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Government

  • Magistrate District 1 candidate - Jason Tatum

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

    Full name: Jason Tatum   
    Age: 42
    Address: 3408 Tatum Lane, Gravel Switch, Ky 40328
    Email: jasongtatum@yahoo.com

    Educational background:
    Graduated MCHS in 1994. Studied Technical Education at Western Kentucky University

    Work experience:

  • Magistrate District 3 candidate – Craig Bishop

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

    Full name: Craig Allen Bishop
    Age: 48
    Address: 800 Frogg Lane, Raywick, KY 40060
    Email: craig.bishop.nursery@gmail.com
    (Feel free to send any questions or concerns that you may have for me to this address.)

    Educational background:
    Associates Degree in Business 
    Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering Specializing in Robotics

    Work experience:
    Lebanon Power and Apparatus

  • Magistrate District 3 candidate – Larry Smith

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

    Full name: Lawrence E. Smith
    Age: 57
    Address: 1110 McElroy Pike, Lebanon, Ky, 40033
    Email: larrymcwelding@gmail.com

    Educational background:
    1978 graduate of Washington Co. High school & Marion Co. Vocational school, CAD drawing & design school, certified welding course Hayes Laboratory, also Commonwelth of Kentucky boiler contractors lincense.

    Work experience:

  • Magistrate District 4 candidate – Jackie Fogle

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

    Full name: John Robert "Jackie" Fogle
    Age: 60
    Address: 3920 Holy Cross Rd. Loretto, Ky. 40037
    Email: fogleandfogle@yahoo.com

    Educational background:
    Graduated from Marion County High School in 1975. Continuous education for Master Plumbing License, and Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Installer Certification.

    Work experience:
    39 years self-employed contractor.

  • Magistrate District 4 candidate – Steve Masterson

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

    Full name: Michael Stephen (Steve) Masterson (Steve)
    Age: 63
    Address: 900 Raywick Road Lebanon, Ky 40033
    Email: mstevem@windstream.net

    Educational background:
    Graduate of Marion County High School. One semester at Campbellsville University

    Work experience:

  • Sheriff candidate – Tony Belcher

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

    Full name: Tony Allen Belcher
    Age: 61 years old
    Campaign Website: Facebook - Tony Belcher for Sheriff
    Campaign email: belcherforsheriff@gmail.com

    Educational background:
    High School and Department of Criminal Justice Training

    Work experience:
    14 years MCSO / 2 years Lebanon PD / 2 years Bradfordsville PD

    Family information:

  • Sheriff candidate – Jimmy Clements

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

    Full name: James B. Clements (Jimmy)
    Age: 54
    Address: 1150 Sallie Ray Pike, Raywick, Ky.

    Educational background:

  • State to match Marion County’s recallable nickel, pending Gov. Bevin approval

    The Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives have approved a budget that would include matching Marion County’s recallable nickel tax, and it’s awaiting Governor Matt Bevin’s approval.

    Gov. Bevin has until Friday, April 13, to approve or veto the proposal, according to State Sen. Jimmy Higdon. 

  • Kentucky legislators pass overnight pension bill

    In a surprise late night move, the Kentucky legislature passed a new pension bill, Senate Bill 151, at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, March 29. The bill is a change from the previously proposed Senate Bill 1, which teachers adamantly opposed earlier in the month. 

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, who also calls Marion County home, voted in favor of Senate Bill 151. 

  • City, county and industrial foundation all meet in closed session

    Tuesday evening, March 27, was a busy one for local government with several meetings being held - all in closed session.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court had a special-called meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The fiscal court met in executive session pursuant to KRS.61.810.1G. The fiscal court’s agenda listed the following:

    “Discussions between a public agency and a representative of a business entity and discussions concerning a specific proposal.”