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Government

  • Four Republicans are seeking governor’s seat

    By Franklin Clark and John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    The Republican gubernatorial race’s four candidates - Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott – will face off on Tuesday, May 19. The winner will then take on the Democrat representative, who will either be current Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway or Geoff Young, a retired engineer and candidate for Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District last year. (See next week’s edition for a story on Conway and Young.)

    Matt Bevin

  • Special-called school board meeting this afternoon

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - School data reports

    - Preschool expansion

    - Salary comparison charts

    - Non-traditional instructional program

    • Student learning services

  • Happy birthday, Lebanon

    The City of Lebanon is throwing itself a birthday party, you’re invited, and you don’t even have to bring a gift.
    This year is Lebanon’s bicentennial, and there are several events planned to celebrate the city’s 200 years of existence.
    “We’re excited,” Monica Pickerill, a member of the Lebanon Bicentennial Committee, said. “I think what we have planned is going to be really fun.”

  • Two candidates face off for Sec of State office

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.
    Thelma Lundergan McHugh, Grimes paternal grandmother, died in June 2012 while Elsie Case, her maternal grandmother, died just last week, on April 23. 

  • New road to Maker’s Mark is open

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has voted to open the new road to Maker’s Mark.
    The court held a public hearing about possibly closing a portion of Burke Springs Road and opening the new road on April 2. On Thursday, the court voted to open the new road.
    During the April 2 public hearing, residents near Maker’s Mark expressed concerns about closing part of Burke Springs Road and about safety issues on the new road. One particular concern related to lines of sight at an intersection near a utility pole.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION: Two Republicans seek to become next attorney general

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan – the two Republican candidates for attorney general – will face off in the May 19 primary.
    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including the state’s chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • School board meets at 6 p.m. today

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    -Campbellsville University student recognition

    - Superintendent report

    - NSBA Conference report

    - Finance report

    - Committees update

    1. Substitute Data Committee

    2. Public Comment Committee

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m.  Thursday, April 16, at the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda includes the following

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Presentation on refinancing judicial center building bonds by Lonnie Campbell of KACO and Keith Brock of civic finance

    • Consider allowing Bradfordsville to dispose of large items at the transfer station on May 9

  • Four polling places will be moving

    Voters in the Calvary, Firehouse, Glasscock and St. Charles precincts will be going somewhere new to cast their ballots in the Primary Election on May 19.
    "We're trying to keep them as close as possible to where they are now," Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly said.
    Three of those precincts have been moved from inside schools to other locations. Marion County Public Schools officials have been discussing moving those polling places with the county clerk because the change will allow the school district to use election day as a make-up day.

  • Election: Five Democrats trying to replace outgoing treasurer

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.
    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.
    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.