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Government

  • 2018 May Primary Election results

    Marion County voters decided to keep the old sheriff in town.
    Sheriff Jimmy Clements defeated Tony Belcher during Tuesday’s Primary Election, receiving a total of 3,200 votes. Belcher received 905 votes.  
    “I am just relieved that this is behind us, and I can get back to concentrating fully on work,” Clements said Tuesday evening after receiving the final results. “As much as anything, this election was about my staff and continuing what we’ve been doing.”

  • Growing pains

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty summed up the fiscal court’s two-hour budget work session Saturday morning in just two words: “Growing pains.”

    While the county’s growth is proving to be phenomenal for the local unemployment rate and the local economy, it also translates to a number of obstacles for county government.

  • The price of progress

    The Marion County Fiscal Court’s meeting room was full Thursday afternoon and tensions were high in anticipation of the court’s decision regarding its agreement with Maker’s Mark Distillery.

    Prior to any discussion or voting, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty read the following statement aloud:

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held on May 3.  The following are news briefs from that meeting:

    • The fiscal court was joined by Jim Askins with NG-KIH Design Build LLC and the Ledcor Group to discuss the Kentucky Wired Program. Askins reported that 3,400 miles of fiber optic cable would be installed statewide in the project. Askins reported that Marion County falls into the Ring 3 territory and that work would be completed on Aug. 4, 2020.  

  • U.S. Rep. James Comer: ‘Marion County is an economic development success story’

    “I’m a big fan of your economic team here in Marion County,” said U.S. House of Representatives and Kentucky Representative James Comer. “This is an economic development success story. I travel the state a lot, there’s some counties that say they can’t get jobs there. Marion County has written the book on how to attract industry without being blessed with university headquarters here or a major interstate running right through it.”

  • Marion County Fiscal Court approves Maker’s Mark agreement

    After nearly an hour of discussion Thursday afternoon between the members of the Marion County Fiscal Court and community members, the fiscal court approved a resolution to enter into a memorandum of agreement regarding issuance of industrial revenue bonds for Maker’s Mark warehouses and the industrial building on Veterans Memorial Parkway (the bypass) in Lebanon. The location of the warehouses will be 512 Brown Forman Road near Raywick.

  • County water rates rising

    Marion County Water District customers will likely notice an increase on their next bill.

  • District judge candidate – Jude Hagan

    Full name: Jude Anthony Hagan 

    Age: 55

    Address: 135 Park Heights, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033 

     

    Educational background:

    I obtained both my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Law Degree from the University of Louisville.

     

    Work experience: 

  • Coroner candidate - Michelle A. Knopp

    (Candidates responses are being printed exactly as they were submitted to the Enterprise.)

    Full name: Michelle A. Knopp
    Age: 46
    Address: 910 E Calvary Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718
    Campaign website: https://www.facebook.com/electmichelleknopp/   
    Campaign email: michelleknopp@live.com

    Educational background:
    Associates Degree: Business Management, emphasis in Accounting

  • Coroner candidate – Robert Alan Mattingly

    (Candidates responses are being printed exactly as they were submitted to the Enterprise.)

    Full name: I will be listed on the ballot as R. Alan Mattingly. My full name is Robert Alan Mattingly.
    Age: I am 55 years old
    Address: 75 Jones Lane in Loretto
    Campaign website: https://www.facebook.com/MattinglyforCoroner/.
    Campaign email: RobertMattingly78@gmail.com.
     
    Educational background: