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Government

  • Council approves new city hall design

    The Lebanon City Council approved the updated plans for the new city hall after a presentation to the public during the Lebanon City Council’s regular monthly meeting Monday night. Architect Tim Murphy of Murphy+Graves+Trimble, PLLC (MGT), presented the new renderings to the public and to the council. Murphy said the team had the public in mind when creating the mockups for the building.

  • Arena could improve amenities

    “If we build it, they will come.”
    That’s what members of the Marion County Fiscal Court, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council believe with regard to building a new multipurpose facility at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
    But, the project goes far beyond just attracting tourists to the area, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund, who attended a special-called fiscal court meeting last week.

  • What’s that smell? Odor is coming from rock quarry, should be gone soon

    Anybody traveling into the City of Lebanon has probably noticed a distinct, unpleasant smell as they enter city limits near Wal-Mart.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty gave a brief report on the odor during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 9.
    Daugherty said that, according to Cindy Brumitt, environmental scientist  with the Division of Water’s Columbia Regional Office, an iron seam had been hit at the rock quarry off Highway 208, and they were treating it with lime.

  • Next steps for nickel?

    The fate of the recallable nickel could lie in the hands of voters for a second time in eight years after Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly announced last week that he’s determined the petition protesting the recallable nickel to be “sufficient.”

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet Thursday, June 2

    A Marion County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, June 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

  • Creating a city where people, families want to live

    The sounds of demolition equipment could be heard in the distance as Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address inside city hall Wednesday evening, May 25.
    It will be one of the last times Crenshaw gives his budget address inside the current city hall. Demolition on the new Lebanon City Hall property began last week, and the architect’s plans for the new facility are well underway.

  • At least 55,000 Kentucky workers could benefit from new overtime rules

    By Tom Eblen
    Lexington Herald Leader

    Recent battles over raising the minimum wage have attracted a lot of attention. But on May 18, President Obama’s administration took another significant step designed to give many American workers a long-overdue raise.
    The U.S. Labor Department increased the threshold at which salaried workers can be denied compensation for working more than 40 hours a week, from $23,660 a year to $47,476.

  • Both sides of nickel debate come face to face

    What began as a special school board meeting on May 25 to discuss the Marion County Public School System’s tentative 2016-17 budget ended with some brief, but tense dialogue about the recallable nickel.

  • Rep. Terry Mills elected co-chair of legislature’s Program Review panel

    State Rep. Terry Mills, who has served the 24th House District since being elected in 2010, is now the new co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee.
    House Speaker Greg Stumbo called Rep. Mills “a great asset to his constituents and to the Commonwealth. I’m proud to see him take on this responsibility and know he will do an outstanding job as chairman.”

  • Primary Election results