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Government

  • 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.

  • Garbage pickup in Bradfordsville on Wednesday this week

     Garbage collection for the City of Bradfordsville will not be on the usual Thursday this week due to the Fourth of July holiday. This week the collection will be on Wednesday July 3, beginning at 5 p.m.

  • 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.