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Government

  • Judge strikes down Kentucky's election day restricted zones

     Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

    Bertlesman ruled that the law was unconstitutional and issued an injunction barring the state from enforcing the law. While noting a Supreme Court decision that upheld a 100-foot ban as acceptable to prevent things like voter intimidation, he concluded that the 300-feet ban was too much.

  • Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    There were a few skirmishes but little new ground was broken as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes delivered their well-worn attack lines to each other's faces Monday night on statewide television.

  • School board, District 2: Kaelin Reed

    Kaelin Reed, 33, of Honeysuckle Drive in Lebanon

     

    Family: I grew up In Meade County, Brandenburg. My mom and step-dad still live there. My father's recently deceased. Married to the former Amanda Cook, here of Lebanon. They have two children, Tanner, 3, and Kylie, 5 months.

     

  • School board, District 2: Angela Carter

    Angela Marie Carter, 47, of Twin Eagles Lane in Lebanon

    Family: I have three children, Tyler Mattingly, 23 years old, Cody Mattingly, 20 years old, and Kaitlyn Mattingly, and she's 18. My mother is Kathy Higdon. My step-father is Billy D. Higdon.

  • School board, District 3: Butch Cecil

    Butch Cecil, 65, Ed Cecil Road in Raywick

  • School board, District 3: Dennis Hagan

    Dennis Hagan, 55, of Jefferson Street in Raywick

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Board of Education office.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Introduction of Newly Appointed Board Member

  • Division 2: Somerset attorney challenging incumbent

    The second division Court of Appeals race in District Three features a well-known name against a long-time attorney.
    Incumbent James R. Lambert was elected to the Court of Appeals eight years ago.  His opponent, Paul F. Henderson, has been an attorney for 36 years.

  • County waiting on Windstream to move forward on E911

    Marion County officials are now waiting on Windstream before the county can move closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    The 911 Advisory Committee met Sept. 30 to discuss how things are progressing. No representatives from Windstream were at the meeting, however.
    Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste and environmental coordinator, reported that the county has submitted its addressing information to the telecommunication company. Now, the county is waiting from Windstream to verify the county's information.

  • State Rep race: Incumbent facing challenger from Hodgenville

    Nov. 4 will be the first election using the most recently approved state legislative districts. While Marion County remains part of the 24th District, the district itself has changed. Green and LaRue counties have replaced Casey County and part of Pulaski County.
    Incumbent State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon, is seeking re-election, while Alex LaRue, a Republican from Hodgenville, hopes to claim the seat.
    Mills said he is running again for the same reason he first ran in a special election in 2010 — he wants to serve his community.