- Special Sections
- Public Notices
In light of the recent announcement that the Taylor County Animal Shelter will no longer adopt out animals, the Marion County Fiscal Court wants it publicly known that the Marion County Animal Shelter will not accept animals from Taylor County.
The magistrates said the Marion County shelter should verify with a driver’s license that only Marion County residents are dropping off animals at the Marion County shelter.
Taylor County Judge/Executive Eddie Rogers told the Central Kentucky News-Journal that Taylor County would hold animals at its shelter while seeking a contract with another county to accept Taylor County animals.
The Marion County Fiscal Court also asked Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly to contact Rogers to let him know Marion County is not interested in accepting Taylor County’s animals.
In other business:
- The magistrates took no action on a proposal to add a weather warning service to its current Code Red contract.
The county and the City of Lebanon are paying $5,859.84 annually for Code Red’s notification service. (The county pays two-thirds of that cost and the city pays the remaining third.) This allows county and city officials to make phone calls to notify residents of issues including road closings and hazardous weather.
The weather warning service would be an additional $2,500 per year. This system would tie-in directly to the National Weather Service, and would automatically contact residents who opted to participate in the notification.
The Lebanon City Council and the fiscal court have decided against adding the weather service. According to Mattingly, local officials believe calls can be initiated locally, and the automated service is not necessary.
- The fiscal court approved its $2,500 annual allocation for the Loretto Youth Softball League.
- The court approved appointing Wayne Keen to the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee as an at-large representative.