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Government

  • School board meets today

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Amend Agenda 

    • Presentation of 2015 Honorary Diploma to Amanda Lyvers

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report 

    - Substitutes committee report, Jennifer Osbourne

  • High school registration set for later this month

    Marion County High School registration will be held later this month. Each class will have different registration dates.
    Seniors will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20.
    Juniors will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.
    Sophomores will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.
    The make-up registration for seniors, juniors and sophomores will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24.

  • MCPS receives $25,000 from Crusade

    The Crusade for Children announced that it has distributed $5.67 million to 191 organizations across Kentuckiana. One of those grant recipients is Marion County Public Schools, which will receive $25,000.
    This is the 62nd year that WHAS has hosted the Crusade for Children telethon. During those 62 years, the Crusade has raised more than $165 million. All of the money raised from donations is returned to organizations that provide services for children with special needs.

     

  • County looking for new emergency management director

    The Marion County Fiscal Court emerged from an executive session at its July 2 meeting and voted to advertise to find a part-time emergency management director.
    Hayden Johnson, 60, has filled that role since October of 2011. He was not at last week’s fiscal court meeting, but he said in a telephone interview that he recently retired after 18 years as a program supervisor for pretrial services for the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Lebanon City Council approves roadwork

    The Lebanon City Council approved more than $225,000 worth of new roadwork recently.
    Prior to the council’s June 22 meeting, there was a public hearing regarding the motor fuels fund and Local Government Economic Assistance Fund. According to the city, estimated receipts from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 2015-16 will be $107,000 and the carryover from the previous year is $273,000. Some of those funds will be used for new roadwork, which was approved by the council. The roadwork includes:
    • George Street: $25,600
    • Bruce Street: $23,831

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    The City of Lebanon continues to operate a citywide recycling program for door-to-door collection of household recyclable materials. Recyclables should be placed on the curb on the scheduled day for pickup. If it rains, pickup will be continued the following day.

  • No garbage pick-up Friday

    There will be no garbage pickup Friday, July 3, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Friday garbage will be picked up on Monday, July 6.  

    Also, the county judge’s, PVA and county clerk’s offices will be closed on Friday, July 3.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Fair board association request for 2015-16 KALF renewal

    • Approval of pauper funeral

  • Akers hired as Glasscock Elementary principal

    Angie Akers will be the next principal at Glasscock Elementary School. She had been the school's assistant principal.

    The GES School-Based Decision Making Council announced Tuesday that Akers would be replacing Jennifer Brogle, who announced in May that she would be resigning due to family needs.

    Akers previously worked as the library media specialist at Glasscock and the interim assistant principal at Marion County High School.

    Look for more about Akers in an upcoming edition.

  • Community Action’s finances continue to improve

    Lynne Robey had some good news for the Marion County Fiscal Court last week.
    Central Kentucky Community Action Council continues to improve its financial condition. When Robey took over as the CKCAC director a few years ago, the agency’s future was uncertain.
    Thanks to support from local governments in the agency’s service area and changes within the office, the agency is getting back on its feet, according to Robey.