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Government

  • Slim majority supports allowing medical marijuana in Kentucky

     By Janet Patton

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A slim majority of Kentucky voters is ready to legalize medical marijuana, according to a Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll.

    The survey asked 1,082 registered voters whether they favored or opposed allowing the use of medical marijuana in Kentucky; 52 percent were in favor, 37 percent were opposed and 12 percent were not sure.

  • House Speaker Stumbo says tough road ahead for governor’s tax plan

     By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo called the prospects of passing the governor’s tax reform package unveiled Feb. 4 — a proposal that could raise nearly $210 million in new revenue — “daunting.”

  • City council meets Monday evening

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Delegations

    - Approval of minutes

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

    - New business:

    • A resolution to apply for assistance from the state revolving loan program under the federal drinking water revolving fund

    • An ordinance creating a franchise for the erection, laying and maintenance of electric facilities

  • City council holding work session Friday on KU franchise agreement

    The Lebanon City Council will be holding a work session at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at city hall.

    During the session, the council will discuss its upcoming franchise renewal agreement with Kentucky Utilities.

  • Here is the final list of candidates for the May 20 primary election:

    Federal and state offices
    • U.S. Senate – Republicans: Matt Bevin of Louisville, James Bradley Copas of Lexington, Mitch McConnell (I) of Louisville, Chris Payne of Salvisa, and Shawna Sterling of Sharpsburg; Democrats: Burrel Charles Farnsley of Louisville, Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington, Gregory Brent Leichty of Louisville and Tom Recktenwald of Louisville
    Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro who had filed to run as a Republican has withdrawn his candidacy.

  • Bills aim to shine light on public pensions

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year providing pensions for government employees, including state lawmakers, without knowing who gets what.
    State law shields information about individual pensions from public scrutiny. Although salary data is publicly available for local and state government workers and elected officials, once they retire, their pensions are exempt from the Kentucky Open Records Act.

  • No road tests for new drivers today in Marion County

    The Marion County Circuit Clerk's office has announced there will be no
    road test for drivers' licenses today in Marion County.

    Call 270-692-2681 to set up another appointment.

  • City reminds public of political sign limitations

     The City of Lebanon issued the following announcement regarding political signs:

    City of Lebanon Ordinance 05-11 prohibits election signs to be erected more than 60 days prior to an election, and they must be removed within 5 days following the election.  Election signs may not be placed on public property, on rocks, trees, public fences, sign post, or on utility poles on public property.

     

  • Two running for county judge

    Douglas Lee Mattingly of McElroy Pike was the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring in the 2014 race for Marion County judge/executive, and now he has some competition.

    David Daugherty of Loretto Road has also filed to run. Both candidates are running in the Democratic primary.

    Also, Chad Mattingly of Country Club Drive is the first candidate to file Marion County Clerk, and Lisa Nally-Martin is the first candidate to file for Marion County Attorney.

  • E911 committee meeting planned for Jan. 28

    A joint meeting of the Marion County E911 Advisory Committee, the Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Fiscal Court has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    The meeting will include an update on the MSAG (Master Street Addressing Guide) and possibly the election of officers.