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Government

  • 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

  • Police to purchase M-16s

    The Lebanon City Council has approved allowing the Lebanon Police Department to purchase 17 M-16 rifles. The council voted 5-0 to approve the purchase Monday evening.

    Councilman Darin Spalding was not present for Monday's meeting.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady made the request, saying he wanted to have patrol rifles for his officers. The police department has the opportunity to purchase the rifles for $50 apiece plus $30 to ship each rifle.

  • City approves first reading of annexation ordinances

    The Lebanon City Council approved the first readings of three annexations ordinances Monday evening.

    The city intends to annex 985 Bradfordsville Highway, 915 Bradfordsville Highway, and the property in the Highway 49 right of way on the city's northern border.

    Before the annexations are officials, the city must approve a second reading and publish the ordinances.

  • Demolition of nuisance property has started

    The city has cited Frank Spragens for multiple violations of the nuisance property ordinance for his property located at 322 S. Proctor Knott Avenue. The city's property maintenance board had given Spragens a Dec. 2 deadline to demolish the property.

    If not, the city council has authorized hiring a contractor to tear down the house.

  • Lebanon City Council meets Dec. 12

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

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

  • Tourist commission meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Centre Square Convention Center in Conference Room 300.

    Items on the agenda include an executive session for personnel matters (which could include a possible appointment of a new executive director) and the appointment of a new chairperson for the commission.

  • Fiscal court meeting Saturday, Dec. 10

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes two items.

    The first is a discussion of the fiscal impact of the Marion County Detention Center on the Marion County Fiscal Court budget.

    The second item is an executive session per KRS 61.810(1) (f), which regards the possible appointment of an employee.    

  • Looking for dollars

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has dipped into its coffers twice this year to help fund the operation of the Marion County Detention Center. In many counties, the court paying for jail expenses would not be unusual, but in Marion County, the detention center operated without local tax money from December of 2003 through September of 2011.

    "I prepared the court that it would probably be a redline year," Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said. "I just didn't know the significance of what it would be."