.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Government

  • 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.”

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7.

  • Senator proposes bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

    By Jackson French
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Recreational marijuana use would be legal in Kentucky in 2016 if proposed legislation becomes law.
    State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is sponsoring a bill called the Cannabis Freedom Act. The bill proposes to legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 years or older, decriminalize offenses such as unauthorized growing and distribution and consuming cannabis in public and place an excise tax on the drug.

  • New year, new city hall

    When Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw officially took office in January of 1999, he said his goal was to “maintain the integrity of the downtown area.”
    During his 17 years as mayor, he’s accomplished that in a number of ways, including the construction of a new police station, the purchase and renovation of Centre Square and the purchase and sale of the former Arista Theatre property where the Marion County Judicial Center sits now.

  • New Year’s trash pick-up schedule and closings

    There will be no garbage pick-up this Thursday, Dec. 31, or Friday, Jan. 1. The normal Thursday pick-up will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The normal Friday pick-up will be on Monday, Jan. 4.
    All county offices, with the exception of the sheriff’s office, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31. All county offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, including the sheriff’s office. All calls for the sheriff’s office should be directed to Lebanon Dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department, 270-692-2121.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Dec. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17.
    The agenda is as follows:
    • Consider/approval of the 2016 holiday schedule.
    • Consider/approval of a one time wage adjustment to all fulltime employees.
    • Consider/approval of the second amended lease between Marion County Fiscal Court and the St. Joe Community Center Inc. for 2016.
    • Consider/approval of changing the vacation carryover of 80 hours from December to June 30.

  • Upcoming holiday closings and garbage collection schedule

    There will be no garbage collection on Dec. 24-25. The normal Thursday route will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Friday route will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 28. It will be a “double up” day, and the county is asking residents to put their garbage out a little earlier than normal on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 28.
    All city and county offices, including the Marion County Clerk’s Office and the Property Valuation Administrator’s Office, will be closed Dec. 24-25. Most offices will be closed until Monday, Dec. 28.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a special-called meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9. All magistrates were present except for Steve Masterson. The following was accomplished:
    • The court received and approved the 2016 Marion County Sheriff’s Office budget and the maximum allowance for the upcoming year for deputies and assistants salaries. The maximum amount of salaries for deputies and assistants for the 2016 calendar year is $475,013.76. Magistrates also approved a payroll advance to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $23,960.

  • County could receive $250,000 recycling grant

    Marion County Fiscal Court’s Christmas wish list includes a $250,000 recycling grant, which the court voted to apply for at its Dec. 3 regular monthly meeting.
    If received, the grant monies will be used to upgrade equipment at the recycling center located on Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.