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Absentee Voting in November 3 General Election Now Open

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 18, 2015) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced today that eligible voters may now cast mail-in absentee ballots in Kentucky’s Nov. 3, 2015, General Election.

“Voting is both a right and a responsibility,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official. “I hope as many of Kentucky’s voters as possible will make their voices heard in the General Election.”

Individuals who may be eligible to vote by mail-in absentee ballot include:

•           Military personnel, their dependents, and overseas citizens

•           Students who temporarily reside outside the county

•           Voters who temporarily reside outside Kentucky (e.g., vacationers)

•           Voters who are incarcerated but have not yet been convicted

•           Voters whose employment takes them outside the county for all days and hours the polling place is open

•           Voters of advanced age or who suffer from disability or illness

•           Voters who are participants in the Secretary of State’s Address Confidentiality Program

Voters may request an absentee ballot application from their county clerk in person or via telephone, fax, or email. Qualified military and overseas voters may also use the online portal Grimes established in 2014 to request and receive their blank absentee ballots.

Applications for mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the clerk’s office no later than Oct. 27. The completed absentee ballot must be returned by mail and received by the county clerk by 6:00 p.m. local time on Election Day.

Individuals who do not qualify to vote by mail-in absentee ballot may still be eligible to vote in person prior to Election Day. In-person absentee voting will begin in all counties no later than 12 working days prior to the election, although county boards of elections may permit in-person absentee voting to start earlier. In-person absentee voting is conducted during the county clerk’s regular business hours on voting machines similar to those used on Election Day.

Persons with questions about absentee voting should contact their county clerk or call the State Board of Elections at 502-573-7100. Additional information about absentee voting is also available on the State Board’s website.

Lawrence County Fiscal Court

Special Meeting

September 24, 2015

9:00 a.m.

 

  • Opening Prayer
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Call Meeting to Order
  • Approve Resolution adopting and approving the Agreement between the Fiscal Court and KYTC, Department of Rural and Municipal  
  • Approve Agreement between KYTC and Lawrence County CB006 Rural Secondary Fund
  • Set County Tax Rates (Real Estate, Tangible and Documented Water Craft/Aircraft
  • Accept Special Districts Tax Rates
  • Authorize PVA not to print any tax bill < $10.00
  • Discussion of Riverfront Plan (Harold Slone)
  • Discuss possible litigation (closed session)
  • Adjourn 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

Burglary, theft charges heard in court Friday; Triplett found competent to stand trial...

Lawrence Circuit Court Judge, John David Preston, heard several cases Friday, Sept. 11, in Lawrence County Circuit Court including the case of Bobby J. Triplett, 50,  charged with 2nd Degree Burglary/Complicity.  Judge Preston ruled Triplett competent to stand trial, based on a report made in a previous competency hearing. 

Kelly Kasey Collins, 37, was credited with 74 days jail credit on a charge of Theft By Unlawful Taking per judgement prepared by the Commonwealth, and a charge of Persistent Felony Offender was dismissed.  

Melvin Harmon Jr. 25, entered a not guilty plea on charge of Complicity Receiving Stolen Property. Pre-trial conference on Oct. 9.

Chad A. Nichols, 32, served 121 days jail credit on charge of Burglary 1st Degree per judgment prepared by the Commonwealth and a Persistent Felony Offender charge was dismissed.  

A bench warrant was issued for Michael Ratliff, 32, who failed to appear in court on charges of Criminal Possession Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and Persistent Felony Offender.  

Bobby J. Triplett, 50, was credited with 363 days jail time on charge of Complicity Burglary 2nd Degree. A competency hearing found the Defendant competent to stand trial.  Judge Preston made the finding based on the report.  Triplett was sentenced per judgement prepared by the Commonwealth. Defendant was also charged with Bail Jumping 1st Degree. 

Joshua Pack, 30, entered a not guilty plea on charges of Trafficking Controlled Substance, Persistent Felony Offender 2nd Degree, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance, Improper Display of Registration Plates, and Possession Open Alcohol Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.  Pre-trial conference Oct. 9.

Other cases were rescheduled, dismissed, or otherwise handled in Lawrence Co. Circuit Court. Information taken from the Lawrence Co. Circuit Court Docket.

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