• Closings for Thanksgiving

    Thursday is Thanksgiving and there will be no garbage pick-up. The normal Thursday garbage route will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 27, along with the Friday route. The county asks that you set our your garbage a little earlier than normal on Friday because crews are doubling up to collect two days in one.

    The following offices are closed:

    • Marion County Clerk
    • Marion County Property Valuation Administrator
    • Marion County Judge's Office
    • Marion County Sheriff's Office

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.
    The meeting’s agenda includes:
    • Junior Adams with Generation Gap will be making a request for underprivileged children in the community.
    • Consider/approve to advertise in the Marion County Chamber of Commerce directory.
    • Consider/approve of the discontinuance of County Whole Life Insurance Plans for county employees.

  • City puts Morgan statue up for bid

    A piece of artwork that’s never been displayed and has been the center of controversy since it was created in 1999 is for sale.
    The City of Lebanon is accepting sealed bids for the Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan statue. During the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 9, Public Works Director Terry Bland asked the council to consider doing something with the statue, which is being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    The council approved taking sealed bid for the sale of the statue.

  • State Rep. Terry Mills files for re-election

    Rep. Terry Mills officially filed his paperwork to seek re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives last week.
    He currently serves the people of Marion, Green and LaRue counties, which make up Kentucky’s 24th Legislative District.
    "It's been a privilege and an honor to serve the people of the 24th District for the past five years. I will work harder than ever to continue to represent the community I love,” Rep. Mills said.

  • Trash talk

    Magistrates did some trash talking at the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Nov. 5, but not at each other. The trash talk was concerning problems with the collection of waste at various businesses located in the City of Lebanon. Specifically, there are establishments that are currently paying the residential rate but are generating large volumes of trash on a daily and/or weekly basis, according to Marion County Solid Waste and Environmental Coordinator Keith Brock.

  • Lebanon ends its birthday celebration with the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball

    The City of Lebanon wants to end its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball.
    The black tie/formal affair will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Fiscal Court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday.

  • Special-called tourism and city council meetings Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will be having a special-called meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, to discuss and possibly approve a Lebanon water tower project that’s been in the works for quite some time. The commission has contracted with an artist to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery.

  • Law does not provide for a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2016

    With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 65 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2016.

  • Cleaning up Marion County

    In the past nine years, the county has cleaned 18 dumpsites, and that work continues today, Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Oct. 1 meeting.
    “We’ve about cleaned this county up,” Brock said.
    The first dumpsite that was cleaned was the one located at Scott’s Ridge in Raywick. More recently, Brock inspected three illegal dumpsites near Gravel Switch, which the court approved cleaning during Thursday’s meeting.