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Government

  • Attorney general warns consumers of IRS scam

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway warns Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Top 10 zingers from Fancy Farm 2015

    By Joseph Gerth & Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

  • Obama spells out EPA’s tougher carbon rules

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    With much at stake for Kentucky and Indiana, the battle over climate pollution intensified in the days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency planned to unveil its final rules to curb heat-trapping gases from the nation’s power plants.
    “Climate change is not a problem for another generation, not anymore,” President Barack Obama said Sunday, as highlights of the rule leaked out of Washington.

  • Mills, Overly campaigning for Conway on Aug. 4

    State Rep. Terry Mills and State Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris) will be in Lebanon Tuesday to speak on behalf of Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign. Conway is the Kentucky Attorney General, and Overly is his running mate. Mills and Overly will be appearing from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, 110 W. Mulberry Street. This is across the street from the Lebanon Police Department. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

  • 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