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Government

  • Judge recuses himself in election case

    A hearing was scheduled June 13 in the lawsuit filed over the results of the May 20 Republican primary race for the 24th District state representatives, but the court is no closer to a decision.
    The 24th District includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.
    David Williams, who is a circuit judge in the 40th Judicial District, had been appointed as a special judge, but he has recused himself from the case.

  • Who spent the most to lobby Frankfort?

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Tobacco lobby money in Frankfort poured in this year as statewide smoking ban legislation stagnated.
    No company spent more to lobby Kentucky state legislators this year than tobacco giant Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris Co., spending $156,200 during the General Assembly session that lasted from January to April.
    Some would say it's no coincidence that for the fourth straight year, a statewide smoking ban failed to pass.

  • Kentuckians on both sides of debate over federal nutrition guidelines for school lunches

    By John Moritz
    Lexington Herald-Leader Washington Bureau

    WASHINGTON — Debate in Washington over a controversial school lunch waiver has spread into the Bluegrass State. Proponents say the innocuous proposal helps rural schools, while critics argue that it threatens years of work combating one of the nation's largest childhood obesity rates.

  • Doug Mattingly files as write-in candidate for judge/executive race

    Doug Mattingly lost the Marion County Judge/Executive race to David Daugherty in the May primary election by a large margin, but he’s not giving up just yet.

    Tuesday, June 10, he filed to run as a write-in candidate for the judge/executive’s race in November.

    In the Primary Election on May 20, Mattingly received 782 votes to Daugherty’s 2,452 votes. Mattingly lost in every precinct.

    Read more in the upcoming edition of The Lebanon Enterprise.

  • City will wait a little longer on flood control report

    The Lebanon City Council originally was scheduled to hear a report Monday evening from O’Brien and Gere Engineers with recommendations on how to minimize flooding from storm water.
    Instead, Mayor Gary Crenshaw reported that he spoke with the firm earlier that day, and they told him they would need one more week to finish their final report.

  • County’s budget includes $1.1 million increase in road fund

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved a $15.89 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. That is an increase of more than $1.2 million over the $14.61 million included in the 2013-14 budget.
    The magistrates unanimously approved the second reading of the budget during their June 5 meeting.
    The budget includes $6.67 million in the general fund, which is a slight decrease compared to the $6.68 million included in the 2013-14 budget.

  • Lawmakers’ pay disparity prompts review

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The patchwork of laws and policies for compensating Kentucky’s state legislators has produced an unlikely ranking of lawmakers.
    For instance, in 2013 Rep. Keith Hall’s total compensation — including expenses — was $86,514, which was higher than any House member, even Speaker Greg Stumbo, who ranked second at $83,602.

  • Storm water report on tonight's city council agenda

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, at city hall.

    The agenda includes a public hearing regarding LGEA funds and a report regarding storm water control efforts. After the regular meeting, the city council is scheduled to hold a work session on the 2014-15 budget.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegation: Charles Neal and Phyllis Bell regard street meets and tent revival

    • Delegation: O'Brien and Gere Engineers regarding storm water report

  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center. The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Delegation: Robin Humphress, Kentucky Classic Arts ticketing system

    • Minutes of previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • New business:

    - Commission officers

    - Ticketing system

    • Executive session per KRS  61.810.1

  • School board meets Tuesday

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the central office building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for that meeting includes the following:

    • Election of chairperson and vice-chairperson

    • Communications

    - Superintendent's report

    -Student drug testing report – Tim Lyons

    -Summer feeding report – Diane Evans

    -21st Century Program report – Diane Evans

    - Finance report – Superintendent Schlosser