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Government

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda of tonight's meeting includes several items. Two delegations are listed as well (Amanda Beard and Barney Tharp) at the end of the agenda.

    The agenda is as follows:

    CALL TO ORDER

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

  • Tourist commission holding special-called meeting July 7

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the June 9 meeting

    • Treasurer's report and expenses

    • Executive director's report

    • Executive session

    Tourism Director Carla Wagner explained that the executive session is to discuss the sale or acquisition of property.

  • Storm water report to be presented Monday evening

    Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas has released the following announcement:

    "The completed storm water report will be presented to the Lebanon City Council on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. by O'Brien and Gere Engineers.

    It will cover historical data of areas, the collection of rainfall data for our area during the last several months, how this information was assimilated into various "models" -- showing what happens under different rainfall events.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in regular session on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the July 3 meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Marion County Clerk's request for tax appeals board expense

    - Review employee performance review/evaluation instrument

  • McConnell visiting Lebanon today

    US Senator Mitch McConnell is scheduled to visit Marion County today, July 2.

    His office announced that he will be at the Marion County Ag Extension Office at 1:45 p.m. to meet with Marion County farmers.

  • County offices will be closed Friday

     David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Friday, July 4, for 

    Independence Day, and Saturday, July 5. 

    This includes the Marion County Clerk’s Office, the County Judge/Executive’s Office, the PVA Office and the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office will respond to calls through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (270-692-2121), however.

  • Citizens want change

    More than 40 people including parents, grandparents, former school board members and school board candidates met for about an hour Monday evening at Loretto City Hall to discuss their views of Marion County Public Schools.

    The consensus among those who spoke was that change is needed at the top of the school system.

    Dennis Hagan opened the meeting by saying they were all there because they care about the schools.

  • Superintendent: School system needs stability

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser believes the Marion County Board of Education made the right decision by granting her more time to establish residency in Marion County.

    Moving to the county is still something she is trying to do.

  • New judge appointed in election lawsuit

    A new judge has been appointed in the lawsuit contesting the results of the May 20 Republican primary election in the race for the 24th District state representative.

    On June 23, Circuit Judge David A. Tapp of the 28th Judicial Circuit was appointed to preside over the case. Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly and Circuit Judge David Williams of the 40th Judicial Circuit each recused themselves from the case.

  • County jail saved state more than $663,000

    The Marion County Detention Center saved the state nearly $663,000 during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a report Marion County Jailer Barry Brady presented at the June 19 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Brady noted that the state inmate population reached a low of 6,716 inmates in July of 2013. Since then, the inmate population has climbed to 8,741 prisoners as of June 15.