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Government

  • County approves industrial bond ordinance for Maker’s Mark Distillery

    During its July 19 meeting, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved the second reading of an ordinance allowing bonds to be issued for the construction of new warehouses for Marker's Mark. The magistrates approved the ordinance, 4-1, with Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers casting the opposing vote.
    The ordinance allows $187 million in industrial bonds to be issued toward the construction of warehouses in Loretto as part of a Maker's Mark expansion.

  • Fiscal court to meet July 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the July 5 meeting

    - Presentation on employee disability insurance coverage (AFLAC)

    - Detention center policy revisions

    - Copier purchase proposal

    - Request from Marion County Historical Society for seating removal and storage

    - Second reading of the Maker's Mark bond ordinance

  • City council approves $4.5 loan consolidation for water company

    Lebanon Water Works is consolidating and refinancing loans of more than $4.5 million.

    On July 9, the Lebanon City Council unanimously authorized the Lebanon Water Company to consolidate and refinance a pair of loans. Councilwoman Denise Fogle served as mayor pro tem during the meeting as Mayor Gary Crenshaw was not present.

  • E911 efforts continue

    The efforts to bring E911 to Marion County are continuing, but full implementation is still a year or more away, according to local officials.

    "Hopefully within a year we can be there," Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw was a bit more cautious.

    "My guess is that we're 18 months to 24 months off," he said.

    Nevertheless, both think the county is moving closer to providing E911 service.

  • No burn ban for the county

    With the recent hot, dry weather, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has been getting several questions about a burn ban. He addressed the issue during the July 5 fiscal court meeting.

    He reminded the court that they declared a burn ban a few years ago, but shortly thereafter, he was contacted by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, which let him know that the county could not enforce a burn ban and that it was up to the Division of Forestry to issue a statewide ban.

  • Tourist commission, city council meet Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are both scheduled to meet Monday, July 9.

    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    Items on the agenda include minutes of the June 11 meeting, the treasurer's report, the executive director's report and old business.

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The city council agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of previous meetings

  • Discussion of burn ban, fire risks on fiscal court agenda

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, July 5, in Room 201 of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes a discussion of fire dangers, a burn ban, fire risks and fireworks caution.

    Other items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the June 21 meeting

    - Approval of a Homeland Security grant

    - Review and possible approval of a county employee disability insurance coverage

    - First reading of a Maker's Mark Distillery project bond ordinance

  • Lebanon City Council approves 2012-13 budget

    The Lebanon City Council held a pair of special-called meetings last week to approve the 2012-13 city budget.

    On Monday, June 25, the council voted 6-0 to approve the first reading of the budget. On Tuesday, June 26, the council approved the second reading, 4-0. Councilmen Jay Grundy and Jim Richardson were not present for the June 26 meeting.

  • George resigns as tourism commissioner

    Dennis George has stepped down from his seat on the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission due to changes in his work schedule.

    George noted in his resignation letter to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw on June 26, that he was doing so with regret.

    "I have supported the commission from the outset and will continue to do so," George wrote to Crenshaw.

    George was a member of the Lebanon City Council who voted in favor of creating a tourism commission.

  • Fiscal court approves 2012-13 budget

    County officials are anticipating more than $14 million in revenue and expenditures during the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to the second reading of the proposed budget, which was approved at the June 21 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.