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Government

  • Proposed bill protects religions from performing gay marriages

    By James Pilcher
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • County judge: Let us know about road problems

    The recent storms have kept Marion County road crews busy, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Crews were out late last night and early this morning trying to clear debris, according to Daugherty. He said that three tress fell on Jed Gaddie Road and Salt Lick Road was impassable for a time.

    He also encouraged the public to notify the county if they find roads that are obstructed.

    "If you see something, please let us know," Daugherty said.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, at city hall.

    The agenda includes:

    • Delegations

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Payment of bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

    • New business:

    - Discussion of the 2015 city property tax rate

    - Recommendation for a zoning change

  • Tourism commission meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • Old business:

    - Election of treasurer

    - Marion County Fairgrounds sign

    • New business

  • 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.