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Government

  • No garbage pick-up on Memorial Day

    Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, and it is a holiday for Marion County government employees.

    As a result, no garbage pick up will take place Monday. Instead, the Monday route will be pick up Tuesday,May 28, along with the regular Tuesday route. County residents are encouraged to put their trash out earlier than usual because May 28 will be a double-up day for sanitation crews.

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall.

    The agenda is as follows:

    -       Delegations:

         Lorraine Scott of the American Red Cross

         Mary Ann Bright regarding a tourist attraction

         Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly regarding Code Red

    -       Minutes of the Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 meetings

  • Tourist commission meeting will be rescheduled

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. That meeting has been cancelled.

    Lebanon Tourism Executive Director Nicky Reynolds said the commission will not have a quorum for today's meeting, so it will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion  County  Fiscal  Court  is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 7, on the second floor of the David Hourigan Government Building

    The agenda for today’s meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Second reading of a  FY 2012-2013 budget amendment

    -  Report of Marion County Clerk  audit for  year  ending  Dec. 31, 2011

    - Resolution  on  acceptance  of funds  for  industrial park  roadway

  • Tourist commission meeting Feb. 6

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    Wayfaring signage is the only item on the agenda for the meeting. The commission had a brief discussion about the signs during its last regular meeting, but decided to hold a special-called meeting to discuss more details, such as the color, shape and size of the signs.

  • Higdon: Expect changes to pill mill bill

    By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service

     

    A comprehensive measure the Kentucky General Assembly enacted last year to curb prescription drug abuse is in need of changes, says one of the lawmakers who helped shape it.

    In an interview with The Kentucky Standard last week, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who helped lead efforts to revise House Bill 1 and get it passed in the Senate, said it has been effective, but has had unexpected results.

  • County closings for Martin Luther King Day

    Marion County Judge/Executive has announced to following closings for the Martin Luther King Holiday.

    Because  of the holiday, the state computer system will be shut  down. Likewise, the Marion County Clerk’s Office, the Marion County PVA Office, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be closed from Saturday Jan. 19 through Monday, Jan. 21.

    The  sheriff’s office will respond to calls placed through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (692-2121).

    The Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Jan. 21.

  • Magistrates favor naming highway in honor of deputy

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Jan. 17 in favor of renaming the Danville Highway portion of US 68 as the Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.

    Rakes was killed Nov. 14, 2012, on Danville Highway after stopping to check on a vehicle.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented the resolution to the fiscal court Thursday. Magistrate Steve Masterson was not present at that meeting.

  • City council names Fogle's replacement

     

  • Meeting regarding the Gravel Switch Fire Department set for Jan. 16

    A meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 16 to discuss the future of the Gravel Switch Fire Department.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced the meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Gravel Switch Community Center. According to Mattingly, members of the Kentucky State Fire Commission have asked to address some concerns.

    Any individual interested in the Gravel Switch Fire Department, firefighters, past firefighters, possible future firefighters, and mutual aid departments are invited to attend the meeting.