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Government

  • Tourist commission meets today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in special-called meeting at 5 p.m.

    The agenda includes the following:

    -  Robin Humphress of Kentucky Classic Theatre

    - Minutes of meetings from Sept. 13, 22 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 5

    - Treasurer's report and expenses

    - November marketing plan and ad

    - Executive session to conduct phone/video interviews with executive director candidates and to discuss property acquisition

  • Auditor of Public Accounts: Candidates separated by government experience

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he's had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • County approves new magisterial district boundaries

    After months of a discussion and a bit of tweaking, the Marion County Fiscal Court has approved the new magisterial district boundaries.

    The magistrates voted 3-1 in favor of approving the second reading of the ordinance setting the boundaries during their Oct. 6 meeting. Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers voted against the ordinance, and Magistrate Larry Caldwell was not present at the meeting.

    Smothers said he would have preferred to leave the boundaries unchanged.

  • Fiscal Court meets Oct. 6

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Annual allocation request from Marion County Youth Basketball Program

    - Second reading of Marion County reapportionment ordinance

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democratic candidate, Secretary of State

     

  • Bill Johnson, Republican candidate, Secretary of State

     

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert "Bob" Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.