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  • Marion County objects to repurposing pipeline

    The Marion County Fiscal Court last week reiterated its opposition to pipelines carrying natural gas liquids in the county.

    During the court’s Dec. 18 meeting, the magistrates unanimously approved a resolution opposing plans by Kinder Morgan to convert a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids instead of natural gas.

    The court’s resolution was greeted by a round of applause by members of the Sisters of Loretto, co-members of the Loretto Community and local landowners who have led the local opposition to NGL pipelines.

  • Raywick's mayor retires after three terms

    Marilyn Mullins' career in politics started with a request from Alvin Morris in 2002. He wanted her to run for mayor of Raywick.

    "It was getting time for someone to run and I guess nobody had stepped up," she said, adding, "I told him, 'Well, I don't know what I'm doing, but I'll give it everything I got."

    Twelve years and three terms later, Mullins, 73, is retiring as a city official.

    While she had previously served as an officer in other organizations, none of them were like being the mayor of her town.

  • Phelps reflects on 23 years as a city councilman

    For the last 23 years, James Phelps Jr. knew exactly where he would be on the second Monday of each month: the Hodgenville City Council meeting.

    This month, his tenure – possibly the longest tenure of a councilman – came to an end as a new crop of council members was sworn in.

    Phelps, who was consistently the top vote-getter in a six-person panel, made the decision to run for mayor last summer. He lost by 92 votes to fellow councilman and interim mayor, Kenny DeVore.

  • Rand Paul seeks re-election

    Sen. Rand Paul last week announced that he would seek re-election to the United States Senate in 2016.

    “I ran for office because, like many Kentuckians, I was alarmed at the problems facing our country: a stagnant and uneven economy, a growing national debt, out-of-control federal spending, a disastrous health care plan, the assault on our civil rights and liberties, and a misguided foreign policy,” said Sen. Paul.

    Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell is endorsing Sen. Paul’s re-election campaign.

  • State releases sheriff’s audit for 2013

    Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen made a second sheriff’s tax settlement audit available in as many weeks.

    The audit covers a short period, March 1, 2013 through April 15, 2013.

    Merle Edlin was appointed sheriff in February 2013 to fill the unexpired term of Bobby Shoffner, who retired that month due to health issues.

    The audit covers 2012 taxes collected. It is in a separate document from the audit report of Shoffner that was the basis of a story in last week’s The LaRue County Herald News.

  • City council will have new look

    City council members Glenda Wathen, Alex LaRue and Jim Phelps were honored Monday at their last council meeting.

    LaRue is finishing up a two-year term, while Wathen and Phelps have served in some capacity a total of 41 years. Wathen was either mayor or on the council for 19 years while Phelps served 22 years as a councilman.

    New council members Mitchell Key, Don Costello, Larry Davis and Sharon Hornback were sworn in, along with those elected to another term: Bonni Clark and Woodie Handley.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits

       Information supplied by Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning. The PZ commission meets monthly at the LaRue County Courthouse.

    For more information, call Planning and Zoning Administrator Bud Ireland at 270-358-0830.


    August 2014

    Kenneth Akers, tract 1 East Old Sonora Road, Hodgenville, residence

    Wood Realty, Lot 4 Wood Lane, Hodgenville, residence

    Stephen J. Durbin, 1165 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville, deck

    Krystal Williams, 9665 New Jackson Hwy., Hodgenville, garage

  • Kentucky Senate Republicans choose new leadership team

    Kentucky Senate Republicans last week chose two new faces to lead them for the next two years.

    In a meeting behind closed doors in the Capitol Annex, they elected David Givens, who runs a farm supply business in Greensburg, for the chamber’s No. 2 position of president pro tem, and Jimmy Higdon, a Lebanon grocer, to be majority whip.

    Retaining their leadership positions were Senate President Robert Stivers of Manchester, Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown and Majority Caucus Chairman Dan Seum of Louisville.

  • County considering false alarm ordinance

    LaRue County Fiscal Court approved the appointment of three people to the county extension board as magistrates met Nov. 25 at the courthouse in Hodgenville.

    Robert Enlow and Lynn Grubbs will serve from January 2015 through December 2017. Kelly Flanders’ term will run from January 2015 through December 2016.

    The court also concurred with Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning’s approval of five acres at 4901 Upton Talley Road belonging to Sheila Kent being rezoned from A1 to R1A.