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Government

  • Fiscal court for debris disposal plan

    Few decisions were made during the July 11 special-called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court. However, the magistrates did express their support for a proposal to enter into an agreement with the City of Lebanon to allow residents to dispose of vegetative/non-woody debris.

  • State rep doesn't think state will change its mind about MAC

    State Representative Terry Mills used the Friday Forum on July 12 to address the past legislative session and the near future with regards to a special session on redistricting.
    But the biggest issue for the present is the status of the state's contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, July 11, in a special-called meeting.

    The court normally meets on the first Thursday of the month, but since that was the Fourth of July holiday, the meeting was moved to today.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Homeland security grant resolution(s) for the sheriff, city/fire department

    - Approval of payment for state contribution for indigent defense

  • City, county may partner to deal with yard waste

    Lebanon residents may soon have a new option for dealing with yard waste.
    City Administrator John Thomas said the fire department gets frequent requests for controlled burns, which can be dangerous, to deal with tree trimmings and grass clippings.
    “We think we have a solution. There is no permit required, and there’s room at the transfer station [on Fairgrounds Road] to stage this,” he told the council during its July 8 meeting.

  • Wagner hired as tourism director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has been searching for a new executive director for months. Monday, they found her, and she was in their own office the whole time.
    Carla Wagner was approved by a 4-0 vote to become the new director at the commission's July 8 meeting after a 30-minute executive session.
    Chairman Brad Lanham was not present at Monday's meeting, and two commission seats expired at the end of June, leaving the commission with four members at the meeting.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following items:

  • Tourism meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Conference Center.

  • Section of E. Main Street in Lebanon will be closed July 8-10

    A portion of US 68 (E. Main Street) in Lebanon will be closed between mile 11 and 12 from July 8 through 10. The closure is necessary for Department of Highways to complete pipe repair, according to the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet.

    Detours will be set up for traffic in both directions, and mobile message boards have been set up to notify drivers of the pending closure.

    Westbound traffic will turn right on KY 2154 (Corporate Drive), left on KY 55 (N. Spalding Avenue) and right to rejoin US 68 (E. Main Street).

  • Fighting to survive

    What happened? Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced June 25 that it would not enter into a new contract with Marion Adjustment Center. Prison officials hope the state will reverse its decision to end the contract.

    Before Marion Adjustment Center opened more than 30 years ago, Marion County was divided over whether it should be allowed to operate here.
    After a surprise decision last week, the private prison in St. Mary is now fighting to survive.

  • Fighting to survive

    What happened? Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced June 25 that it would not enter into a new contract with Marion Adjustment Center. Prison officials hope the state will reverse its decision to end the contract.

     

    Before Marion Adjustment Center opened more than 30 years ago, Marion County was divided over whether it should be allowed to operate here.