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Government

  • State ending contract with Marion Adjustment Center

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections will not be renewing its contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that the state will end its relationship with the private prison in St. Mary after their current contract expires.

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    The Kentucky Department of Corrections will not be renewing its contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that the state will end its relationship with the private prison in St. Mary after their current contract expires.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion  County  Fiscal  Court  is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Buliding.

  • Some feel park field fee isn’t fair

    The Lebanon City Council recently approved a recommendation from the park board to begin charging a $125 fee for teams to use its ball fields (not including Little League and schools teams) and some think its unfair.
    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw reported to the council Monday, June 10, that he received a call from a representative on the Sluggers traveling team complaining about the fee.

  • Special city council meeting at 7 tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in special session at 7 tonight, June 20, with just two items on the agenda.

    The council will consider the second readings of the revised 2012-13 budget and the proposed 2013-14 budget.

  • New Kentucky laws go into effect next week

    From the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

    FRANKFORT - New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2013 regular session go into effect on June 25.
    That means laws against human trafficking will soon be strengthened. More DNA testing will be allowed as evidence in post-conviction felony cases. And school districts can start deciding whether they want to raise their compulsory attendance age to 18, though the 2015-16 school year would be the first year any changes could actually impact students.

  • Lebanon City Council to meet Thursday evening

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - A noise variance and street closing request from Girls on the Run for a "Back Tutu School" fundraiser.

    - First reading of the amended 2012-13 budget

    - First reading of the propssed 2013-14 budget

  • Bradfordsville City Commission meeting moved to Thursday

    The Bradfordsville City Commission's regular meeting scheduled for June 12 has been moved.

    Instead, the commission will hold a special-called meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at the Bradfordsville City Hall.

  • Brady is reelected to board of directors
  • Court receives budgets from four special districts

    The Marion County Fiscal Court accepted the 2013-14 budgets from three local special districts and from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District during its June 6 meeting.
    Special districts have received added attention in the past year, in part because of efforts by State Auditor Adam Edelen to raise awareness about those districts. Edelen’s office created a website with information about the districts, and during the 2013 General Assembly, legislation was approved with the intent to further increase the availability of information about those districts.