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Government

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marin County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, on the second floor of the David Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Approval of minutes of the previous meeting

    - Consider proclamation of  “Marion County Lady Knights Day”

    - Consider request of Marion County Conservation District funding increase/special district

    - Presentation on employee term insurance options by Liberty National Insurance representative 

  • Special tourism meeting scheduled for today, March 21

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes three items:

    - Annual review of the executive director

    - Way finding signs

    - New director search process

  • City will no longer work on private property

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has issued a memo instructing city employees not to work on private property.
    Crenshaw issued the memo March 11, noting that city employees have assisted homeowners and business owners with minor matters.
    “While these acts may have been performed with good intentions, they must not continue,” Crenshaw wrote.
    Going forward, Crenshaw wrote that city will follow the letter of the law.
    Look for more on this in a future edition.

  • State ethics panel charges Richie Farmer with 42 violations

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Former state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has been charged with 42 counts of ethics violations by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by the commission, Louisville TV station WDRB reported on its website.
    Farmer, a one-time UK basketball star and former candidate for lieutenant governor, had been criticized for his spending habits while serving two terms as agriculture commissioner.

  • April 15 is tax-filing deadline

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Income taxes must be filed by Monday, April 15. New this year is the Kentucky Department of Revenue's “Where’s My Refund,” an online resource that allows taxpayers to check the status of their 2012 individual income tax refund.

  • Tourism director resigns

    Nicky Reynolds has resigned as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. 

    Reynolds submitted her resignation March 18. Her last day in Lebanon will be April 12. She will be moving to Rutherford County, Tenn., where she will become the vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Reynolds was hired in January of 2012, and she started working in Lebanon in Feb. 13, 2012. She came to Lebanon from the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • County applying for grant for handicap association

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped would like to improve its current Marion County Industries workshop, and the Marion County Fiscal Court is giving the association its support.
    During its March 7 meeting, the fiscal court approved a resolution to seek a Community Development Block Grant to help relocate and expand the workshop.
    The county is seeking a grant large enough to cover the full costs of building a new facility, according to Magistrate John Arthur Elder III.

  • Special district bill hits snag

    Last year, State Auditor Adam Edelen launched a project to bring greater visibility to the more than 1,200 special districts serving communities throughout Kentucky.
    Edelen dubbed that effort his Citizen Auditor Initiative. After gathering budget and other information about those districts, his office launched a website (http://apps.auditor.ky.gov/public/theregistry/cai.html) where citizens could find more information about the districts in their areas. Statewide, those districts manage approximately $2.7 billion of taxpayer funds.

  • Lebanon City County, tourist commission both meet today

    The Lebanon City Council and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission are both scheduled to meet in regular session today, March 11.

    The city council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The city council's agenda includes the following:

    - A report from Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund

    - An audit report from Rick Downs, CPA, PSC

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old and new business

    Tourism

  • Fiscal court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, March 7, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - A presentation from District 4, Dept. of  Hwy., annual report on rural/secondary road work

    - Presentation - annual report of the Marion County Industrial Foundation

    - Waste tire amnesty collection agreement, slated for late May