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Government

  • Supreme Court sides with city on annexation

    Thursday, the Kentucky Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the City of Lebanon’s annexation of 415 acres of property on its southern border in 2006.
    In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. wrote that the case would be remanded to the trial court* (which deemed the annexation invalid) and that court should issue a summary judgment in favor of the city.

  • Judicial center will close early Monday

    The Marion County Judicial Center will close at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1. The Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be going live with the Kentucky Court of Justice Accounts receivable program on Tuesday. To complete the conversion, the circuit clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m., which means there will be no access to Kentucky courts, receipts or bookkeeping Monday afternoon.

  • Fiscal court considers request to assist tech center students

    This school year, Kenny Marrett has been serving as a liaison between the Marion County Jobs Consortium and the Marion County Area Technology Center. In that role, he visited the Marion County Fiscal Court on March 20 seeking some assistance.
    Marrett said he would like to help students complete projects, such as a wooden lock and a small hot air engine, which would be more involved than what students have been making.
    "We would like to introduce a craft fair at the end of the year," he said.

  • Three seeking to represent District 3

    Magistrate Roger “Cotton” Smothers would like another term on the Marion County Fiscal Court, but two challengers — Dudley Adle Jr. and Craig Bishop — are hoping District 3 voters are looking to make a change.
    Democratic voters will have their pick of those three candidates in the May 20 Primary Election.
    All three candidates sat down with the Enterprise recently to discuss their candidacies. (Transcripts of those interviews can be found online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.)

    Dudley Adle Jr.

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Dudley Adle Jr.

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr., 77, served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, before going to work for the U.S. Army as a civilian. He worked in the Department of Defense for 28 years.

    He completed his associate's degree at the University of Michigan, and he and his wife, Geraldine, have five children.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Craig Bishop

    Craig Bishop, 44, owns and operates Bishop's Nursery. Before that, he gained management experience working for Hendrickson Truck Suspensions

    He is a 1987 graduate of Marion County High School. He also studied business for two years at St. Catherine College, and he received a degree in electronic engineering from Lexington Electronic Institute.

    He has three children, and he is engaged to Stacey Wilson.

     

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Roger 'Cotton' Smothers

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers, 45, is in his third term as a magistrate. He is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School.

    He and his wife, Krissy, have one son, Dale, and a daughter-in-law, Krissy.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • County clerk's office will close at 11 a.m. today

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will close at 11 a.m. today, March 25.

    The staff will be traveling to Frankfort, where State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon will be honoring former County Clerk Karen Spalding at 2 p.m. in both houses of the legislature.

    Spalding, 57, died on Dec. 30. She was elected as county clerk in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 20.

  • Special city council meeting this afternoon

     The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20.