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Government

  • Former Raywick fire chief indicted

    Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles "Chuck" Helm has been indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and abuse of public trust.

    The indictment against Helm, 52, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick was handed down by a Marion County grand jury on Monday, Nov. 19.

  • 'Swiss cheese' annexation case

    The fate of an annexation approved more than six years ago by the Lebanon City Council now rests in the hands of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    On Nov. 14, Attorney Keith Brown presented the city's case, while Attorney Jim Avritt Sr. spoke on behalf of the property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Governor orders flags to half-staff to honor Marion County deputy

    The following statements was issued by the Governor's Office:

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in honor of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who died earlier this week after being shot during a routine traffic stop in Marion County.

  • Judicial center, Sheriff's office will be closed Friday, Nov. 16

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed on Friday, Nov. 16, in observance of the untimely death of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be closed, although they will be answering calls.

    The judicial center houses the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office. The judicial center and the circuit clerk's office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 19.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 15

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the David Hourigan Government Building.
    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:
    - Minutes of the previous meeting
    - Review county employee health insurance quotes for 2013
    - Consider sanitation rate adjustments/increase starting January 2013
    - Consider transportation request for addition to abandoned segment of US 68
    - Consider request from Lebanon Enterprise for annual “Discover” publication

  • Art reception at the courthouse

    The Marion County Judicial Center hosted a reception Oct. 25 to celebrate the art on display throughout the building. A number of local artists painted pieces specifically for the judicial center.

  • Loretto, Raywick post offices hours will be cut

    Two post office meetings were held last week in Marion County and customers in both places expressed their displeasure with the decision to cut the hours at the Loretto and Raywick branches.
    Sixty-four people attended the 5 p.m. meeting Oct. 30 in Raywick, and around 20 people attended the 1 p.m. meeting in Loretto. Rosemary Miller, a US Postal Service manager of operations, thanked the attendees at both meetings for coming up to show their support for the postal service.

  • Lebanon annexation case reaches state Supreme Court

    When the Lebanon City Council voted to annex approximately 415 acres of property on the city's southwest border in February of 2006, a group of property owners in that area filed a lawsuit challenging that annexation.
    After six years of hearings and appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the case at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the courtroom on the second floor of the state Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue in Frankfort.

  • Obama, Whitfield, Mills win re-election

    Nov. 6 was a good night for incumbents on the national, state and local levels.

    President Barack Obama, a Democrat, secured his re-election with 332 electoral votes, well above the 270 needed to retain his seat in the White House. Republican challenger Mitt Romney received 206 electoral votes.

  • City/county goes CodeRED

    The City of Lebanon and Marion County have a new emergency mass notification provider. The transition to Emergency Communications Network's (ECN) CodeRED mass notification solution from One Call Now began earlier this month. ECN recently acquired all One Call Now's Government Emergency Center/911 clients.