• Bill Johnson, Republican candidate, Secretary of State


  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race for ag commissioner

    One candidate to be Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.

    The Democratic candidate, Robert "Bob" Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • Bob Farmer: Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

    Bob Farmer

    Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture

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  • Emergency management director resigns

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly received an email from Blair announcing that he is resigning effective at midnight, Sept. 30.

    Blair has served as the emergency management director since Oct. 1, 2003.
    "I would like to thank the court and the citizens of Marion County for their support during this time," Blair wrote in his resignation email. "Remember mission first, people always."

  • Tourist commission meeting today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The only item on the agenda is an executive session to discuss the resumes submitted for the position of executive director. Under state law, the commission can go into executive session to discuss personnel matters that may lead to the appointment of someone.

  • County offices will be closed Saturday

    Marion County government offices will be closed Saturday, Sept. 24.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that the county offices at the David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed for Ham Days. He noted that the front plaza area and the rear parking of the government center will be used for Ham Days activities, so the government offices will be closed during the weekend.

  • Two Marion County deputy jailers arrested

    Two deputy jailers at the Marion County Detention Center were arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges of providing contraband to inmates.

    Shawn Perkins, 35, and Michael Cook, 24, have been arrested on charges of providing contraband to prison inmates. Perkins is also facing a charge of trafficking with intent to distribute illegal narcotics.

    United States Attorney David J. Hale announced the arrests Wednesday.

  • Tourist commission meeting Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Centre Square.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Old business: Brown signs estimate approval and Kentucky Living insertion order/November ad approval

    - New business: Application review process, review resumes, outside employment request, duties and responsibilities marketing, Society of Travel Writers 2012 Annual Directory

  • Worth fighting for

    When the people of Bradfordsville learned that the post office was one of thousands across the country being considered for closure, they decided they weren't going to let it go without a fight.

    Mayor David Edelen said city residents were encouraged to write three letters a week in August and September to express their support, and Saturday, the community gathered for a parade and a rally at the city park. Edelen estimated that close to 100 people participated in the parade.

  • County to re-examine district boundaries

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has given its initial approval to proposed changes to the magisterial district boundaries, but there may be a few more adjustments before the changes become official.

    At the Sept. 15 meeting, the magistrates voted 4-0 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance setting the new boundaries. Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at that meeting.