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Government

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held on Dec. 7. All magistrates were present, except Magistrate John Arthur Elder III.
    Magistrates approved a one-time wage adjustment of $100 for all full-time employees to be paid in one lump sum. 
    Magistrates approved the hiring of Bobby Joe Mudd to fill the position of cardboard route coordinator that was recently vacated. The position will require 20 hours a week and the wage will be paid from the sale of the cardboard and be split evenly with the City of Lebanon.

  • Entire P&Z commission resigns

    Paul Hilpp, 28, of Lebanon was asked to resign as chairman of the City of Lebanon’s Planning and Zoning Commission after being arrested during a sex sting operation in Boyle County in October.

  • Candidates file for 2018 Primary Election

    The candidate filing period for the 2018 election cycle is open, and several local candidates have filed in hopes of being re-elected and, in at least one office, newly elected.
    The deadline to file is 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2018. Independent, political group, or political organization candidates for offices that require a statement of candidacy must file by 4 p.m. on April 2, 2018.

    Candidates that have already filed to run
    (As of press time)
    • State Sen, 14th Senatorial District: Jimmy Higdon (I)

  • City facing challenges head-on

    How can the City of Lebanon offer more affordable housing, attract more skilled workers and provide even better paying jobs?
    In an effort to begin answering those questions, the Lebanon City Council hired consultant Wendy K. Smith of Lebanon in January of last year. Smith shared her findings in a written report – free of charge - during the council’s monthly meeting on Nov. 23. (Originally, the council approved paying Smith $12,820 for her work. But, she didn’t charge the city due to her being unable to complete the original scope of work in its entirety.)

  • 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