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  • Jail inmate charged with escape, says he lost his glasses

    An 68-year-old inmate who was doing community service work is facing a second-degree escape charge after getting separated from his work group, according to the Marion County Detention Center.

    James W. Bailey was part of a community service crew that was picking up trash along Gene Hunt Road on Wednesday, June 26. Around 12:45 p.m., when the crew reached the bottom of a hill, the MCDC deputy in charge of the crew noticed that one inmate was missing.

  • MAC gets 30-day contract extension

    Marion Adjustment Center has received a 30-day contract extension from the Department of Corrections.

    Jennifer Brislin, communications director for the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety, confirmed that the temporary extension has been accepted by both the state and the prison.

    That means the contract will not end Sunday with the end of the fiscal year, but rather on July 30.


    Local push to save prison

  • City approves 2013-14 budget

    The Lebanon City Council voted 5-0 to approve both the second reading of the 2013-14 budget and the second reading of the 2012-13 budget during a special-called meeting June 20. Councilman Jay Grundy was not present at the meeting.
    The 2013-14 budget includes nearly $8.6 million in total resources, including $6.4 million in new revenue. This is a decrease compared to the $8.86 million in resources the city had during the 2012-13 fiscal year.
    Both budgets are considered official with their publication in today’s Enterprise.

  • County gives up control of old courthouse

    When the Marion County Judicial Center opened in the fall of 2011, the old Marion County Courthouse sat vacant until the Marion County Historical Society moved into the top floor in July of 2012.
    The historical society opened the Marion County Heritage Center inside the old courthouse last September, although the grand opening took place this past February.
    Thursday, the historical society members returned to the Marion County Fiscal Court seeking control over the entire building.

  • State ending contract with Marion Adjustment Center

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections will not be renewing its contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that the state will end its relationship with the private prison in St. Mary after their current contract expires.

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    The Kentucky Department of Corrections will not be renewing its contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that the state will end its relationship with the private prison in St. Mary after their current contract expires.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion  County  Fiscal  Court  is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Buliding.

  • Some feel park field fee isn’t fair

    The Lebanon City Council recently approved a recommendation from the park board to begin charging a $125 fee for teams to use its ball fields (not including Little League and schools teams) and some think its unfair.
    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw reported to the council Monday, June 10, that he received a call from a representative on the Sluggers traveling team complaining about the fee.

  • Special city council meeting at 7 tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in special session at 7 tonight, June 20, with just two items on the agenda.

    The council will consider the second readings of the revised 2012-13 budget and the proposed 2013-14 budget.

  • New Kentucky laws go into effect next week

    From the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

    FRANKFORT - New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2013 regular session go into effect on June 25.
    That means laws against human trafficking will soon be strengthened. More DNA testing will be allowed as evidence in post-conviction felony cases. And school districts can start deciding whether they want to raise their compulsory attendance age to 18, though the 2015-16 school year would be the first year any changes could actually impact students.