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Government

  • City council, tourist commission holding meetings today

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 7 tonight at Lebanon City Hall.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    - Delegations from Natosha Hayes and Marria Floyd regarding Hoops of Praise, Mary Ann Bright, and Annette Copenhaver.

    - Minutes of the April 8, 15, and 17 and May 7 meetings

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

    - Resolution on municipal road aid agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

  • Fiscal court receives first draft of 2013-14 budget

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented the first draft of the 2013-14 budget during the May 2 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.
    The initial proposal shows $14.59 million in revenue and expenses for the next fiscal year. The general fund is projected to be $6.64 million.
    The court tentatively scheduled a work session for June 8 to work on any revisions to the budget. The magistrates must approve two readings of the budget before it is approved, and the budget must be approved by the end of June.
    In other business:

  • Governor hints redistricting special session is possible

    The 2013 General Assembly concluded March 30, but last week Gov. Steve Beshear indicated he may call a special session to deal with redistricting.
    “I hope to deal with redistricting sometime before the next regular session in January so that it will not be a distraction when we’re preparing the budget for the commonwealth for the next two years,” Beshear was quoted as saying in Lexington Herald-Leader’s Bluegrass Politics Blog.

  • School board holding special-called meeting tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 5:30 tonight, May 7, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    - Student learning and consent items

    - Minutes of the May 2 meeting

    - Superintendent search process

    - Executive session (if needed)

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today, May 2

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 201, White  and Co.

    - draft budget for FY 2013-2014

  • School board schedules special meeting today on personnel matter

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda is short, including student learning and support consent items and an executive session to discuss personnel under KRS 61.810(1)(f).

    This provision allows the board to hold an executive session on matters that may lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee, member or student. The law does allow the individual in question the right to hold a public hearing if requested. 

  • Keeping the bourbon flowing

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    The growing popularity of bourbon has sparked big dreams along the Ohio River and among the state’s leaders in Frankfort.

  • Beshear signs bill approving tax break for farmer donation to food banks

     

  • Marion County receiving $268,000 for asphalt rehab

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced more than $27 million in asphalt rehabilitation projects across the state. Marion County is one of the 45 counties approved to receive a portion of those funds.
    Marion County will received $268,882 for work on two sections of KY 49, including a 1.2-mile section from East Main Street to Mannsville Road and a 1.3-mile section from Popes Creek Bridge to Caney Creek Bridge.
    Nally and Hayden Surfacing was awarded the contract for these projects.

  • Head Start officials explain transportation changes

    Local Head Start officials addressed concerns about a new transportation policy with Marion County Fiscal Court at the court’s April 18 meeting.
    Pam Smith, the Marion County Head Start director, and Lynne Robey, the director of Central Kentucky Community Action, spoke about the new transportation policy that will take effect during the 2013-14 academic year. Community Action oversees the Head Start program.