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Government

  • Magistrates approve community requests

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Oct. 18 approved requests for assistance for Loretto Head Start and the Generation Gap's Toys for Kids program.

    The magistrates voted unanimously to give $12,000 toward improvements to the playground for Loretto Head Start.

    The judge and the magistrates agreed to contribute $1,500 combined to the Generation Gap's annual Christmas toy give-away. Junior Adams estimated that 175 to 200 children received toys last year through the program.

  • Mayor named elected official of the year

    Gary Crenshaw has served as the mayor of Lebanon since 1999, winning re-election more than once, and recently his efforts during the past 13 years were recognized by the Kentucky League of Cities.

    On Oct. 12, Crenshaw was named the Elected Official of the Year by the KLC during its annual conference in Lexington.

    "I was very humbled by that," Crenshaw said. "I certainly wasn't expecting it."

  • US Representative candidate: Ed Whitfield

    Name: Ed Whitfield

    Age: 69

    Campaign website: www.whitfieldforcongress.com.

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

  • US Representative Candidate: Charles Hatchett

    Name: Charles Kendall Hatchett

    Age: 61

    Campaign website:  www.hatchettforcongress.net

    1. Why are you running?

  • City of Lebanon to auction surplus property

    The Lebanon City Council unanimously voted to declare a list of items surplus during its Oct. 8 meeting. The City of Lebanon has scheduled a public auction for 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, to sell those items.

    The surplus items include a 1997 Crown Victoria, a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado, a rover sewer camera, two Remington Model 700 308 rifles, eight bicycles, computer monitors, PC's printers, a VCR, cameras, VHS and cassette tapes, camera film, flashlights, a hard case with sockets and an ammo case.

  • State representative candidate: Bill Pickerill

    Bill Pickerill, 50, and his wife, Monica, have a daughter, Hannah (and her husband, Jay Wimett), and a grand-daughter, Piper.

    1. Why are you running?
    Why am I running? To make a difference in Frankfort. There's a lot of waste going on in Frankfort, waste of tax dollar money. I feel like being a business owner that I can help control some of the spending up there.

    2. Why should people vote for you?

  • State representative candidate: Terry Mills

    Terry Mills, 62 and his wife, Patty, have three children and three grandchildren.

    1. Why are you running?

  • E-911 gets one step closer to becoming reality

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Oct. 4 voted 3-0 to approve the by-laws for the Lebanon/Marion County E-911 Advisory Committee. Magistrates John Arthur Elder III and Larry Caldwell were not present for that vote, although Elder did arrive later in the meeting.

    The by-laws specify that the committee will make recommendations to the fiscal court about the E-911 expenditures.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here is the agenda:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - First reading of a 2012-13 budget ordinance amendment

    - Agreement with the Marion County Historical Society regarding insurance

    - E-911 Advisory Board by-laws and procedures/appointments

    - Department reports

    - Payment of bills 

  • County government briefs

    County hires finance officer

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Sept. 15 hired Melissa Gibson to serve as the county's finance officer.

    Gibson will be replacing Theresa Wilson, who is retiring Oct. 1 as the deputy county judge/executive. The court approved changing the title of the position from deputy county judge to finance officer to better reflect the job responsibilities of the position.

    Gibson will receive $38,000 to serve as finance officer.