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Government

  • School board meets Tuesday

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the central office building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for that meeting includes the following:

    • Election of chairperson and vice-chairperson

    • Communications

    - Superintendent's report

    -Student drug testing report – Tim Lyons

    -Summer feeding report – Diane Evans

    -21st Century Program report – Diane Evans

    - Finance report – Superintendent Schlosser

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 5, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the court's May 24 special meeting

    • FY2014-15 County Road Aid Cooperative Agreement and Resolution 

    • Second reading of FY2014-2015 Marion County budget

  • State rep candidate files lawsuit

    A candidate who lost a bid to be the Republican 24th District state representative candidate filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the primary election results.
    Richard Treitz of Greensburg filed his complaint May 30 in Green Circuit Court.
    Treitz is listed as the petitioner in the case, and he is representing himself.
    The respondents include his primary opponent, J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville, the boards of election and the county clerks in Green, LaRue and Marion counties, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Attorney General Jack Conway.

  • Police vehicles, Tasers, Centre Square restrooms included in budget proposal

    On May 29, a quiet room in Lebanon City Hall set the stage for Mayor Gary Crenshaw as he gave his budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    “We continue to progressively plan not just for the needs of the next fiscal year but for the years to come,” Crenshaw said.
    Under the mayor’s proposal, the total budget would be $9.18 million in 2014-15. It should be noted that the final budget may differ from what was presented last week.

  • Calloway judge-executive to lobby for open Kentucky primaries

    By Austin Ramsey
    Murray Ledger & Times

    As this year’s crop of election candidates narrow their focus on November’s general election, one local official still has his sights set on last month’s primary.
    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins issued a release Friday, May 30, calling on state officials to rethink Kentucky’s method of holding primaries – especially he said, when the costly elections don’t represent the entire electorate.

  • County trash pick-up will run early June 4

     County employees will be going through mandatory training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. 

    To make sure that sanitation crews are finished in time to attend the training, trash pick-up will take place earlier that usual on Wednesday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. 

  • Special called city council and school board meetings Thursday night

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education will both be having special-called meetings at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, May 29, and the main topic listed on each entities agenda is their budgets.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will be giving his annual budget address at Lebanon City Hall.

    The Marion County Board of Education will also be discussing its budget and possibly approving it Thursday evening.

  • Daugherty wins county judge’s race

    David Daugherty is one step closer to becoming the next Marion County judge/executive.
    Daugherty received 2,452 votes in the May 20 primary election and won each precinct to defeat Doug Mattingly, who received 782 votes.
    “I’m glad that it’s over, and I’m glad that it turned out the way it did,” Daugherty said.

  • Fiscal court holding special-called meeting May 24

     The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 24, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Executive Session per KRS 61.810 (1)(b) regarding discussion of the purchase or sale of real property 

    • Discuss “Draft” budget modifications

    • Consider administrative code/personnel policy changes

    • Animal shelter equipment/supplies purchase

  • Councilman wants to know more about ‘brick and mortar’ in tourism budget

    The Lebanon City Council is taking some time to review the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s 2014-15 budget, which Tourism Director Carla Wagner presented at the city council’s May 12 meeting.
    According to the proposed budget, the tourist commission is anticipating total revenues of $602,289, which is an increase over the $593,261 the commission anticipated during the 2013-14 fiscal year. Total expenses are projected to increase from $545,462 during 2013-14 to $596,718 in 2014-15.