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Government

  • GES principal selection committee meets today

    The Glasscock Elementary School principal selection committee has scheduled a special-called meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the conference room.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to rder

    • Minutes

    • Review training

    • Formulate interview questions

  • Glasscock Elementary site-based council seeks input in principal search

    The Glasscock Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council completed training to conduct a search for the school's next principal. 

    On June 9, the council will be reviewing applications, setting up interviews for principal candidates and developing interview questions, and the council would like help from the community, according to Todd Farmer, the chairman of the principal search committee. Farmer also serves as the federal programs director for Marion County Public Schools.

  • Special Lebanon City Council meeting to be held Monday

    The Lebanon City Council will have a budget work session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1, at City Hall.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address May 21.

    His proposed $9.6 million includes several major requests, including a three percent raise for all city employees and a new city hall.

  • Part of Short Line Pike will close starting June 1 for bridge replacement

    A portion of KY 1195 (Short Line Pike) will be closed June 1 for bridge replacement work. The part of the road near mile point 1 in Marion County, just north of US 68 over Cartwright's Creek, will be closed while the repairs are taking place.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials estimate the work will be complete by Aug. 1.

  • Special-called school board meeting Thursday morning

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - Strategic planning summit follow-up

    • Student support

    - Approval of FY2016 tentative budget

  • Mayor requests new city hall, 3 percent raise for employees in budget address

    It took fewer than 15 minutes for Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw to give his annual budget address Thursday evening, May 21. However, it’s just the first step in getting his proposed $9.6 million budget approved, which includes several major requests and a three percent raise for all city employees.
    “Employee compensation is an important issue that always gets much debate in our budget review sessions,” Crenshaw said. “The figures you have before you incorporate a three percent raise.”

  • City attorney: Accounting inadequate, not criminal

    The City of Lebanon’s Public Works Department, which was named “Service Industry of the Year” at the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet last year, has been under scrutiny recently after an allegation that members of the department were stealing money from the city.
    According to Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray, that allegation has proven to be false, but it has revealed a poorly executed policy and inadequate record keeping.

  • County approves first reading of $15 million budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a proposed $15 million budget for 2015-16 Thursday.
    This is a decrease compared to the $15.89 million budget approved for 2014-15.
    The proposed budget includes $6.83 million in the general fund, which is up from $6.67 million in 2014-15, and $2.25 million in the county road fund, which is down from $3.4 million in 2014-15
    Daugherty said the $1.15 million decrease in the road fund is the result of the state’s decline in revenue from the gas tax.

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial nominations

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race last week.
    In the May 19 Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda includes this following:

    - Minutes of regular meeting of May 7 and May 16 metings

    - Allocation(s) of community area development funds for 2015