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Government

  • What the cluck? Council upholds ban on chickens in city limits

    Annette Copenhaver visited the Lebanon City Council last week in hopes that her chickens would be allowed to stay at her home to roost.
    After a lengthy discussion, the council agreed to give her two months to find a new place to keep them.
    When Copenhaver visited the council May 13, she asked if they would consider amending the city’s animal ordinance to allow chickens on three or more acres if they are contained. She noted that the current ordinance allows someone with three or more continuous acres to have a horse or cow.

  • Auxiliary is fiscal court’s liaison with Gravel Switch Fire Department

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has a new partner in the Gravel Switch Fire Department Auxiliary/Advisory Council.
    During its May 16 meeting, the court voted unanimously to designate the advisory council as its official liaison “on all matters dealing with the operation and recommendations concerning the needs of the Gravel Switch Fire Department from this point forward.”
    Wayne Hollon is the head of the advisory committee. The other members are Larry Brussell, Jerry Burger, Gene Lanham, Joe Kent Shewmaker, Todd Simpson and Alton Tatum.

  • Your money at work: Flying high

    Editor’s note: This is the last story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    The Lebanon-Springfield Airport is out of sight, out of mind for the majority of Marion and Washington Countians, that is, until one of us needs its services.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion c ounty Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Budget amendment for a fire truck purchase

    - Conveyance of a small parcel of a county road to the state for bridge replacement

    - Request from the Marion County FFA chapter for annual trip cost

    - Request from MCHS baseball for batting cage repairs

  • 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.