was lifted about 2 p.m. Friday.

  • PHOTO: Directing with a smile

     Nate Thurman, a City of Hodgenville employee, directed traffic around a water main break on East Main Street.

  • Political forums planned for March 18 and 20

     The May 20 primary is only weeks away.

  • Magistrate race: District 4 up for grabs

     All four seats of LaRue Fiscal Court are up for grabs this year and three races will be settled in the May 20 primary.

  • PHOTO: GOP chili supper

     Sixty people attended the GOP chili supper March 7.

  • KSP accepting applications

     The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on Aug. 3. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

     UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted effective 2 p.m. Friday, March 7.

     

    The City of Hodgenville has issued a boil water advisory for residents on Brown's Court, Forrest Hill and Bardstown Road as of 3:55 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

    The advisory was issued after a water main break on East Main Street.

    Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking until further notice.

    For more information contact City Hall at 270-358-3832 or the Hodgenville Water Plant at 270-358-8717.  

  • Governor to appeal ruling on same-sex marriage

    Gov. Steve Beshear will appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II requiring the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

    If Heyburn’s ruling stands, it would overturn provisions of a 2004 state constitutional amendment that was approved by a large majority of Kentucky voters as well as a 1998 statute that also defines marriage as a covenant between one man and one woman.

  • Frankfort Update: Senator Carroll Gibson

     March promises many things here in Kentucky; for us in the Senate it is preparing for the most difficult part of the job, the biennial budget. As we await the House to pass its version, legislation continues in our chamber.

    Last week Senate Bill 7 was signed by Governor Beshear. The new law will allow nurse practitioners to prescribe medication without a physician as long as they meet the requirements. Ultimately this will provide more access to medical care, especially for citizens in rural areas.

  • Candidate forums planned in March

    Several key local political races will be decided in the May 20 primary.
    Three forums are being planned by community groups to provide more information about the candidates.
    The LaRue County Farm Bureau and LaRue County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring “Measure the Candidate” forums on Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 20.
    The forums will be held at 7 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the LaRue County Courthouse, 209 W. High St., Hodgenville.