• Council chooses two local banks to finance $4 million city hall project
  • State Rep. Mills seeks to help state with drug problem

    This is Terry Mills’ sixth election. His formula for winning? Doing the same thing he’s always done.
    “I talk about what I believe and who I am and what I want to do,” he said. “I don’t focus that much on the opponent.”
    That kind of thinking is in stark contrast to many political philosophies, particularly on the national stage. However, Mills has deep convictions about the things he aims to accomplish, and he’s proud of all the things he’s gotten to do so far. However, he is no stranger to public attacks.

  • Reed wants to tackle state pension, tax reform

    Brandon Reed wants to shake things up if he gets elected as the state representative of the 24th district.
    With him comes a plethora of conservative views that fall right in line with many conventional Republicans, but his reasoning for getting into politics in the first place is anything but conventional.

  • Fiscal Court approves purchase of EMS equipment, ambulance

    Among various items approved during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 6, magistrates approved the purchase of four new defibrillators for more than $102,000.

  • Jim Gray takes on Rand Paul for senate seat

    It’s election season so that means candidates are scrambling to be heard by any means possible. One of the hotly contested races this year is the United States Senate seat currently held by Senator Rand Paul.
    Paul’s opposition is Jim Gray.
    Gray is the current Mayor of Lexington and has been in office since 2011. He was raised in Glasgow, Kentucky and is proud of the fact that he is a seventh-generation Kentuckian.

  • Council approves bid for new city hall

    The Lebanon City Council held a special called meeting on Monday to discuss the bids for construction of the new city hall.

    There was little discussion before the council voted to approve the lowest bid, which went to Isaac Tatum Construction. At $4.38 million, the project will cost about $1 million more than previously expected by architects from Murphy+Graves+Trimble, PLLC (MGT).
    Lead architect TimMurphy said he didn’t foresee any big variations in the costs.

  • New City Hall could cost $4 million

    Four bids were submitted for the construction of a new city hall in Lebanon, but none of them were within the city’s estimated price range.
    According to City Administrator John Thomas, the architects and committee had estimated the cost to be a little more than $3 million. The lowest bid, which was submitted by Isaac Tatum Construction, was $4,380,000. The other bids ranged from around $4.5 million to nearly $5 million.
    Thomas said the city hall committee will have to meet again to discuss what needs to be done next.

  • Committee explores new options for arena

    After a shocking revelation last month that the new multipurpose facility could cost upwards of $25 million, the committee in charge of the project has decided to go a different route.
    The Multipurpose Facility Committee met again on Sept. 13 to discuss the new plans.

  • No Halloween in the Park this year

    During its regular monthly meeting Sept. 12, the Lebanon City Council voted not to continue Halloween in the Park this year.
    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, when the Heartland Coalition first initiated the event, the intent was to eliminate door-to-door trick or treating.
    “Now it’s turned into you go to the park for Halloween in the Park, you get candy, then you leave there and go to Spalding Avenue and get candy again,” he said.

  • Zoning board tables decision

    The Rev. Bill Bowling stared down a large crowd of people, but this wasn’t his usual congregation. Without enough chairs, Lebanon City Hall was packed to the walls with citizens wanting to see what the Board of Zoning Adjustments would decide. Would they allow the house at 150 E. Main St. to become a transitional home or would they deny it?