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Government

  • County water rates rising

    Marion County Water District customers will likely notice an increase on their next bill.

  • State to match Marion County’s recallable nickel, pending Gov. Bevin approval

    The Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives have approved a budget that would include matching Marion County’s recallable nickel tax, and it’s awaiting Governor Matt Bevin’s approval.

    Gov. Bevin has until Friday, April 13, to approve or veto the proposal, according to State Sen. Jimmy Higdon. 

  • Kentucky legislators pass overnight pension bill

    In a surprise late night move, the Kentucky legislature passed a new pension bill, Senate Bill 151, at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, March 29. The bill is a change from the previously proposed Senate Bill 1, which teachers adamantly opposed earlier in the month. 

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, who also calls Marion County home, voted in favor of Senate Bill 151. 

  • Not backing down

    Local educators and their supporters took to the streets last week to show their disapproval of Senate Bill 1, which would cut pensions for teachers and state workers. On Thursday, March 15, the Marion County Education Association, teachers, education staff, supporters and students gathered at Lebanon Elementary School to march in protest against the cuts. 

    Greg Conley, Project Lead the Way Teacher at Marion County High School, was present at the march to stand alongside his colleagues in opposition of the bill. 

  • Marion County teachers protest Senate Bill 1

    The Kentucky Senate is currently considering a proposed pension reform bill, Senate Bill 1, which could cut educators pension and cost of living expenses drastically. 

    According to Ellen McFall, president of the Marion County Education Association (MCEA) and library media specialist at Lebanon Elementary School, these proposed budget cuts would affect Marion County teachers directly, ensuring fewer teachers in schools for the next year.

  • Sisters rally for Dreamers

    The clock is ticking for the Dreamers, and the Dominican Sisters of Peace are pleading for a way to allow the young immigrants to stay here.

  • District judge candidate – Jude Hagan

    Full name: Jude Anthony Hagan 

    Age: 55

    Address: 135 Park Heights, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033 

     

    Educational background:

    I obtained both my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Law Degree from the University of Louisville.

     

    Work experience: 

  • Coroner candidate - Michelle A. Knopp

    (Candidates responses are being printed exactly as they were submitted to the Enterprise.)

    Full name: Michelle A. Knopp
    Age: 46
    Address: 910 E Calvary Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718
    Campaign website: https://www.facebook.com/electmichelleknopp/   
    Campaign email: michelleknopp@live.com

    Educational background:
    Associates Degree: Business Management, emphasis in Accounting

  • Coroner candidate – Robert Alan Mattingly

    (Candidates responses are being printed exactly as they were submitted to the Enterprise.)

    Full name: I will be listed on the ballot as R. Alan Mattingly. My full name is Robert Alan Mattingly.
    Age: I am 55 years old
    Address: 75 Jones Lane in Loretto
    Campaign website: https://www.facebook.com/MattinglyforCoroner/.
    Campaign email: RobertMattingly78@gmail.com.
     
    Educational background:

  • County clerk candidate – Dudley Friend Adle Jr.

    (Candidates responses are being printed exactly as they were submitted to the Enterprise.)

    Full Name: Dudley Friend Adle Jr.
    Age: 81
    Address: 4604 Scotts Ridge Rd, Raywick

    Educational background: University of Michigan

    Work experience: