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Government

  • Peggy Downs files for school board seat

    Peggy Downs, 55, of 830 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon filed Thursday, Feb. 4, for the District 4 school board seat, currently held by Michael Cecil. The District No. 4 seat represents the precincts of St. Charles, Loretto, Holy Cross, and St. Francis.
    Downs was employed by the Marion County Board of Education for approximately 22 years working as a bus driver, coach, secretary and substitute teacher. She ran for the District 4 seat in 2008, and during a special election in 2010.
    The District 4 school board seat will be decided during the General Election on Nov. 8.

  • Marion County is moving forward

    The Marion County Office of Economic Development continues to invest heavily in training the county’s future workforce and recruiting skilled workers locally and beyond, according to Executive Director Tom Lund who presented his 2015 annual report to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Enhanced 911 services near complete

    If there is a medical emergency at your home, time is of the essence.
    Now that E-911 services in Marion County are near complete, local emergency services personnel are more prepared and equipped to respond directly to your home as quickly as possible.

  • Marion County receives grant to clean up illegal dump

    Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced last week approximately $1.75 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 139 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth, including Marion County.
    The illegal dump that will be cleaned up in Marion County is the Duane Schlabach dump site in Gravel Switch, which has an estimated 13,015 cubic yards of waste, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    The grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund.

  • Legislative breakfast at Farm Bureau Jan. 30

    Marion County Farm bureau will be hosting their annual legislative forum this Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Farm Bureau conference room at 690 Metts Drive, Lebanon. Joining them will be the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be on hand to discuss the current issues in state government. The legislators will be available for questions. This forum is open to the public.
     

  • Delinquent garbage payers - check your mail

    If you have delinquent trash bills, be expecting a letter from Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

  • Fiscal court to meet today, Jan. 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., today, Jan. 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Consider/approve non-patient rider policy for EMS.

    - Consider/approve sample letter on waste account delinquency.

    - Consider/approve second annual installment of fire department/rescue departments funds.

    - Discussion on E911 sign distribution.

    - Department reports.

    - Payment of bills.

  • Marion County EMS will no longer transport non-patient passengers

    During an emergency, decisions must be made quickly.
    And, in some situations, Marion County EMS employees have allowed a non-patient passenger, usually a family member, to ride in the front of the ambulance while their family member is treated in the back on their way to the hospital.
    That practice is going to stop, according to the Marion County Fiscal Court.

  • Talking trash

    Picking up garbage can be a messy business.
    And so can collecting delinquent trash bills.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is learning just how messy it can be as he and his staff are beginning to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts.
    “I did not have a clue how bad it truly was,” Daugherty said. “We’re going to work through it. But, it’s frustrating.”