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Government

  • Tractor pull funding request turned down

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission decided against providing $18,000 for a tractor pull during Ham Days weekend.

    Tom McConnell made his request for $18,000 at the Feb. 9 commission meeting. McConnell and Kevin Fulks are the co-owner of the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series.

  • Students have missed 10 days due to weather

     Marion County Public Schools have missed 10 days due to the weather this winter, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reported during the March 12 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    And as a result, the district will be using April 6 and 7, which would have been Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break, to make up two of those 10 days.

  • Pipeline project meeting set for March 19

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty has announced a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Marion County Extension Office about the pipeline issues affecting Marion County.

    The extension office is located at 415 Fairground Road in Lebanon.

    Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC, which is part of Kinder Morgan, has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking permission to abandon a portion of pipeline currently being used to carry natural gas. This includes 19.7 miles of pipe already in the ground in Marion County. 

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

    The agenda (link with attachments available here: http://goo.gl/bJQKxQ) includes the following:

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report

    - Finance report

    • Student Learning Services

    - FY2016 preschool calendar approval

    - Approve committee function for staff drug testing

    - Approve committee function for public comment

  • Clock ticking on heroin, dating violence bills

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Despite snow delays in the Kentucky legislature, talks on a heroin bill are plodding along and the path appears mostly clear for a measure to address dating violence.
    Meanwhile, a bill on local-option sales taxes will continue to face hurdles as lawmakers enter the final stretch of the 2015 General Assembly.

  • Smoking-ban bills die in state Senate

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    On Feb. 13, for the first time, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a statewide smoking ban to prohibit smoking in workplaces and indoor places. The bill moved to the Senate for consideration. On the same day, a state senator proposed a nearly identical bill. And on Feb. 19, both bills were assigned to a committee that was never going to give them a hearing.

  • County survives second round of snow

    State, county and city workers tackled their second big snow storm of the season last week.
    After hours of work, tons of salt and a little help from Mother Nature, the roads are once again drivable throughout the county.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said that the snow that fell March 4-5 was wetter than the February storm. Daugherty added that he appreciated the effort that local and state crews put into cleaning up the roads.
    “They’re good employees,” Daugherty said.

  • City council meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegations

    • Minutes of the Feb. 9 meeting

    • Payment of bills

    • Reports

    • Old business

    • New business

    - Resolution to participate in Lincoln Trail Area Development District flood mitigation plan update

    • Other business that may come before the council

  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegations

    - Terry Williams, Lebanon Farmers Market

    • Minutes of the Feb. 9 meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • Old business:

    - Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series

  • Fiscal court will meet at 4 p.m. March 5

    Even though the offices in the David R. Hourigan Building are closed today, March 5, the Marion County Fiscal Court will be holding its regular meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on the second floor of the building.

    The agenda for the March 5 meeting includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Acknowledge receipt of Governor's Proclamation of March Severe Weather Awareness.

    • Annual Report of District 4 Highway Supervisor Patty Dunaway.