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  • State rep candidate files lawsuit

    A candidate who lost a bid to be the Republican 24th District state representative candidate filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the primary election results.
    Richard Treitz of Greensburg filed his complaint May 30 in Green Circuit Court.
    Treitz is listed as the petitioner in the case, and he is representing himself.
    The respondents include his primary opponent, J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville, the boards of election and the county clerks in Green, LaRue and Marion counties, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Attorney General Jack Conway.

  • A perfect match

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

  • Police vehicles, Tasers, Centre Square restrooms included in budget proposal

    On May 29, a quiet room in Lebanon City Hall set the stage for Mayor Gary Crenshaw as he gave his budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    “We continue to progressively plan not just for the needs of the next fiscal year but for the years to come,” Crenshaw said.
    Under the mayor’s proposal, the total budget would be $9.18 million in 2014-15. It should be noted that the final budget may differ from what was presented last week.

  • Message in a bottle

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Students at St. Charles Middle School are taking their learning experience to places they’ve never been.
    Literally.
    Eleven students in Richard Crum’s science class have created optic-orange bottles that will be shipped to the West coast. In just a few weeks, every bottle will be in the California Current in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Smarty pants of the past

    Elizabeth Barlow (formerly Elizabeth Abell)
    - Graduated in 1971 (was the first ever valedictorian at Marion County High School)
    - Married after high school and worked at a sewing factory and did secretary work before returning to school.
    - Earned a teaching degree from Campbellsville University.
    - Earned a master's degree in teaching from Western Kentucky University.
    - Worked 29 years at Glasscock Elementary School before retiring two years ago.
    - Now she is substitute teaching.

  • Guitars bridge the gap between local teen's death and famous guitarists

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Country music singer Vince Gill dedicated a song to Colin Whitfill during a concert in Louisville in March.
    Whitfill died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in a car crash in Lebanon. The day before, his father, Charles, was at Gill's house making measurements on one of Gill's guitars.
    Charles Whitfill makes custom guitars. His guitars have put him in a position to know people like Gill, and through that connection, Gill feels a special bond to Colin's death.

  • Calloway judge-executive to lobby for open Kentucky primaries

    By Austin Ramsey
    Murray Ledger & Times

    As this year’s crop of election candidates narrow their focus on November’s general election, one local official still has his sights set on last month’s primary.
    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins issued a release Friday, May 30, calling on state officials to rethink Kentucky’s method of holding primaries – especially he said, when the costly elections don’t represent the entire electorate.

  • County trash pick-up will run early June 4

     County employees will be going through mandatory training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. 

    To make sure that sanitation crews are finished in time to attend the training, trash pick-up will take place earlier that usual on Wednesday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. 

  • MCPS, we have a problem

    The Marion County Board of Education was standing room only during its special-called meeting Thursday, May 29. A large delegation of current and former MCPS employees, community members and family members of current and former employees of the district were in attendance. And they weren’t there because of their interest in the district’s 2014-15 budget, which was the main item on the board’s agenda. They were there to share their concerns about recent staffing changes within the school district.

  • Special called city council and school board meetings Thursday night

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education will both be having special-called meetings at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, May 29, and the main topic listed on each entities agenda is their budgets.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will be giving his annual budget address at Lebanon City Hall.

    The Marion County Board of Education will also be discussing its budget and possibly approving it Thursday evening.