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Government

  • County not allowing vandals to spoil Scott’s Ridge lookout

    The Scott’s Ridge lookout in Raywick provides one of the most beautiful views of Marion County, but its splendor is often spoiled by vulgar graffiti and litter.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements has made it his own personal project to try and keep that area cleaned up. He’s also put surveillance cameras in the area to try and catch the people who are defacing the property.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, April 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center on North Spalding Avenue.

  • Absentee voting now available at clerk’s office

    In-house absentee voting is available at the Marion County Clerk’s Office during the normal business hours of 8:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. on Saturdays. Those eligible for in-house absentee voting include those voters who are absent from the county on Election Day, military families that will be absent from the county on Election Day, voters who have surgery or the surgery of a spouse scheduled for Election Day, and students and residents who temporarily reside out of the county.

  • Pick up your free house number sign by April 25

    For months now, the county has been distributing free house number signs for people to use to post their address numbers on their property, which is now a county-wide law.
    The house number signs can be picked up Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the county judge’s office, which is located on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    In order to pick up your sign, you must know your house number and you must sign a piece of paper showing you picked up your sign.

  • County nuisances still a nuisance

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    The Marion County Fiscal Court discussed, again, a nuisance ordinance, but took no action during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.
    Judge/Executive David Daugherty said the court discussed nuisance ordinances several times last year, but “kind of put it on the back burner.” After saying that the county has been receiving multiple calls about “junked up” properties, he proposed talking with other judge-executives in other counties.

  • Recallable nickel petition in the works

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    A committee to petition to recall the nickel tax has been formed by five Lebanon residents.
    Four of those residents also were on a committee that petitioned to put the nickel tax to a vote in 2007. Randall Lawson, Richie Lee, Robby Shewmaker and Robert Darrell Shewmaker were involved in a similar effort then, and this time they are joined by Joe Livers.

  • 30 more days to pay delinquent garbage accounts

    If you haven’t paid your delinquent trash bills, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is going to give you a 30-day extension to pay up. If you still refuse to pay, you could end up in court.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, March 24

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. today on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The agenda includes the following:
    • Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. will be presenting a service certificate to show the services that are provided for Marion County for 2014-15, and to discuss the LIHEP Program.
    • Consider/approve Arbor Day proclomation
    • Consider/approve a resolution stating that April is Autism Awareness Month.

  • Good Friday county office closings

    The Marion County Judge/Executive's Office will be closed on Good Friday, March 25. Those Marion County residents with Friday garbage pickup will need to set their garbage out on Thursday, March 24, as Thursday will be a double up garbage pickup day. 
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Marion Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be open until noon on Good Friday.

  • Posting address numbers – what Lebanon residents need to know

    Posting address numbers on your property is now a countywide law, but it has been a law in the City of Lebanon for approximately two years now.
    According to Sharon Browning, Enhanced 911 addressing and mapping coordinator, if city residents meet the city addressing ordinance regulations, they do not have to post an additional sign for the county’s new law.