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Government

  • Legislative breakfast at Farm Bureau Jan. 30

    Marion County Farm bureau will be hosting their annual legislative forum this Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Farm Bureau conference room at 690 Metts Drive, Lebanon. Joining them will be the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be on hand to discuss the current issues in state government. The legislators will be available for questions. This forum is open to the public.
     

  • Delinquent garbage payers - check your mail

    If you have delinquent trash bills, be expecting a letter from Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

  • Fiscal court to meet today, Jan. 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., today, Jan. 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Consider/approve non-patient rider policy for EMS.

    - Consider/approve sample letter on waste account delinquency.

    - Consider/approve second annual installment of fire department/rescue departments funds.

    - Discussion on E911 sign distribution.

    - Department reports.

    - Payment of bills.

  • Marion County EMS will no longer transport non-patient passengers

    During an emergency, decisions must be made quickly.
    And, in some situations, Marion County EMS employees have allowed a non-patient passenger, usually a family member, to ride in the front of the ambulance while their family member is treated in the back on their way to the hospital.
    That practice is going to stop, according to the Marion County Fiscal Court.

  • Talking trash

    Picking up garbage can be a messy business.
    And so can collecting delinquent trash bills.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is learning just how messy it can be as he and his staff are beginning to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts.
    “I did not have a clue how bad it truly was,” Daugherty said. “We’re going to work through it. But, it’s frustrating.”

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7.

  • Senator proposes bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

    By Jackson French
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Recreational marijuana use would be legal in Kentucky in 2016 if proposed legislation becomes law.
    State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is sponsoring a bill called the Cannabis Freedom Act. The bill proposes to legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 years or older, decriminalize offenses such as unauthorized growing and distribution and consuming cannabis in public and place an excise tax on the drug.

  • New year, new city hall

    When Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw officially took office in January of 1999, he said his goal was to “maintain the integrity of the downtown area.”
    During his 17 years as mayor, he’s accomplished that in a number of ways, including the construction of a new police station, the purchase and renovation of Centre Square and the purchase and sale of the former Arista Theatre property where the Marion County Judicial Center sits now.

  • New Year’s trash pick-up schedule and closings

    There will be no garbage pick-up this Thursday, Dec. 31, or Friday, Jan. 1. The normal Thursday pick-up will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The normal Friday pick-up will be on Monday, Jan. 4.
    All county offices, with the exception of the sheriff’s office, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31. All county offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, including the sheriff’s office. All calls for the sheriff’s office should be directed to Lebanon Dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department, 270-692-2121.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Dec. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17.
    The agenda is as follows:
    • Consider/approval of the 2016 holiday schedule.
    • Consider/approval of a one time wage adjustment to all fulltime employees.
    • Consider/approval of the second amended lease between Marion County Fiscal Court and the St. Joe Community Center Inc. for 2016.
    • Consider/approval of changing the vacation carryover of 80 hours from December to June 30.