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  • Justice of the Supreme Court candidate – Dan Ballou

    Full name: Dan Ballou

    Age: 52

    Address: 150 Rolling Hills Rd, Williamsburg, Ky 40769

    Web site: danballou.com


    Educational background:  

    University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) J.D. 1998

    University of Kentucky B.A. 1995

  • Justice of the Supreme Court candidate – Debra Lambert

    Full Name: Debra Hembree Lambert

    Age: 56

    Address: 314 E. Lakeshore Drive, Burnside, KY (Pulaski) 42519


    Educational experience:

  • Justice of the Supreme Court candidate – David Tapp

    Full name: David Austin Tapp                              

    Address: 50 Public Square, Somerset, KY 42501

    Email: davidtapp9@gmail.com


    Educational background:

    * Juris Doctor, 1993, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Kentucky


  • United States Representative in Congress (1st Congressional District)

    Paul Walker

    • A Murray State University professor

    • Democrat

    • B.A. in communications and public relations from Brigham Young University, 1997

    • M.A. in English rhetoric and composition from Northern Arizona University, 2002

    • Ph.D. in English rhetoric and composition from Arizona State University, 2007

  • United States Representative in Congress (1st Congressional District)

    Alonzo Pennington

    • Worked as a lead singer, songwriter, and picker with his group, The Alonzo Pennington Band

    • Democrat

    • Born and raised in Western Kentucky


  • Elected officials - What do they do anyway?

    We elect individuals to specific offices, but do we really know what they do? In an effort to educate our readers, we wanted to provide some brief descriptions of the offices on the May Primary Election ballot. We realize that these job descriptions are only a summary of what these offices are responsible for, but it will give you a better grasp of what their job entails. 


    United States Representative in Congress (1st Congressional District)

  • Election Day Information

    Q: Where is my polling place?

    A: You can find your polling place at GoVoteKY.com.


    Q: Am I entitled to time off for voting on Election Day?

    A: If you are working on Election Day, you may be entitled to a maximum of four consecutive hours off from work in order to vote or cast an absentee ballot if you make a request for time off with your employer.

  • What are a magistrate’s responsibilities?

    The fiscal court has the authority to control and supervise most aspects of the financial affairs of the county, including the county budget, tax levies, payments from the county treasury and bond issuances. The fiscal court may appropriate county funds for lawful purposes, buy and sell county property, supervise the fiscal affairs of the county and county officers, and exercise all other corporate powers of the county. Further, the fiscal court may investigate all activities of county government and establish appointive offices and define their duties.

  • The county clerk has a wide array of duties

    The county clerk serves a term of four years. The duties of the county clerk fall into the general categories of clerical duties of the fiscal court: issuing and registering, recording and keeping numerous legal records, registering and purging voter rolls, conducting election duties and conducting tax duties.

  • Fire heavily damages Marion Inn in Lebanon

    Fire engulfed a trailer on West Main Street in Lebanon at approximately 5 p.m., Thursday, April 19, spreading quickly to the Marion Inn.
    “We don’t know the cause yet, it’s still too early,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said Friday morning.
    According to Mattingly, there were 11 units in the Marion Inn that were destroyed, and the trailer was completely destroyed.
    The fire department received the call at 5:14 p.m. and cleared the scene at around 8:30 p.m.