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Government

  • Fourth candidate files for Raywick City Commission

    Raywick should have a full city commission after the Nov. 4 election.
    Until last week, only three candidates — John Louis Morris, Alvin Morris and Ronnie Lamkin — had filed for the four seats on the commission. Ron Lucas has added his name as a write-in candidate, which gives Raywick enough candidates to fill all of its commission seats.
     

  • Congressional candidate: Charles Hatchett

    Charles Hatchett, 63, of Benton

    1. Why are you running? 

  • Congressional candidate: Ed Whitfield

    Ed Whitfield, 61, of Hopkinsville

    1. Why are you running?

  • Ky. Safe Schools Week includes meeting of bullying prevention task force

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Last week was Safe Schools Week in Kentucky, a designation that coincides with the first meeting of the Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force, Governor Steve Beshear's office reported.

  • State to step up efforts to combat copper thefts on highways

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police are joining forces and offering a reward to attack a crime that is costing Kentucky taxpayers millions of dollars – theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.

  • Four vie for three soil district spots

    For the first time since 2004, local voters will have to choose who will serve on the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
    Three seats on the board are up this year, and four candidates have filed to run for supervisor in the Nov. 4 election.
    Three of the candidates are sitting supervisors, while one is a newcomer who has run for some other offices in recent years.
    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. ran for magistrate in the primary election, which was won by Craig Bishop, before signing up to run for soil conservation supervisor.

  • Congressional race a rematch of 2012

    The 2012 election was the first time Marion County was part of Kentucky’s First Congressional District, but the 2014 race will be familiar to many voters.
    Two years ago, incumbent Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield defeated Democratic challenger Charles Hatchett, winning 34 of the 35 counties in the district. Marion County was the only county that Hachett won.
    In the spring, Hatchett won the Democratic primary to earn a second shot at Whitfield, who has represented the First District since he was elected in 1994.

  • Sizing up the U.S. Senate race

    Anyone with a television, radio or mailbox has likely received plenty of reminders that incumbent Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes are squaring off for the U.S. Senate seat.
    McConnell, the Republican minority leader, has represented Kentucky since 1984, and is only the second Kentuckian to become his party’s leader in the Senate. He hopes his re-election will be part of a Republican takeover of the Senate, which could push him to be the majority leader.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the board office.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Superintendent’s Report

    - Principal Reports – Next Steps

  • County judge rematch

    Some Marion County voters may experience a bit of déjà vu on Nov. 4.

    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly, the same candidates who ran against one another in the primary election, are squaring off again in the general election.

    Daugherty won the primary with 2,452 votes to Mattingly’s 782 votes.