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Government

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 21st Century Learning Center, 214 N. Harrison Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes a discussion of staff drug testing, graduation requirements and the superintendent's evaluation. The evaluation is toward the end of the agenda, and the board is scheduled to go into executive session for the preliminary discussions related to that evaluation. A written evaluation will be presented in open session.
    Here is the agenda:
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

  • County looks to hire emergency management director

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty reported that he has received several applications for the vacant county emergency management director’s seat.
    “Hopefully we’ll have somebody appointed at the next meeting,” Daugherty said during the July 16 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Proposed bill protects religions from performing gay marriages

    By James Pilcher
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • County judge: Let us know about road problems

    The recent storms have kept Marion County road crews busy, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Crews were out late last night and early this morning trying to clear debris, according to Daugherty. He said that three tress fell on Jed Gaddie Road and Salt Lick Road was impassable for a time.

    He also encouraged the public to notify the county if they find roads that are obstructed.

    "If you see something, please let us know," Daugherty said.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, at city hall.

    The agenda includes:

    • Delegations

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Payment of bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

    • New business:

    - Discussion of the 2015 city property tax rate

    - Recommendation for a zoning change

  • Tourism commission meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • Old business:

    - Election of treasurer

    - Marion County Fairgrounds sign

    • New business

  • School board meets today

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Amend Agenda 

    • Presentation of 2015 Honorary Diploma to Amanda Lyvers

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report 

    - Substitutes committee report, Jennifer Osbourne

  • High school registration set for later this month

    Marion County High School registration will be held later this month. Each class will have different registration dates.
    Seniors will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20.
    Juniors will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.
    Sophomores will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.
    The make-up registration for seniors, juniors and sophomores will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24.

  • MCPS receives $25,000 from Crusade

    The Crusade for Children announced that it has distributed $5.67 million to 191 organizations across Kentuckiana. One of those grant recipients is Marion County Public Schools, which will receive $25,000.
    This is the 62nd year that WHAS has hosted the Crusade for Children telethon. During those 62 years, the Crusade has raised more than $165 million. All of the money raised from donations is returned to organizations that provide services for children with special needs.

     

  • County looking for new emergency management director

    The Marion County Fiscal Court emerged from an executive session at its July 2 meeting and voted to advertise to find a part-time emergency management director.
    Hayden Johnson, 60, has filled that role since October of 2011. He was not at last week’s fiscal court meeting, but he said in a telephone interview that he recently retired after 18 years as a program supervisor for pretrial services for the Administrative Office of the Courts.