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Government

  • Fiscal Court to meet Jan. 5

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Here are the items on the agenda:
    - Minutes of Dec. 15 meeting
    - Clerk's redistricting assistance request with Lincoln Trail Area Development District  
    - Clerks' budget for 2012
    - Department reports
    - Preliminary radon abatement proposal for the David R. Hourigan Government Center
    - Payment of bills  
    - New  Business /  Old  Business:

  • Time changed for legislative breakfast Jan. 4

    The legislative lreakfast hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce has been changed to begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 4. The breakfast will be held on the third floor of the Centre Square Convention Complex.

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative Terry Mills recently received notice they will be due in Frankfort later that morning.
     

  • Take a hike

    The renovation of the Cecil B. Gorley Naturalist Trail isn't quite complete, but the trail is suitable for walking again.
    "It's a beautiful trail," said Wayne Keen, the interim executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    The 3.2-mile trail follows the outline of the Fagan Branch Reservoir, 370 Fagan Branch Road in Lebanon.

  • 46 inmates set for early release from MAC, county jail

    When Gov. Steve Beshear signed HB 463 into law in March, he praised it as a bipartisan piece of legislation aimed at addressing a problem hurting Kentucky "financially and socially."
    The law has been hailed as a cost-saving measure at a time with the state government is hurting for revenue. State officials have estimated it will save the state $420 million over the next 10 years.

  • No trash pick up on Presidents Day, Feb. 17

    Some Marion County government offices and services will be affected the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17.
    No garbage pick-up will take place Feb. 17. Instead, a double pick-up will take place Tuesday, Feb. 18. As a result, county residents are asked to put their trash out earlier than usual on that day.
    However, the Marion County Clerk's Office, the Circuit Clerk's Office, the PVA Office and Sheriff's Office will be open Monday, Feb. 17.

  • Deadline is Dec. 30 to change party affiliation

  • Repairs needed to old courthouse roof

    The roof of the old Marion County Courthouse has been damaged by severe winds and that has also lead to some water damage, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly reported during the Dec. 15 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Sheriff's 2012 budget approved; clerk's budget tabled

    The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 Thursday in favor of the Marion County Sheriff's 2012 budget. Magistrate Jackie Wicker was not present at the Dec. 15 meeting.

    The sheriff's budget shows an increase from $779,850 in 2011 to $864,639.18 in 2012.

    The budget includes an anticipated increase in payroll from $430,409.30 in 2011 to $516,834.38 in 2012.

  • Sheriff's 2012 budget approved; clerk's budget tabled

    813,The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 Thursday in favor of the Marion County Sheriff's 2012 budget. Magistrate Jackie Wicker was not present at the Dec. 15 meeting.

    The sheriff's budget shows an increase from $813,850 * in 2011 to $864,639.18 in 2012.

    The budget includes an anticipated increase in payroll from $477,509.30 * in 2011 to $516,834.38 in 2012.

  • Fiscal court to meet Dec. 15

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Second reading of an amendment to the 2011-12 budget

    - Budget transfer within the 2011-12 budget

    - Appointment of a part-time maintenance staff position at the Marion County Judicial Center