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Government

  • 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

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. May 15 on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following: 

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Audit report by White and Co. for FY ending June 30, 2013

    • Request for support for Senior Companion Program through Central Kentucky Community Action

  • Position, population and experience can affect elected officials pay

    When voters go to the polls on May 20 and on Nov. 4, they will be voting for a variety of federal, state and local officials.
    While voters know that their taxes are used to compensate these officials, they might not know what each of these officials are paid.
    Here is a closer look at what compensation officials receive at each level of government for the current year. For many positions, the salaries for 2015 have not yet been determined.

    Federal offices

  • Know where to vote before May 20

    May 20 will be the first time Marion County voters go to the polls using new precincts that were put approved based on data from the 2010 Census. The county approved new magisterial districts in 2011, but the state did not approve the new precincts until late last year.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office mailed thousands of postcards to county residents who may have seen a change in their precinct and where they vote.
    When the county redefined the magisterial districts, it also switched from using letters to numbers to identify those districts.

  • Tourism, city council meet today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are each scheduled to meet Monday, May 12.

    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of April meetings

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • New business, including commmisioners offices

    • Old business, including pole banners

  • Rep. Mills’ House Bill 47 is signed by Governor Beshear
  • County a little closer to E911 implementation

    Marion County has submitted its master street addressing guide (MSAG) to Windstream. If the county’s MSAG is at least 95 percent accurate, then the county will be able to start receiving cell phone fees to cover the costs of Enhanced 911 service.
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said he sent the MSAG to Windstream as soon as he received it.