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Government

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    Encroachment permits
    The Marion County Fiscal Court continues to have ongoing issues involving residents who construct driveways and entrances off county right-of-ways without obtaining proper permits. An encroachment permit is required, and it’s free. Magistrates voted to advertise the details regarding the ordinance requirements for the free permit for residential encroachments.

    Stolen road signs

  • PSC to decide water rate debate

    Background: On Sept. 11, the Lebanon City Council approved an ordinance increasing the water rates for water service provided by the Lebanon Water Works Company. The Marion County Water District is Lebanon Water Works’ largest customer, and will be impacted significantly by the rate increase. The Marion County Water District Board of Directors is protesting the rate increase with the Public Service Commission.

  • County recognizes retiring 27-year EMT, paramedic

    After 27 years of helping the sick and injured in Marion County, Jim Thomas has retired.
    Thomas was recognized by the Marion County Fiscal Court during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. Thomas has worked for Marion County EMS since 1989-90.

  • US. Postal Service: No delivery on Nov. 11

    The U.S. Postal Service now says it will not deliver mail on Saturday, Nov. 11 in observance of the true Veterans Day holiday.
    Earlier in the year, the postal service had said there would be no mail delivery on Friday, Nov. 10 because of Veterans Day. Now, those plans have changed.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 19. The following are news briefs from the meeting:
    • The court was joined by Susan Crum-Cox to speak about the Future Health Care Forum, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Saint Catharine Hall in Springfield. The featured speaker will be former Attorney General and Congressman Ben Chandler.

  • Former Marion County student selected to serve on state council

     

  • City, county to make soccer complex safer

    The gravel parking lot located at the soccer fields on Fairground Road in Lebanon has been an ongoing safety concern for the Marion County Youth Soccer League, which is reportedly experiencing its largest fall registration to date.
    Parents have complained about the gravel lot because it gets packed with cars parked in multiple directions, and presents a potentially dangerous situation for kids coming and going to and from games.

  • Water damage is Hourigan column culprit

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    In separate reports, two engineering firms have blamed damage to the columns on the 10-year-old David R. Hourigan Government Building on water, apparently the result of construction issues.

  • Plans to close landfill proceed

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    With only a few months of space left in the Construction Debris & Demolition landfill, Marion County is moving forward with plans to transport local household waste to Nelson County via an existing transfer station on Fairground Road.
    Magistrates reviewed cost estimates for two options, one in which Marion County would deliver waste to the Nelson County facility, the other in which Nelson County would provide pick-up service.

  • Local circuit court clerk celebrates 25 years of Ky. Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life at AOC college

    Marion County Circuit Court Clerk Kim May joined fellow circuit clerks in celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Trust For Life program as part of the 2017 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College that took place Sept. 17-20 in Covington. The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks created the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life to educate Kentuckians about the life-saving mission of organ donation. The program was the first of its kind in the United States.