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Government

  • PVA staff will be at Kroger Oct. 2

    The Marion County PVA staff will be at Kroger from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2. The staff will be assisting people who are eligible to sign-up for a homestead or disability exemption on their property taxes. 

  • Lebanon City Hall open Saturdays in October

    Lebanon City Hall will be open every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for people to make their property tax payments.
     

  • Industrial foundation approves hiring Japanese representative

    Japanese industries have been a presence in Marion County for decades, and the Marion County Industrial Foundation is looking to have more permanent representation in Japan.
    During the foundation board’s Sept. 19 meeting, the members voted in favor of hiring Jiro Hashimoto to represent them in Japan at a rate of $2,000 per month.
    This is not official yet as no contract has been signed.
     

  • Lebanon Post Office to celebrate 100 years

    The Lebanon Post Office will be celebrating 100 years of service, from its existing building, located at 101 E Main St., on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the front steps. The post office is inviting all retirees, and anyone that has worked there in the past, along with the general public.
    Refreshments will be provided and old photos will be available for viewing. A door prize will also be given away.
    For more information, contact Postmaster Tony M. Young at 270-692-2270.

  • $100k boost for Marion County Industries

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped is looking for a new home for Marion County Industries, and last week they got some help in that effort.
    The Marion County Fiscal Court and the Marion County Industrial Foundation agreed to contribute $50,000 each in matching funds in order to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant.
    The initial grant application was submitted in April, and at that time the court agreed to put up $125,000 in matching funds while seeking a $495,000 grant.

  • Marion County Water District honored
  • Fiscal court meets Sept. 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 19, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Annual and financial reports from the Marion County Soil Conservation District

    - Presentation on shop building boiler replacement

    - Jail inspection report

    - Road naming for mapping and E911 compliance purposes

    - Newspapers in Education request for 2013-14 school year

  • Your address might be changing

    Marion County has moved one step closer to implementing enhanced 911.
    On Sept. 5, the Marion County Fiscal Court voted 3-0 to approve the second reading of an ordinance establishing addressing standards for the county.
    (Magistrates Steve Masterson and John Arthur Elder III were not present at that meeting.)
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said county officials have started creating a list of street names that will need to be changed and streets that may have to be renumbered.

  • Eminent domain bill prefiled for 2014 session

    Eminent domain has been a hot topic related to the Bluegrass Pipeline, a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas liquids from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia through Kentucky and on to the Gulf Coast.
    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, the companies working on the project, have said they believe they have the right to invoke eminent domain, although they would prefer to work out agreements with landowners along the proposed route.

  • City tax rate will increase by 3.7 percent

    Lebanon residents will see a 3.7 increase in their tax rate for 2013.
    The Lebanon City Council voted 4-0 to approve the second reading of the ordinance setting the tax rate during a special-called meeting Sept. 11. Councilman Jay Grundy and John R. Mattingly were not present for that meeting.
    The new tax rate for real and personal property will be 19.8 cents per $100 valuation. This is an increase over the 2012 rate of 19.1 cents per $100 valuation.

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