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Government

  • State officials preparing for ebola, if necessary

    Keith Brock reported that the state is aware of issues regarding ebola and other viruses during the Oct. 16 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.

    “It’s not a pleasant subject but it’s a real subject,” said Brock, the county solid waste and environmental coordinator.

  • County Judge candidate: David Daugherty

    David Daugherty, 46, is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School. He attended St. Catharine College and Eastern Kentucky University and completed 130 hours of business classes. He and his wife, Renee, have triplets, Ben, Katelyn and Samantha. Daugherty is employed as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank. 

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring? 

  • County Judge candidate: Doug Mattingly

    Doug Mattingly, 54, is a 1980 graduate of Marion County High School. He also worked for the Marion County Board of Education doing maintenance until he retired in 2009.

    He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children, Leanne and Logan, and three grandchildren.

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring?

  • Judge strikes down Kentucky's election day restricted zones

     Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

    Bertlesman ruled that the law was unconstitutional and issued an injunction barring the state from enforcing the law. While noting a Supreme Court decision that upheld a 100-foot ban as acceptable to prevent things like voter intimidation, he concluded that the 300-feet ban was too much.

  • Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    There were a few skirmishes but little new ground was broken as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes delivered their well-worn attack lines to each other's faces Monday night on statewide television.

  • School board, District 2: Kaelin Reed

    Kaelin Reed, 33, of Honeysuckle Drive in Lebanon

     

    Family: I grew up In Meade County, Brandenburg. My mom and step-dad still live there. My father's recently deceased. Married to the former Amanda Cook, here of Lebanon. They have two children, Tanner, 3, and Kylie, 5 months.

     

  • School board, District 2: Angela Carter

    Angela Marie Carter, 47, of Twin Eagles Lane in Lebanon

    Family: I have three children, Tyler Mattingly, 23 years old, Cody Mattingly, 20 years old, and Kaitlyn Mattingly, and she's 18. My mother is Kathy Higdon. My step-father is Billy D. Higdon.

  • School board, District 3: Butch Cecil

    Butch Cecil, 65, Ed Cecil Road in Raywick

  • School board, District 3: Dennis Hagan

    Dennis Hagan, 55, of Jefferson Street in Raywick

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Board of Education office.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Introduction of Newly Appointed Board Member