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Government

  • School board meets tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Introduction of Newly Elected Board Members

    - New Board Member’s Oath of Office

    - Audit Report – White & Company

    - Superintendent’s Report

    - PGES Update – Tammy Newcome

    - Financial Report – Lisa Caldwell

    STUDENT LEARNING SERVICES

    - Consider approval of 2015 Board Meeting Schedule

  • Fiscal court meets today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Second reading of a budget amendment 

    • Consider request from Central Kentucky Classic Arts

    • Revised agreement on the Maker’s Mark roadway project

    • Appointment to Gravel Switch Volunteer Fire Department Advisory Committee

  • Mattingly resigns as school board attorney

    Joe Mattingly has resigned as the attorney for the Marion County Board of Education after one of his employees was elected to the board.
    Kaelin Reed, who works at the Mattingly and Nally-Martin law firm, was elected as the District 2 board member during the Nov. 4 election. Reed previously resigned from his position as assistant county attorney on Oct. 31, noting in his resignation letter that he was prohibited from being the assistant county attorney as a school board candidate.

  • Mills wins re-election

    Marion County voters showed support for Alison Lundergan Grimes in the race for the U.S. Senate, but statewide incumbent Mitch McConnell claimed victory. Grimes won Marion County, 3,267 to 2,498, but McConnell received 806,679 votes to Grimes' 584,622 votes accross Kentucky.

    In the First District Congressional race, incumbent Congressman Ed Whitfield won re-election with 173,020 votes to Charles Hatchett's 63,595 votes. Hatchett won Marion County again, 2,800 to 2,471.

  • No garbage pick-up on Election Day

     Marion County will not have trash pick-up on Election Day, Nov. 4.

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, will be a double-up day, which means the normal Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be collected on Nov. 5. As a result, sanitation crews may be out earlier than usual, and residents are encouraged to put their trash out early.

    Also, some county offices may be closed that day, so residents are encouraged to call offices to see if they are open before going to those locations.

  • Fourth candidate files for Raywick City Commission

    Raywick should have a full city commission after the Nov. 4 election.
    Until last week, only three candidates — John Louis Morris, Alvin Morris and Ronnie Lamkin — had filed for the four seats on the commission. Ron Lucas has added his name as a write-in candidate, which gives Raywick enough candidates to fill all of its commission seats.
     

  • Congressional candidate: Charles Hatchett

    Charles Hatchett, 63, of Benton

    1. Why are you running? 

  • Congressional candidate: Ed Whitfield

    Ed Whitfield, 61, of Hopkinsville

    1. Why are you running?

  • Ky. Safe Schools Week includes meeting of bullying prevention task force

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Last week was Safe Schools Week in Kentucky, a designation that coincides with the first meeting of the Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force, Governor Steve Beshear's office reported.

  • State to step up efforts to combat copper thefts on highways

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police are joining forces and offering a reward to attack a crime that is costing Kentucky taxpayers millions of dollars – theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.