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Government

  • E911 committee gets update on progress

    Marion County is working toward acquiring enhanced 911 services at a time that will allow the county to take advantage of cost-saving technology.
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly discussed the county’s progress during the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee meeting on Aug. 7. The meeting included state and local officials and representatives from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District and Mapsync.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at city hall.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    - Delegations

    - Minutes of the July 8 meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Reports

    - Old business

    - New business

    - Declare items surplus/scrap

    - Small wood waste memorandum

    - Sewer video camera lease with the City of Loretto

    - Other business

  • E911 committee discusses addressing requirements

    Emergency services representatives, county and city officials and Lebanon Postmaster Tony Young met July 31 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center to discuss countywide addressing standards.
    County Attorney Joe Mattingly prepared the draft ordinance.
    The discussion covered some suggested changes to the specific language in the ordinance, but the intent is to establish more uniform addressing throughout Marion County, including requiring address numbers to be visibly posted throughout the county.
    The ordinance covers a range of addressing issues, such as:

  • Governor's son representing controversial pipeline company

    By Ryan Quinn
    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s son, attorney Andrew Beshear, is representing a company working to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky.
    Andrew Beshear visited the state Public Service Commission with pipeline representatives in April.

  • County says no to Bluegrass Pipeline

    The Marion County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution concerning the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Thursday, and magistrates voiced their concerns about the impact it could have on the community and its landowners.

  • Thanks to lower spending, small revenue growth, state closes fiscal year with $70M surplus

    Thanks to slowed spending by cash-strapped state agencies, as well as a small bump in General Fund revenues, state Budget Director Jane Driskell announced Friday that Kentucky state government closed the 2012-13 fiscal year with a General Fund surplus of $70.6 million.
    Driskell warned, however, in a state news release that the fiscal year that just began July 1 extends the budget cuts that were in place last year, and that state agencies would continue to be challenged to deliver services with fewer dollars despite rising costs.

  • Beshear announces creation of Office of Entrepreneurship

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – To streamline and bolster business development in Kentucky, the Cabinet for Economic Development has created the Office of Entrepreneurship within the Cabinet’s Department for Business Development. The office will enhance existing efforts to help businesses at every step of the growth cycle.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - A contract for services with Lincoln Trail/Marion County Health Department

    - Policy handbook revisions for the Marion County Detention Center

    - Appointment of Michael Butcher to the Marion/Washington County Airport Board

    - Proposal from Trinity video/communications for fiscal court room technology upgrade

    - Department reports

  • Fiscal court for debris disposal plan

    Few decisions were made during the July 11 special-called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court. However, the magistrates did express their support for a proposal to enter into an agreement with the City of Lebanon to allow residents to dispose of vegetative/non-woody debris.

  • State rep doesn't think state will change its mind about MAC

    State Representative Terry Mills used the Friday Forum on July 12 to address the past legislative session and the near future with regards to a special session on redistricting.
    But the biggest issue for the present is the status of the state's contract with Marion Adjustment Center.