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Government

  • Jail may need more funding from county

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady returned to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday seeking approval for a $60,000 transfer, if needed.

    The court unanimously approved the request.

    Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran told the court if that transfer is necessary, it will be in addition to the $120,000 the county has already transferred to the jail this fiscal year.

  • Taylor County Deputy charged with federal drug crimes

    By Calen McKinney 

    Landmark News Service

    A sheriff’s deputy has been fired for allegedly breaking the law he worked to uphold.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William “Billy” Rice was charged Tuesday morning with federal drug crimes and taken to a jail in Bowling Green.

  • City council discusses flood study, costs

    Three times this year, downtown Lebanon has flooded due to heavy rains. 

    Following Monday’s regular meeting, the Lebanon City Council spent more than an hour in a work session with representatives of O’Brien and Gere Engineers about what steps are needed to address the problem.

    The initial proposal is to complete a study that would include a topographic study, aerial photogrammetric mapping, hydraulic models and technical memorandums. The cost for completing this study is $118,787.

  • Celebrating 100 Years of Service

    The Lebanon Post Office celebrated its 100th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 27. John Bramel provided photos of the staff of the post office from 1913, and a photo of the current staff.

  • Green River campgrounds, day-use parks may close temporarily

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for the possible closure of campgrounds and day-use parks under their jurisdiction as a result of the federal government shutdown that took effect Oct. 1. Green River Lake is one of these areas.

    Affected areas will not reopen until the shutdown ends. Visitors are encouraged to contact local park offices or the Louisville District Army Corps of Engineers office for information. Visitors can also find information on USACE websites (www.usace.army.mil).

  • 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.