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Government

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Q&A with Debra Lambert

     Debra Lambert, 52, of Mount Vernon

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

    DL: Well I feel like after my 25-years of practice at all levels of Kentucky courts and work as a Commonwealth's attorney, running my own practice successfully for many years and then being a circuit judge, which is actually the court level that's reviewed in the Court of Appeals, I feel like I am at a the peak of my career where I could be of the most service to the people of Kentucky.

    2. What is your educational background?

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Mt. Vernon attorney challenging judge from London

    Michael Caperton has been a judge for nearly 21 years, including almost seven years on the Court of Appeals, District 3, Division 1. He’s hoping voters will return him to office on Nov. 4.

    His challenger is Debra Lambert, who has served as a circuit judge in the 28th District for nearly seven years.

    Both candidates participated in telephone interviews, and a transcript of those interviews will be posted at http://goo.gl/xXgfoj (Caperton) and  http://goo.gl/8dFkd7 (Lambert). 

  • Bluegrass Pipeline discussion is part of environmental commission forum set for Sept. 25

    The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission is inviting citizens to share their environmental concerns during a forum at 6 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 23.

    The discussion is part of the commision's quarterly meeting, which will include presentations on solar rate applications, a review of the Bluegrass Pipeline by Andrew Melnykovych of the Public Service Commission, and an overview of climate change issues by Energy and Environment Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, John Lyons.

  • City hall will be open Saturdays in October

    Lebanon City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday in October.
    The extended hours will be only for collecting city property taxes.
     

  • Court approves funding for Caring Place, Halloween at the Park

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved requests to provide financial support for a local shelter for victims of domestic violence and for an upcoming community event.
    At its Sept. 18 meeting, the court approved $2,000 for The Caring Place. Half of that funding came from Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly's general welfare fund, and that other half was split between Magistrates Steve Masterson's and John Arthur Elder III's community project funds.

  • Anti-bullying task force launched by Beshear

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – When Morgan Guess was 8 years old, just going to school meant trouble with stomach spasms and panic attacks. Even her doctor told her not to go back after prescribing anti-depressants.
    The diagnosis: A school bully.
    “She pulled my hair, pinched me on the back of the neck and even threw her shoulder into my back,” said Morgan, now 11. “She isolated me from all my friends, and I felt all alone.”

  • State unveils new myhealthnow website

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) Wednesday unveiled a new tool to help patients access their personal medical records and information via the Internet. The project, a patient portal called myhealthnow, was previewed during KHIE’s annual eHealth Summit in Louisville.

  • School board approves time off, not medical leave, for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday's regular meeting.

  • School board meets at St. Charles Middle tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at St. Charles Middle School.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    • Communications

    - Superintendent’s report

    - Introduction of 2014-15 Marion County Student Ambassadors – Troy Benningfield & Laurie Followell

    - Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Update – Traci Sharpe

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Sheriff’s request for sale of damaged surplus vehicle by sealed bids

    • Request for support with “Halloween in the Park” 

    • Re-appointment of extension district board members

    • Open bids for road salt for winter 2014-2015