• Higdon: Expect changes to pill mill legislation

     A comprehensive measure the Kentucky General Assembly enacted last year to curb prescription drug abuse is in need of changes, says one of the lawmakers who helped shape it.

    In an interview with The Kentucky Standard last week, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who helped lead efforts to revise House Bill 1 and get it passed in the Senate, said it has been effective, but has had unexpected results.

  • Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning Permits - Nov. and Dec. 2012

     Information compiled from Land of Lincoln Planning and Zoning records


    Greg Ballard, Carter Brothers Road, Hodgenville, deck

    Dwayne Whitlock, Whitlock Road, land division

    Erica Vaughn, S. Lincoln Boulevard, Hodgenville, conditional use permit

    Matthew Vertrees, Weldon Loop Road, Upton, rezoning

    Meredith & Meredith, Forresta Court, Hodgenville, residence

    Michael Walker, Keith Road, Buffalo, residence

    Laugh-N-Learn, S. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville, variance

  • Rep. Hoover elected Floor Leader of GOP

     House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown (83rd District), was elected Jan. 8 to a seventh consecutive two-year term as the top GOP leader in the House. Hoover is the longest serving House Republican Floor Leader in Kentucky’s history.

  • County renews contract with Taylor County Animal Shelter

     After enjoying relatively mild winter weather through most of December, LaRue County’s road department crews spread their first loads of salt, about 15 tons, Dec. 29, according to road supervisor Clyde Veirs.

    “We spread most of it in the Roanoke-Howardstown-Tonieville areas,” Veirs reported to fiscal court magistrates meeting at the courthouse in Hodgenville Jan. 8. He said the county still has about 135 tons of salt stored.

  • News of Record - Jan. 9, 2013


  • Circuit Clerk's office to reduce Saturday hours

     A combination of budgetary concerns and a trickle-down effect from Frankfort has resulted in the decision to reduce hours in the LaRue Circuit Clerk’s office.

  • Stair chair gives EMS a lift

     LaRue County ambulance personnel are getting a lift … literally.

  • PHOTO: Guthrie sworn in for third term

     Second District U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, was sworn in for a third term last week. He is pictured with Speaker of the House John Boehner and Guthrie's Washington, D.C. staff. He will serve on two committees during the 113th Congress; the Energy & Commerce Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Congressman Guthrie also serves as assistant whip within the Republican Conference.

  • Guthrie says fiscal cliff compromise failed to yield needed spending cuts

     U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky, said his opposition to a late-night compromise bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives to stave off billions in tax increases was driven by lawmakers’ refusal to address the country’s spending problem.

    Guthrie, who represents the 2nd Congressional District which includes Hardin County, was one of many House Republicans who opposed the measure in a 257-167 vote. He said lawmakers chose a compromise that ignores the country’s fiscal troubles by failing to include an emphasis onspending cuts.

  • State notifies Medicaid recipients of possible HIPAA breach

     The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is informing 1,090 Medicaid clients by letter of a computer security breach that may have resulted in the unintentional release of information held by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, the vendor that manages Medicaid’s information management system.