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Government

  • Primary Election Results from LaRue County

    LaRue County registered voters have made their choice in the May 21 Primary Election.

    The county results are listed below. A full recap by precinct will be printed in the May 29 edition.

    On the Republican ticket, the total of votes cast in LaRue County is as follows:

    Governor

    Matt Bevin – (I) - 436

    Robert Goforth - 212

    Ike Lawrence - 18

    William Woods - 46

    Secretary of State

    Andrew English - 146

  • Fiscal court approves paving projects

    LaRue County Fiscal Court, meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville May 8, approved a resolution that paved the way for funding the resurfacing of Slack and Airline Roads.

    Magistrates earlier passed the annual County Road Aid Cooperative Agreement which Judge/executive Tommy Turner said was a requirement to access transportation funding.

    “We’re going to the Transportation Cabinet to get some funding on this, and we expect sometime in the near future that these roads will be paved,” the judge said.

  • Road Plan Update

    House District 24

    Brandon Reed

    One of the most important functions of my job as your state representative is to fight for funding for key road and bridge projects in our communities.

  • Turner presented KY’s Most Outstanding Judge/Executive Award
  • Senator Steve Meredith’s legislative update

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee soon.

  • House Passes Pro-Life Legislation; Pension Update

    As we approach the end of session, we continue to await Senate revisions to our House budget, which fully funds pensions and restores cuts proposed to public education. I expect us to receive the Senate’s proposed two-year budget very soon.

  • Senator Steve Meredith’s legislative update

     Receiving the Commonwealth’s two-year, multi-billion dollar budget plan from our colleagues in the House highlighted one of our busiest weeks yet in the Senate as we reached the two-thirds point of the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Hundreds of visitors from all corners of Kentucky packed committee hearings and rallied for important causes in a week that saw no shortage of legislative activity.

  • Sen. Steve Meredith’s Legislative Update

     Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others.

  • Local circuit judge participated in racial fairness training

    Circuit Court Judge Charles C. Simms III, who serves Hart, LaRue and Nelson counties, participated in sessions on racial fairness in jury selection, eyewitness testimony and the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Circuit Judges College that took place October 22-25 in Louisville. The Education Committee of the Kentucky Circuit Judges Association and the Office of Judicial Branch Education at the Administrative Office of the Courts developed the college.

  • More Than a Half-Million Dollars to Kentucky Nonprofits

    Monday, November 20, Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and Walmart hosted a “Day of Giving” at the Statehouse in Frankfort. Commissioner Quarles presented over a half-million dollars to 10 nonprofits receiving Walmart Foundation State Giving Grants in addition to discussing the Kentucky Hunger Initiative.