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Government

  • McConnell lauds Supreme Court decision striking down aggregate contribution limits

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed a decision April 2 by the U.S. Supreme Court that strikes down aggregate limits on how much donors can give to political parties and committees in a two-year election cycle.
    The court kept in place limits on what a donor can give to individual candidates and committees, but the ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federal Election Commission will let someone give to an unlimited number of candidates and committees.

  • Legislative session brings winners and losers

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – With only two days left in the 2014 General Assembly, major bills on heroin, juvenile justice and the state road plan remain in limbo while others have been deemed victorious or sent to the morgue.
    The House and Senate broke for a 10-day recess on Tuesday as Gov. Steve Beshear considers vetos, and lawmakers aren't scheduled to return until April 14.

  • Knuckles opens session with invocation
  • Congressman Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.
    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.

  • Candidate forum Tuesday in Raywick

     A candidate forum will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Raywick City Hall.

    Candidates for District 3 magistrate, county judge/executive and circuit court judge may attend.

  • City council meets tonight

     The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight, April 7, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegations

    - Elaine Flinn of O'Brien and Gere

    - Carla Goldsmith of Kentucky Utilities

    - John Cowherd regarding a Dirt Bowl and Battle of the DJs, May 16-18

    • Minutes of March meetings

    • Payment of bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

    • New business

    - Council approval of bid for franchise agreement

  • Kynect enrollment extended through April 11

     The Governor’s Office has announced that enrollment for health insurance through kynect has been extended through April 11 for Kentuckians who had trouble starting or completing their applications.

    Kentuckians who completed their applications by March 31 can visit kynect.ky.gov to select a plan by midnight April 15 for coverage that could start May 1.

  • No fiscal court meeting this week

    The Marion County Fiscal Court normally meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

    However, the court will not be meeting today, April 3. Instead, the fiscal court will hold a special called meeting on April 10.

  • After seven years, annexation upheld

    When the Lebanon City Council annexed approximately 415 acres of property in February of 2006, it led to more than six years of court cases before reaching the Kentucky Supreme Court in November of 2012.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the annexation and remanded the case to Marion Circuit Court with instructions to enter a summary judgment in the city’s favor.

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.