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Government

  • County approves first reading of $15 million budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a proposed $15 million budget for 2015-16 Thursday.
    This is a decrease compared to the $15.89 million budget approved for 2014-15.
    The proposed budget includes $6.83 million in the general fund, which is up from $6.67 million in 2014-15, and $2.25 million in the county road fund, which is down from $3.4 million in 2014-15
    Daugherty said the $1.15 million decrease in the road fund is the result of the state’s decline in revenue from the gas tax.

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial nominations

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race last week.
    In the May 19 Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda includes this following:

    - Minutes of regular meeting of May 7 and May 16 metings

    - Allocation(s) of community area development funds for 2015

  • Election results will be posted online

    The results of the May 19 primary elections were not available until after the Enterprise went to press for today’s issue.
    Results from the election will be posted online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.
    A more detailed breakdown of the results will be posted in the May 27 edition.
     

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial primaries

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race.

    In the Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • Special Lebanon City Council meeting to be held Thursday

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has called a special meeting for 6 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Lebanon City Hall.

    Mayor Crenshaw will be giving his budget message and the council is going to approve the Lebanon Waterworks annual budget.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Lebanon Elementary School.

    The Marion County Public School District Finance Corporation Meeting will also meet at 6:05 p.m. May 14 at Lebanon Elementary School. The school board members also make up the district finance corporation.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

  • Celebrating 200 years

    Last week, City of Lebanon employees hung several banners downtown to mark the city’s 200th anniversary. Johnathan Yocum slides one of more than 40 banners into place in 90-degree weather on May 6. The city is hosting a 200th anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, with games, activities and cake at Graham Memorial Park and a concert at 7:30 p.m. downtown.

  • State of the fair

    The Marion County Fair Board is hoping to attract more events to the fairgrounds, and the Marion County Fiscal Court has agreed to help.
    On May 7, the magistrates unanimously approved $17,750 for the fair board.
    Betty Bradshaw presented the request at last week’s meeting
    “The Marion County Fair Board is in bad need of having some repairs done,” Bradshaw told the court.

  • Attorney general, newcomer seek governor’s seat

    Since January of 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway’s opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey “Geoff” Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.