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Government

  • ‘Obamacare’ changes how health insurance will be provided

    Jack Tillman wasn’t at the June 7 First Friday Forum to advocate for or against Obamacare, but he was there to try to help inform the audience about what it might mean for them.
    Tillman is the vice president for member and group services for the Kentucky Health Cooperative, a non-profit insurance company that has been created in anticipation of the implementation of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
    He said it remains to be seen whether the changes will be good for the country.

  • Community Action board to meet Tuesday in Elizabethtown

    The board of directors for Central Kentucky Community Action is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the district office, 613 College Street Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Tourist commission to meet this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 this afternoon in room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    - Mission statement

    - Minutes

    - Treasurer's report

    - Brown signs

    - Marketing plan for 2013-14

    - Budget for 2013-14

    - Landscaping signage for the property near Maker's Mark

    - Repurposing an old laptop

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 tonight, June 10, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Charles P. Neal to discuss street meets and tent revival

    - Minutes of previous council meetings

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old busines

    - Approval of the Lebanon Water Works annual budget

    - Approval of the tourism budget

    - Acceptance of liability insurance proposal

    - Acceptance of worker's compensation proposal

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 6, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Second reading fo the 2012-13 budget ordinance

    - Approval of second payment to Marion County Economic Development Office for the 2012-13 fiscal year

    - Payment of NACo dues for 2013-14

    - Contract with Marion County Board of Education for use of the shop building/21st Century learning center

  • Budget talk: Employees to receive 3 percent pay increase

    Following his annual budget address on May 23, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw presented the city council with his initial budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
    The proposal includes $8.65 million, which is lower than the nearly $9.02 million projected budget for the current fiscal year.
    “The city is in very stable financial condition and well situated to meet the needs of our citizens,” Crenshaw said.

  • Lebanon mayor to give budget address Thursday

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will present his annual budget address during a special-called meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at city hall.

    During his address, the mayor presents a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This is often revised by the city council before the budget is finalized.

  • What the cluck? Council upholds ban on chickens in city limits

    Annette Copenhaver visited the Lebanon City Council last week in hopes that her chickens would be allowed to stay at her home to roost.
    After a lengthy discussion, the council agreed to give her two months to find a new place to keep them.
    When Copenhaver visited the council May 13, she asked if they would consider amending the city’s animal ordinance to allow chickens on three or more acres if they are contained. She noted that the current ordinance allows someone with three or more continuous acres to have a horse or cow.

  • Auxiliary is fiscal court’s liaison with Gravel Switch Fire Department

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has a new partner in the Gravel Switch Fire Department Auxiliary/Advisory Council.
    During its May 16 meeting, the court voted unanimously to designate the advisory council as its official liaison “on all matters dealing with the operation and recommendations concerning the needs of the Gravel Switch Fire Department from this point forward.”
    Wayne Hollon is the head of the advisory committee. The other members are Larry Brussell, Jerry Burger, Gene Lanham, Joe Kent Shewmaker, Todd Simpson and Alton Tatum.

  • Your money at work: Flying high

    Editor’s note: This is the last story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    The Lebanon-Springfield Airport is out of sight, out of mind for the majority of Marion and Washington Countians, that is, until one of us needs its services.