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Government

  • Loretto receives $500,000 grant

    Loretto Mayor Robert Miles was brief when addressing the group gathered Thursday at Loretto City Hall, but he was also got to the point.

    "Hopefully, down the road, we'll have a nice wonderful center for everyone to enjoy," he said.

    Tony Wilder of the Department for Local Government made the formal presentation of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city, which will use the money to renovate a former nursing home into a senior citizens center.

  • Democrats win five of six races

    Democrats won five statewide races in Marion County and Kentucky on Election Day, Nov. 8. The only Republican to win was James Comer in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture.

    Here are the statewide and local results for each race:

    - Gov. Steve Beshear (D) won re-election easily with 55.72 percent of the vote. Beshear received a total of 464,245 votes.

  • Voting, blood drive both taking place at Centre Square Tuesday

    Voters in the basement/junior high and Rolling Hills precincts cast their ballots at the gymnasium of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    But this year, they will have some company in the afternoon on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    The Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive at Centre Square from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoon.

  • County offices will be affected on Election Day

    Many Marion County government offices will be closed for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Before visiting any office, residents are encouraged to call to make sure they are open.

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will be open Tuesday, but the public should be aware that the office will be busy with the election that day. 

    The county clerk's office will be closed for Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, and on Saturday, Nov. 12, due to the state's AVIS system shut down.

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at city hall.

    Items on the agenda include a presentation by Mayor Gary Crenshaw in recognition of the late police chief Joe Bell. 

    Tony O'Daniel of Nally and Haydon is also scheduled to speak with the council about annexation and housing development.

    Other items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Fiscal court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The items on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of previous meeting 

    - Delegations: Trina Sandusky, President, Lebanon/Marion County Chamber of  Commerce

    - Consider/accept/award of Scuffle Creek bridge replacement bid proposal

  • Conway, P'Pool agree on gambling issue, it’s time for the voters to decide

    By Tracy Harris, Landmark News Service

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, Attorney General candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Three vie for the governor's mansion

    James Roberts, Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, are among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

  • Election Day is Nov. 8

    Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters across Kentucky will go to the polls to elect six state officials.

    The governor's race is at the top of the ballot, but it's not the only office for voters to consider. Here is a list of the candidates and the offices they're running for:

    - Governor/Lt. Governor: Steve Beshear (incumbent)/Jerry Abramson, Democrats; Gatewood Galbraith/Dea Riley, Independents; David Williams/Richie Farmer, Republicans.

  • County signs lease agreement on new CD&D site

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a lease agreement with Nalley and Hayden for a new construction, demolition and debris landfill site. Under the agreement, the county will lease the property for $25,000 for five years.

    The county's current CD&D landfill is located on Calvary Road near the state barn. The new site will be located off of Adam Hughes Memorial Highway.