• Next steps for nickel?

    The fate of the recallable nickel could lie in the hands of voters for a second time in eight years after Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly announced last week that he’s determined the petition protesting the recallable nickel to be “sufficient.”

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet Thursday, June 2

    A Marion County Fiscal Court meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, June 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

  • Creating a city where people, families want to live

    The sounds of demolition equipment could be heard in the distance as Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address inside city hall Wednesday evening, May 25.
    It will be one of the last times Crenshaw gives his budget address inside the current city hall. Demolition on the new Lebanon City Hall property began last week, and the architect’s plans for the new facility are well underway.

  • At least 55,000 Kentucky workers could benefit from new overtime rules

    By Tom Eblen
    Lexington Herald Leader

    Recent battles over raising the minimum wage have attracted a lot of attention. But on May 18, President Obama’s administration took another significant step designed to give many American workers a long-overdue raise.
    The U.S. Labor Department increased the threshold at which salaried workers can be denied compensation for working more than 40 hours a week, from $23,660 a year to $47,476.

  • Both sides of nickel debate come face to face

    What began as a special school board meeting on May 25 to discuss the Marion County Public School System’s tentative 2016-17 budget ended with some brief, but tense dialogue about the recallable nickel.

  • Rep. Terry Mills elected co-chair of legislature’s Program Review panel

    State Rep. Terry Mills, who has served the 24th House District since being elected in 2010, is now the new co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee.
    House Speaker Greg Stumbo called Rep. Mills “a great asset to his constituents and to the Commonwealth. I’m proud to see him take on this responsibility and know he will do an outstanding job as chairman.”

  • Primary Election results
  • County spending thousands to replace stolen road signs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is going to have to spend thousands of dollars to purchase new road signs after approximately 50 road signs were stolen or vandalized recently.
    Marion County Road Supervisor Tommy Lee informed the court during its regular meeting on May 19 that, at $100 per sign and post, that equals $5,000 worth of signs and equipment. 
    “If any of our citizens see someone tearing a sign down and we get a license plate we can pursue actions against them,” Magistrate John Arthur Elder III said.

  • Nickel petition update

    More than 1,500 Marion Countians reportedly signed a petition protesting the recallable nickel recently, and the Marion County Clerk’s Office has until June 12 to determine whether the petition is sufficient or insufficient. Upon completing that determination, Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly will provide both the petition committee and the Marion County Board of Education a detailed report of any specific deficiencies found in the document.  

  • Demolition to begin for new city hall

    Demolition on the new Lebanon City Hall property could begin by the end of this week.