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Government

  • Police vehicles, Tasers, Centre Square restrooms included in budget proposal

    On May 29, a quiet room in Lebanon City Hall set the stage for Mayor Gary Crenshaw as he gave his budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    “We continue to progressively plan not just for the needs of the next fiscal year but for the years to come,” Crenshaw said.
    Under the mayor’s proposal, the total budget would be $9.18 million in 2014-15. It should be noted that the final budget may differ from what was presented last week.

  • Calloway judge-executive to lobby for open Kentucky primaries

    By Austin Ramsey
    Murray Ledger & Times

    As this year’s crop of election candidates narrow their focus on November’s general election, one local official still has his sights set on last month’s primary.
    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins issued a release Friday, May 30, calling on state officials to rethink Kentucky’s method of holding primaries – especially he said, when the costly elections don’t represent the entire electorate.

  • County trash pick-up will run early June 4

     County employees will be going through mandatory training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. 

    To make sure that sanitation crews are finished in time to attend the training, trash pick-up will take place earlier that usual on Wednesday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. 

  • Special called city council and school board meetings Thursday night

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education will both be having special-called meetings at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, May 29, and the main topic listed on each entities agenda is their budgets.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will be giving his annual budget address at Lebanon City Hall.

    The Marion County Board of Education will also be discussing its budget and possibly approving it Thursday evening.

  • Daugherty wins county judge’s race

    David Daugherty is one step closer to becoming the next Marion County judge/executive.
    Daugherty received 2,452 votes in the May 20 primary election and won each precinct to defeat Doug Mattingly, who received 782 votes.
    “I’m glad that it’s over, and I’m glad that it turned out the way it did,” Daugherty said.

  • Fiscal court holding special-called meeting May 24

     The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 24, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Executive Session per KRS 61.810 (1)(b) regarding discussion of the purchase or sale of real property 

    • Discuss “Draft” budget modifications

    • Consider administrative code/personnel policy changes

    • Animal shelter equipment/supplies purchase

  • Councilman wants to know more about ‘brick and mortar’ in tourism budget

    The Lebanon City Council is taking some time to review the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s 2014-15 budget, which Tourism Director Carla Wagner presented at the city council’s May 12 meeting.
    According to the proposed budget, the tourist commission is anticipating total revenues of $602,289, which is an increase over the $593,261 the commission anticipated during the 2013-14 fiscal year. Total expenses are projected to increase from $545,462 during 2013-14 to $596,718 in 2014-15.

  • Historical society seeks five-year extension from county

    A contingent from the Marion County Historical Society visited the Marion County Fiscal Court on May 15 to request an extension of their agreement regarding use of the old Marion County courthouse.
    The county approved a two-year agreement with the historical society to allow them to use the courthouse rent free. That agreement expires at the end of this fiscal year, June 30.

  • Daugherty, Wicker, Bishop win county races

    David Daugherty defeated Doug Mattingly in the Democratic primary race to become the next Marion County judge/executive.

    Daugherty received 2,452 votes, and Mattingly received 782 votes. * 

    In the District One magistrate race, incumbent Magistrate Jackie Wicker received 437 votes to win the Democratic primary. Bobby Hardin Jr. received 200 votes, and Monty Ray Mullins received 53 votes.

  • Primary election is Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 20, is primary election day in Kentucky.

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    As a reminder, here are the contested races on the Marion County ballot along with links to stories about the candidates in those races:

    • County judge/executive http://goo.gl/QDcrDv

    • District One magistrate http://goo.gl/S1HikF

    • District Three magistrate http://goo.gl/kgS2vF