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Government

  • School board holding special-called meeting Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the board office.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    • Call to Order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    • Communications/Work Session

    - Discussion - Superintendent Evaluation

    - Discussion - Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

    - Discussion - Policy and Procedure (public comment)

    - Discussion - Staff Drug Testing

  • County moves a little closer to testing E911

    Marion County continues to get a little closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    "We're ready to go hot with this thing, been ready for six months," said Keith Brock, the county's solid waste and environmental coordinator, during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.
    "We've been ready for 12 years," Magistrate Jackie Wicker replied.

  • Start of something new

    Chad G. Mattingly didn't plan on becoming an elected official. In fact, not too long ago he told his family that he wouldn't ever go that route.
    "A year a half ago in July on family vacation, I told my family that I was never, ever running for any kind of public office," said Mattingly, 34.
    He said he'd had friends who had run for office, and his perception was that the political climate and the nature of campaigns was something he did not want to be in the middle of.
    "But never is a long time apparently," Mattingly said.

  • Sheriff's office issues warning about possible phone scam

    The following announcement was provided by the Marion County Sheriff's Office:

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like for the public to be aware of continued telephone scams that have been reported throughout Marion County.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Consider reappointment of county officials

    • Consider/approve hiring of maintenance position

    • Consider/approve increasing amount of employee HRA Benny card

  • Swearing in…
  • Questions linger on teacher pension bonds

    By Mike Wynn
    Courier-Journal

    Confronted with alarming shortfalls, lawmakers say they want reforms in the state's retirement plan for teachers next year before they consider borrowing any more money for pensions.
    The 2015 General Assembly convenes next week amid calls for billions of dollars in bonds to help the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System grapple with its pension debt.
    The system faces $14 billion in unfunded liabilities and has only 54 percent of the money it needs to pay future benefits.

  • New role for experienced attorney

    Lisa Nally-Martin knows she is the first female to serve as the Marion County Attorney, but she hopes people realize she is more than that.
    "I hope that people look at me just for my ability to do the job," she said.
    Nally-Martin, 47, had no opposition when she filed to run for county attorney last year. While she is new to the position, she is familiar with the job. She has been practicing law for 21 years, and she has served as the assistant county attorney for 18 years.

  • Fiscal court, school board meeting changes

    This month, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Marion County Board of Education are making changes to their regular meeting schedule.
    For the fiscal court, this is a temporary change. The fiscal court holds its regular meetings at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the David R. Hourigan Building. Because the first Thursday in January was New Year’s Day, the court is changing its meetings to the second and fourth Thursday of the month, Jan. 8 and Jan. 22.

  • Swearing in…

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly performed what might be his last swearing-in ceremony at the Lebanon City Council meeting Dec. 8. Pictured along with Mattingly, from left, are council members Darin Spalding, Jerry Abell, Jim Richardson, Kate Palagi, Jay Grundy and John Mattingly. Lebanon Mayor Crenshaw was also sworn in during the Dec. 9 meeting.