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Government

  • Mayor offers $8.8 million budget proposal

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has proposed an $8.8 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. He delivered his annual budget address May 31 to the Lebanon City Council.

    "The budget process each year is a learning experience for those of us who work together to come up with the best way to allocate the city's resources," he said. "All of us involved in the process have our own ideas of what is needed or desired."

  • Unwelcome guest

    Marion County's social host ordinance has been on the books for nearly four years and in that time not one person has been cited for violating the law. Nevertheless, local officials and supporters of the law believe it is making a difference.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said he thinks the community's tolerance for underage drinking has gone down, but he believes the social host ordinance also serves as a deterrent.

  • Special city council meeting at 6 tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at city hall.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw will deliver his annual budget address at the meeting.

  • Romney wins Republican Presidential primary

    In a largely symbolic race, Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary election.

    Statewide, Romney received 117,600 votes.

    His opponents for the Republican nomination suspended their campaigns before Kentucky held its primary on May 22. Nevertheless, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul, received 22,071 votes. Rick Santorum received 15,628 votes, and Newt Gingrich received 10,479 votes. And 10,356 Republican voters cast ballots for uncommitted.

  • Romney wins Republican Presidential primary

    In a largely symbolic election, Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary.
    Statewide. Romney received 117,599 votes with 119 of 120 counties reporting.
    His opponents for the Republican nomination suspended their campaigns before Kentucky held its primary on May 22.
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul, received 22,071 votes. Rick Santorum received 15,628 votes, and Newt Gingrich received 10,479 votes. And 10,356 Republican voters cast ballots for uncommitted.

  • Magistrates approve revision to agreement with Beam Global

    Thursday, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a revision to its agreement to abate taxes for Beam Global. The change was approved 4-1 with Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers casting the opposing vote.

    On May 3, the court approved an agreement that would allow Beam Global a 30-year partial tax abatement on up to six warehouses for Maker's Mark to be built in Marion County. Under this agreement, Beam Global also agreed to invest more than $1 million in Marion County Public Schools.

  • Chaser's to host motorcycle rally, car show June 23

    After thousands of warriors compete in The Warrior Dash at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon Saturday, June 23, Charles Mills, owner of Chaser's, hopes they will come to downtown Lebanon to eat BBQ, enjoy live music and a car show.

  • Two contested races appear on the primary ballot

    Local voters won't have much to decide when they go to the polls May 22.

    Republicans will be able to vote for possible presidential candidates, while Democrats will cast their ballots to decide who will challenge Congressman Ed Whitfield in November.

    Republicans will have four options to select as their preferred presidential nominees, although according to many in the national media, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee who will challenge President Barack Obama in the fall.

  • Larry's Law

    Wednesday, April 18, was a bittersweet day for Melissa Lee Knight and her family.

    It was the day Gov. Steve Beshear signed Senate Bill 115 "Larry's Law" in honor of Knight's brother, Larry, 32, who walked away from a personal care home in August of 2011. He was found dead four weeks later on the banks of the Licking River not far from Falmouth Nursing Home in Pendleton County.

  • Fiscal Court meets April 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Here is the agenda for the meeting:
    1)  Minutes of previous meeting
    2)  Presentation by edustudent Gabby Barnes on water pollution in Marion  County
    3)  Resolution for "Healthy  Living  Day  in  Marion  County" on April 28, 2012
    4)  Renewal of  annual copier service contract with Jodie's  Business  Machines