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Government

  • Sandusky appointed as acting clerk

    Following the death of Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly was charged with appointing an acting clerk.
    Ann Sandusky, who has worked in the county clerk’s office for seven years, was appointed last week to serve the remainder of Spalding’s term, which expires Dec. 31.
    Sandusky said the office feels overwhelmed without Spalding, and they will be busy in the coming months notifying voters of changes to the county’s voting precincts.

  • Fiscal court approves county clerk’s budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Jan. 2 approved the Marion County Clerk’s 2014 budget.
    The county clerk’s budget shows an anticipated increase in revenues and disbursement from $2.82 million in 2013 to $3.02 million is 2014.
    The budget was submitted by Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding prior to the court’s Dec. 19 meeting. Spalding died Dec. 30 after suffering a heart attack.
    In other business:

  • Garbage collection suspended due to weather

     Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly released the following announcement:

    Due to the excessive cold temperatures and wind chills predicted for the next couple of  days, there will be no garbage collection on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

    There will however be  a “double-up day” on Wednesday. Jan. 8, 2014.

  • Judicial center closed; library opening at 11

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the anticipated bad weather, according to Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    The Marion County Public Library will be open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • County offices closing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for clerk's funeral

     Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly sent the following announcement about county office closings on Friday:

    In order for county officials, employees and co-workers to attend the funeral of our beloved County Clerk Karen Spalding—

  • County Clerk's Office will be closed today

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will closed today, but it will resume regular hours Saturday, 8:20 to 11:50 a.m.

    The office is closed for the funeral of Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Spalding at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon with interments to follow at the church cemetery.

    Expressions of sympathy can be made as contributions to the Marion County Handicapped Association or to the American Heart Association.

  • Fiscal court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - CDBG grant award for MCAH workshop expansion project

    - Recommendation of Jailer Barry Brady for the detention center medical provider contract

    - Transfer of 2013-2014 funds budgeted for Marion County Detention Center

  • Candidate filings for 2014 elections

    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to file their nomination papers for the 2014 primary elections.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far, according the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website. An (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.
    U.S. Senate – Republicans: Matt Bevin of Louisville and Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro; Democrats: Tom Recktenwald of Louisville.

  • County files claim in condemnation case

    The City of Lebanon is seeking to condemn a vacant property on the corner of E. Walnut Street and Woodlawn Avenue, but the Marion County government has filed counter- and cross-claims over the same property.

  • County Clerk's funeral was today

     A funeral Mass for Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

    Spalding died Monday at Norton Hospital in Louisville where she was being treated. 

    She was flown to Louisville Dec. 26. She had suffered a massive heart attack, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Expressions of sympathy can be made as contributions to the Marion County Handicapped Association or to the American Heart Association.