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Government

  • GES principal committee to conduct interviews Friday

    The Glasscock Elementary principal search committee is scheduled to meet in special-called session at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the Glasscock Elementary Conference Room.

    The agenda will include the minutes of the previous meeting, a review of the committee's training and a closed session per KRS 61.810(1)(f) to conduct interviews for the principal vacancy.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Request for support for Central Kentucky Community Action

    • Second Reading of the LTDHD Blood Born Ordinance

    • Insurance settlement from the sheriff’s department.

  • Beshear announces plan for funds to curb heroin use

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear Monday took another step to build upon the success of the 2015 landmark anti-heroin legislation he signed by announcing the funding of eight programs aimed at fighting and treating heroin use and substance abuse in Kentucky.
    The $10 million in funding is part of Senate Bill 192, bipartisan legislation passed in this year’s legislative session aimed at curbing the rise in heroin use and opioid addiction.

  • School board removes residency requirement for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education tackled a variety of issues during its June 11 meeting, including changing a requirement in Superintendent Taylora Schlosser's contract.

    The board voted 3-2 in favor of removing a residency requirement from Schlosser's contract. Chairman Mike Cecil and board members Butch Cecil and Rev. DeLane Pinkston supported amending the contract. Board members Jerry Evans and Kaelin Reed opposed the change.

  • Student, staff drug testing and superintendent's residency requirement on school board agenda

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the board office.

    The agenda includes discussions of student and staff drug testing and a proposal to amend the superintendent's contract to remove the residency requirement.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    I. Call to order

    II. Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    III. Amend agenda 

    IV. Communications

    - Superintendent report 

  • Fiscal court supports bloodborne pathogen ordinance

    On June 4, the Marion County Fiscal Court heard a proposal for a bloodborne pathogen education ordinance, which would affect tattoo artists and body piercers if approved.
    Pablo Munoz, the environmental director for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said the ordinance would require any tattoo artist or body piercer to go through a bloodborne pathogen education course approved by Lincoln Trail and meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

  • GES principal selection committee meets today

    The Glasscock Elementary School principal selection committee has scheduled a special-called meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the conference room.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to rder

    • Minutes

    • Review training

    • Formulate interview questions

  • Glasscock Elementary site-based council seeks input in principal search

    The Glasscock Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council completed training to conduct a search for the school's next principal. 

    On June 9, the council will be reviewing applications, setting up interviews for principal candidates and developing interview questions, and the council would like help from the community, according to Todd Farmer, the chairman of the principal search committee. Farmer also serves as the federal programs director for Marion County Public Schools.

  • Special Lebanon City Council meeting to be held Monday

    The Lebanon City Council will have a budget work session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1, at City Hall.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address May 21.

    His proposed $9.6 million includes several major requests, including a three percent raise for all city employees and a new city hall.

  • Part of Short Line Pike will close starting June 1 for bridge replacement

    A portion of KY 1195 (Short Line Pike) will be closed June 1 for bridge replacement work. The part of the road near mile point 1 in Marion County, just north of US 68 over Cartwright's Creek, will be closed while the repairs are taking place.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials estimate the work will be complete by Aug. 1.