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Government

  • No fiscal court meeting this week

    The Marion County Fiscal Court normally meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

    However, the court will not be meeting today, April 3. Instead, the fiscal court will hold a special called meeting on April 10.

  • After seven years, annexation upheld

    When the Lebanon City Council annexed approximately 415 acres of property in February of 2006, it led to more than six years of court cases before reaching the Kentucky Supreme Court in November of 2012.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the annexation and remanded the case to Marion Circuit Court with instructions to enter a summary judgment in the city’s favor.

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.
     

  • Two new candidates seek county judge’s seat

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly will be stepping down at the end of this year, and two men are seeking to take his place.
    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly are running against one another for county judge in the Democratic primary on May 20. Unless an independent or write-in candidate files before the general election in November, then the primary winner will be the next county judge.

  • County judge/executive candidate - David Daugherty

    David Daugherty, 45, is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School. He attended St. Catharine College and Eastern Kentucky University and completed 130 hours of business classes.

    He and his wife, Renee, have triplets, Ben, Katelyn and Samantha. Daugherty is employed as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank.

    1. Why are you running for county judge/executive?

  • County judge/executive candidate - Doug Mattingly

    Doug Mattingly, 53, is a 1980 graduate of Marion County High School. He also worked for the Marion County Board of Education doing maintenance until he retired in 2009.

    He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children, Leanne and Logan, and three grandchildren.

    1. Why are you running for county judge/executive?

    DM: I'd like to work for the county and see what good I can do for the county.

  • 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.