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Government

  • Candidate for State Treasurer - Steve Hamrick

    Steve Hamrick

     

    Date of birth: 11/18/50

     

    Family: Seven Children; Eleven Grandchildren, Married to Karen Grim Spragens Hamrick

    Born in Murray Kentucky, Father William D. Hamrick was First Superintent of KenLake State Park

    Four of my children are from Marion County and all have lived in county.

     

  • Government offices closing for Easter holiday

    With Easter this Sunday, April 24, several government offices will be closed for the holiday.

    The Marion Circuit Clerk's Office, the Marion County Clerk's Office, Marion County Judge/Executive's Office and the Marion County Sheriff's Office will close at noon on Friday, April 22, and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 25. Calls for service from the sheriff's office should go through the Lebanon Police Dispatch at 692-2121.

  • Treasured seat

    Kentucky Democrats have two choices in the primary election for state treasurer.

    Incumbent Todd Hollenbach is seeking re-election, but he is facing a challenge from someone familiar to Marion County residents, Steve Hamrick.

    The Enterprise contacted both candidates, but as of press time, only Hamrick (a former Marion County economic development director) had responded to the candidate questionnaire. Hamrick's complete questionnaire will also appear online at www.lebanonenterprise.com.

  • Secretary of State candidate - Alison Grimes

    Alison Lundergan Grimes

     

    (Grimes did not fill out a questionnaire. The information below was taken from a phone interview.)

     

    Date of birth: I won't be the youngest Secretary of State if elected, but I will be one of the youngest female Secretarys of State, if I am elected. Trey Grayson was 30. I will be 33.

     

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  • Secretary of State Candidate Questionnaire - Elaine Walker

    Elaine N. Walker

     

    ADDRESS: 1303 State Street Bowling Green, KY

     

    Date of birth: August 1951 

     

    FAMILY: Married for 33 years to C. Dorian Walker.  Daughter, Erin, age 28, television producer/writer currently pursuing MBA at Columbia University; Son, Evan, age 26, Project Engineer, Turner Universal.

     

  • County approves funding for youth sports programs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved funding for the Marion County Middle School baseball team and for the local 4-H shooting sports program.

    The court approved these requests during its April 7 meeting.

    Jessica Bagwell, the coordinator for the 4-H Sure Shots, and members of the team made their request to the magistrates. The court agreed to provide $2,500 from the general fund.

  • Council tables tourism decision

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has received a temporary reprieve.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council tabled the first reading of an amendment to the city's tourism ordinance that would have eliminated the restaurant tax that provides the bulk of the commission's revenue stream.

    Instead, the council voted 5-1 to allow the commission to develop a plan for changes within 90 days of receiving input from community organizations. Councilman Jerry Abell cast the dissenting vote.

  • Two Democrats are seeking Secretary of State's office

    When Trey Grayson accepted a position as director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics, Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Democrat Elaine Walker to fill the remainder of Grayson's term as Kentucky Secretary of State.

    Walker is seeking the Democratic nomination in hopes of retaining the position, but first she faces a challenge from another Democrat, Allison Lundergren Grimes, in the May 17 primary election.

  • School board, superintendent screening committee to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education and the superintendent screening committee will meet together during a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    Mike Oder, a consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association, will explain the role of the screening committee in the hiring process, and the school board will give its instruction to the committee members.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. April 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Consideration of the Kentucky Board of Medical Services Grant

    - Request for cul de sac installation on Guthrie Mays Road

    - Road name clarifications for E-911 mapping and addressing needs

    - Detention center budget for fiscal year 2011-12