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Government

  • Fiscal court approves funding for local athlete, Christmas program

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved two funding requests during its Dec. 4 meeting.
    The court unanimously approved a total of $1,300 for Marion County High School volleyball player Shelby Goode. Goode is raising money to participate in the Down Under Sports Tournaments next summer in Australia.
    Goode told the court that she needs to raise around $6,000, and she has raised about half of that money already.

  • Miles to go

    Bobby Miles presided over his final meeting of the Loretto City Commission on Dec. 9, but his legacy after more than 20 years as a city official won't be forgotten any time soon.
    Miles retired from General Electric in 1990, but he wasn't the type to just sit around the house.
    "I've always been active and I wanted to keep going. Even though I was retired, I still wanted something to do," said Miles, 79. "That's why I become involved in the city."

  • School board holding special-called meeting at 1 p.m.

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the board of education office to approve the second reading of revised policies regarding bidding and procurement.

  • Uncommon lawyer

    Joe Mattingly’s first day as the county attorney was one he’ll never forget.
    The Department of Corrections called to let him know that the state was going to close the Marion County Jail later that week.
    "The same afternoon, I get a call from a lawyer in Frankfort. They had sued the county and the county had not responded,” Mattingly said.
    The judge had scheduled a hearing just a few days later, and the caller wanted to know if Mattingly would be there to represent the county.

  • School board meeting at 5 p.m. today

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Marion County ATC students will be giving presentations at 4:30 before the meeting.

    The agenda for the Dec. 9 meeting includes the following:

    • Communications

    - Superintendent's report

    - Discussion of the superintendent's mid-year evaluation

    - Introduction of the 2015 Leadership NOW class

    - Preschool committee report

  • City council meets Monday evening

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at city hall.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Payment of bills

    • Department report

    • Old business

    • New business:

    - Council concurrence with Brad Mattingly's appointment to the planning and zoning commission

    - Second reading of an ordinance changing the zoning classification of multiple properties across 47.459 acres

  • Tourist commission meets today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes the following:

    • Minutes of Nov. 10 and 19 and Dec. 3 meetings

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive diretor's report

    • New business

    • Old business

    - Kentukcy Classic Arts

  • School board schedules special-called meeting for 1 p.m. today

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in a special-called session at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the district's administration building.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Executive session per KRS 61.810(1)(c), which relates to proposed or pending litigation against or on behalf of a public agency

    • Motion for action consistent with the closed session discussion

  • Fiscal court meets today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    • Correction to the Nov. 6 meeting minutes 

    • Minutes of the Nov. 20 meeting 

    • Minutes of the special-called Nov. 29 meeting

    • Presentation  of  “HeartSafe Community” designation by Jennifer Osborne and state officials 

  • Tourist commission names new executive director

    Nena Olivier has been hired as the new executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    During a special-called meeting Dec. 3, the commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Olivier to the fill the position vacated by Carla Abbi.

    Commission Chairman James Spragens said Olivier was the best of the five candidates who were interviewed for the position.

    "She clearly had what we were looking for," Spragens said.