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Government

  • Court of Appeals, Division 2: Q&A with Paul Henderson

    Paul F. Henderson, 62, Somerset is running for the Court of Appeals, District Three,  Division 2.

    1. Why are you running for office or for the Court of Appeals specifically?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Alex LaRue

     Alex LaRue, 62 is the Republican candidate for the 24th District state representative. His campaign website is laruenow.com.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Terry Mills

     Terry Mills, 63, is the Democratic incumbent in the race for 24th District state representative.

    Editor's note: Due to some technical issues, parts of the recording were difficult to transcribe. Those sections are noted in brackets. 

    1. What are you running for re-election?

  • Evans appointed to school board

     Jerry Evans has been appointed to fill the vacant District 5 seat on the Marion County Board of Education.

    "It's gong to be a challenging assignment, but I feel I am equal to the task," Evans said. "I will try to stay focused on the fact that it's all about the youth."

    Superintendent Taylora Schosser announced Friday via email that she received word that Evans had been appointed.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday afternoon

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Farm owner request to join an existing agricultural district

    • State Request to accept Hwy. 49 approaches and abandoned segment.

    • Request to proclaim Oct. 5-11 as National 4-H Week in Marion County

    • Consider proportional distribution of 2014 Area Development Funds to cities

  • Board agrees to time off for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    On Sept. 23, the board approved a medical leave of absence for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston said at that meeting that Schlosser had requested a leave for four weeks.

  • Oct. 6 last day to register for general election

     The last day to register to voter in the 2014 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    Eligible voters who have not yet registered should do so at the County Clerk’s Office in the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Election day is Nov. 4.

    The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Q&A with Debra Lambert

     Debra Lambert, 52, of Mount Vernon

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

    DL: Well I feel like after my 25-years of practice at all levels of Kentucky courts and work as a Commonwealth's attorney, running my own practice successfully for many years and then being a circuit judge, which is actually the court level that's reviewed in the Court of Appeals, I feel like I am at a the peak of my career where I could be of the most service to the people of Kentucky.

    2. What is your educational background?

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Mt. Vernon attorney challenging judge from London

    Michael Caperton has been a judge for nearly 21 years, including almost seven years on the Court of Appeals, District 3, Division 1. He’s hoping voters will return him to office on Nov. 4.

    His challenger is Debra Lambert, who has served as a circuit judge in the 28th District for nearly seven years.

    Both candidates participated in telephone interviews, and a transcript of those interviews will be posted at http://goo.gl/xXgfoj (Caperton) and  http://goo.gl/8dFkd7 (Lambert). 

  • Bluegrass Pipeline discussion is part of environmental commission forum set for Sept. 25

    The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission is inviting citizens to share their environmental concerns during a forum at 6 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 23.

    The discussion is part of the commision's quarterly meeting, which will include presentations on solar rate applications, a review of the Bluegrass Pipeline by Andrew Melnykovych of the Public Service Commission, and an overview of climate change issues by Energy and Environment Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, John Lyons.