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Government

  • US Representative candidate – Charles Hatchett

     Charles Hatchett, 62, first ran for Congress in 2010, and he challenged Whitfield again in 2012.

    The first time, he received 62,090 votes, and the second time, he picked up 87,199 votes, although he acknowledged Whitfield won comfortably both times. (In 2012, Marion County was the only county in the district that Hatchett won.)

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the courtroom at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Consideration of additional employee group life insurance

    • KaCO insurance renewal information

    • Requests for annual youth sports allocations for 

    - Bradfordsville youth sports

    - Marion County youth soccer

  • Two Republicans seek state rep nomination

     State Rep. Terry Mills doesn't have any opposition in the Democratic primary election. But he will have a challenger in November for the 24th District seat, which now includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.

    J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville and Richard Treitz of Green County are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election. A third Republican candidate, Amber Rogers Dones of Hodgenville, has withdrawn from the race.

    Both LaRue and Treitz believe that something needs to change in Kentucky.

  • Panel won’t punish lawmaker in sex harassment case

    Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

  • County closings for Easter weekend

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that local government offices will have changes from their regular hours to allow employees to attend Good Friday services if they desire.
    The Marion County Road Department will run a short work schedule on Friday, April 18, and the department will close as soon as the Friday trash collection routes are finished. Mattingly noted that sanitation crews may be running sooner than usual on Friday, so residents on those routes may want to put their trash out earlier than usual that day.

  • Numbers are improving at Marion County Detention Center

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said things are starting to improve financially at the Marion County Detention Center.
    "Looking at our stats from seven months ago, it's a significant change," Brady told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its April 10 meeting.
    In August, the detention center housed an average of 247 inmates per day, and the county received nearly $204,000 for housing state prisoners. Last month, the detention center housed an average of 290 inmates and received nearly $261,000 in revenue from the state.

  • Two Republicans seek state rep nomination

    State Rep. Terry Mills doesn't have any opposition in the Democratic primary election. But he will have a challenger in November for the 24th District seat, which now includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.
    J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville and Richard Treitz of Green County are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election. A third Republican candidate, Amber Rogers Dones of Hodgenville, has withdrawn from the race.
    Both LaRue and Treitz believe that something needs to change in Kentucky.

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center

    • Mattingly Mattingly of the City of Lebanon parks and recreation department

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • New business:

    - Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center