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Government

  • State Rep. Terry Mills files for re-election

    Rep. Terry Mills officially filed his paperwork to seek re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives last week.
    He currently serves the people of Marion, Green and LaRue counties, which make up Kentucky’s 24th Legislative District.
    "It's been a privilege and an honor to serve the people of the 24th District for the past five years. I will work harder than ever to continue to represent the community I love,” Rep. Mills said.

  • Trash talk

    Magistrates did some trash talking at the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Nov. 5, but not at each other. The trash talk was concerning problems with the collection of waste at various businesses located in the City of Lebanon. Specifically, there are establishments that are currently paying the residential rate but are generating large volumes of trash on a daily and/or weekly basis, according to Marion County Solid Waste and Environmental Coordinator Keith Brock.

  • Lebanon ends its birthday celebration with the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball

    The City of Lebanon wants to end its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball.
    The black tie/formal affair will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Fiscal Court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday.

  • Special-called tourism and city council meetings Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will be having a special-called meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, to discuss and possibly approve a Lebanon water tower project that’s been in the works for quite some time. The commission has contracted with an artist to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery.

  • Law does not provide for a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment for 2016

    With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 65 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2016.

  • Cleaning up Marion County

    In the past nine years, the county has cleaned 18 dumpsites, and that work continues today, Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Oct. 1 meeting.
    “We’ve about cleaned this county up,” Brock said.
    The first dumpsite that was cleaned was the one located at Scott’s Ridge in Raywick. More recently, Brock inspected three illegal dumpsites near Gravel Switch, which the court approved cleaning during Thursday’s meeting.

  • Fiscal court to meet this afternoon

     

  • City, police sued over use of pepper spray

    A civil lawsuit has been filed against the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady and Lebanon Police Officers for an incident involving pepper spray that took place at the 2014 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival.
    The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 15 in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office.

  • Council approves 2015-16 tax rate increase

    The Lebanon City Council approved the city’s 2015-16 tax rates recently.
    Monday, Sept. 7, the council voted 4-1 to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a proposed tax rate of 20.40 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property, 25.15 cents per $100 of assessed value on personal property and 24.33 per $100 of assessed value on motor vehicles. Kate Palagi cast the only no vote.
    During a public hearing prior to the council’s special-called meeting on Sept. 7, there were some questions from the audience.