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Government

  • Romney wins Republican Presidential primary

    In a largely symbolic race, Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary election.

    Statewide, Romney received 117,600 votes.

    His opponents for the Republican nomination suspended their campaigns before Kentucky held its primary on May 22. Nevertheless, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul, received 22,071 votes. Rick Santorum received 15,628 votes, and Newt Gingrich received 10,479 votes. And 10,356 Republican voters cast ballots for uncommitted.

  • Romney wins Republican Presidential primary

    In a largely symbolic election, Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary.
    Statewide. Romney received 117,599 votes with 119 of 120 counties reporting.
    His opponents for the Republican nomination suspended their campaigns before Kentucky held its primary on May 22.
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul, received 22,071 votes. Rick Santorum received 15,628 votes, and Newt Gingrich received 10,479 votes. And 10,356 Republican voters cast ballots for uncommitted.

  • Magistrates approve revision to agreement with Beam Global

    Thursday, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a revision to its agreement to abate taxes for Beam Global. The change was approved 4-1 with Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers casting the opposing vote.

    On May 3, the court approved an agreement that would allow Beam Global a 30-year partial tax abatement on up to six warehouses for Maker's Mark to be built in Marion County. Under this agreement, Beam Global also agreed to invest more than $1 million in Marion County Public Schools.

  • Chaser's to host motorcycle rally, car show June 23

    After thousands of warriors compete in The Warrior Dash at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon Saturday, June 23, Charles Mills, owner of Chaser's, hopes they will come to downtown Lebanon to eat BBQ, enjoy live music and a car show.

  • Two contested races appear on the primary ballot

    Local voters won't have much to decide when they go to the polls May 22.

    Republicans will be able to vote for possible presidential candidates, while Democrats will cast their ballots to decide who will challenge Congressman Ed Whitfield in November.

    Republicans will have four options to select as their preferred presidential nominees, although according to many in the national media, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee who will challenge President Barack Obama in the fall.

  • Larry's Law

    Wednesday, April 18, was a bittersweet day for Melissa Lee Knight and her family.

    It was the day Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 115 "Larry's Law" in honor of Knight's brother, Larry, 32, who walked away from a personal care home in August of 2011. He was found dead four weeks later on the banks of the Licking River not far from Falmouth Nursing Home in Pendleton County.

  • Fiscal Court meets April 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Here is the agenda for the meeting:
    1)  Minutes of previous meeting
    2)  Presentation by edustudent Gabby Barnes on water pollution in Marion  County
    3)  Resolution for "Healthy  Living  Day  in  Marion  County" on April 28, 2012
    4)  Renewal of  annual copier service contract with Jodie's  Business  Machines

  • No decision on pill mill bill, road plan funding

    Once again, the legislature will be working overtime.

    April 12 was the final day of the 2012 regular session of the General Assembly, and on Friday, April 13, Gov. Steve Beshear issued a call for a special session, which started Monday, to address two issues: the transportation budget and the pill mill bill, legislation aimed at addressing the availability of prescription drugs.

    Beshear blamed his 2011 election opponent, Senate President David Williams, for the need to call the session.

  • Graffiti, damage to handrails reported at Gorley Trail

    The recently renovated Cecil L. Gorley Trail has already become the target of vandals.
    Someone spray-painted graffiti on a kiosk near the trail and broke some handrails that were recently installed as part of the renovation effort.
    Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Executive Director Nicky Reynolds said it's sad that someone would do that.
    "We did all that work to give something to everybody," she said.

  • Congressman speaks on new districts, federal budget

    Congressman Brett Guthrie, perhaps in one of his last appearances representing Marion County, was the guest speaker at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's Friday Forum last week at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Guthrie, a Republican, opened by addressing the redistricting change that has moved Marion County from the Second District, which he represents, to the First District, which is represented by Congressman Ed Whitefield, another Republican.