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Government

  • County office closings for Memorial Day

     All county government offices will be closed Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday

    This includes the County Judge/Executive's Office, the PVA Office, the County Clerk's Office, and the County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will respond to calls, but those calls will go through the Lebanon Police Dispatch at 270-692-2121.

    County offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 27.

  • 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 – Matt Bevin, Republican.
    While neither has officially filed, incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both been campaigning for Senate as well.

  • Court honors Rakes, The Caring Place

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a pair of resolutions Nov. 21 to honor a fallen sheriff’s deputy and a shelter that serves women and children who have been victims of abuse.
    Nov. 14 was the one-year anniversary of the day Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes was killed after he stopped to check on a motorist on Danville Highway.
    According to the resolution, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will retire Rakes’ badge number, #1204, so that no future deputy will be assigned that number.

  • A portion of KY 2744 in Marion County will be closed on Monday

    The following announcement is from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

    Marion County maintenance crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be replacing a pipe beneath KY 2744 on Monday, Nov. 25.  Closure of the road will take place just north of the KY 208 intersection beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Work should be completed by 3 p.m.  Motorists may use KY 3221 to access the northern end of KY 2744.

  • County attorney appointed to state board

    Marion County Attorney Joseph H. Mattingly III is one of four people recently appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Transportation Infrastructure Authority.
    Mattingly will represent the Kentucky Association of Counties on the infrastructure authority.
    The other appointees are Letcher County Judge/Executive, who will represent the Kentucky County Judge/Executives Association; Glenn G. Mitchell of Frankfort, who is a citizen at-large; and Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, representing mayors. Their terms will expire Oct. 1, 2017.
     

  • City to pay big bucks for flood study

    Representatives of O’Brien and Gere Engineers returned to the Lebanon City Council meeting Nov. 11 to discuss the flooding that affected downtown Lebanon multiple times this year.
    Ken Roseman and Elaine Flynn presented their “Preliminary Investigation and Survey of the Jordan Storm Sewer System” to the council last week. The study showed where they had surveyed the Jordan Creek, and identified possible trouble spots along the waterway.

  • Kentucky joins eight other states in opposing EPA pollution regulations

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Attorney General Jack Conway said Thursday day that Kentucky has joined eight other states in a major brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on cross-state air pollution.

  • Is Grimes up to unseating McConnell?

    By Amanda Van Benschoten, columnist
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    WALTON - Does Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to beat Mitch McConnell next November?
    That’s been the question on everyone’s minds in the four months since the first-term Democratic secretary of state announced she would run against the powerful Senate Republican Leader.

  • Mitch McConnell criticized for taking money from firm tied to health website

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and its glitch-stricken website, HealthCare.gov, repeatedly calling for repeal of the law "root and branch."

  • Rand Paul and James Comer might be Kentucky's next dynamic duo

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald Leader

    It was one of those full-body laughs where the person rears their head back.
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul had just stood next to Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in Louisville and praised Comer for returning $1.65 million to taxpayers when the Lexington Herald-Leader asked the senator what lessons he had learned from weeks of media scrutiny and criticism over multiple accounts of plagiarism.
    "Not everybody likes me," Paul said, cracking up.