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Government

  • Democrats win five of six races

    Democrats won five statewide races in Marion County and Kentucky on Election Day, Nov. 8. The only Republican to win was James Comer in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture.

    Here are the statewide and local results for each race:

    - Gov. Steve Beshear (D) won re-election easily with 55.72 percent of the vote. Beshear received a total of 464,245 votes.

  • Tourist commission meets Nov. 14

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center in Lebanon.

    The items on the agenda include:

    - Delegation from Robin Humphress

    - Approve of minutes of meetings from September, October and November.

    - Treasurer's report

    - Executive director's report

    - New Business: Remaining November radio marketing and December marketing plan and ads.

  • City remembers late police chief

    The City of Lebanon took time during its Nov. 7 meeting to remember late police chief Joe Bell, who died June 6.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, who was Bell’s assistant chief, presented Bell’s badge and office bars to his finance, Susan Yocum.

    “We do it with our most sincere appreciation for his life and service,” Crenshaw said.

  • Magistrates want more information about emergency sirens

    Only two of the county's eight emergency sirens worked during the most recent test, Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Nov. 3 meeting.

    Johnson said the only two that worked were the sirens at Bradfordsville and Angell Demmell.

  • Judicial center dedication is Nov. 10

    Although the Marion County Judicial Center has been open and operating for months, the building dedication had to be postponed due to some scheduling issues.

    As a result, the official dedication will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at 121 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. The ceremony is open to the public.

    Before the dedication, members of Teen Leadership Marion County will be providing tours of the building.

  • Loretto receives $500,000 grant

    Loretto Mayor Robert Miles was brief when addressing the group gathered Thursday at Loretto City Hall, but he was also got to the point.

    "Hopefully, down the road, we'll have a nice wonderful center for everyone to enjoy," he said.

    Tony Wilder of the Department for Local Government made the formal presentation of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city, which will use the money to renovate a former nursing home into a senior citizens center.

  • Democrats win five of six races

    Democrats won five statewide races in Marion County and Kentucky on Election Day, Nov. 8. The only Republican to win was James Comer in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture.

    Here are the statewide and local results for each race:

    - Gov. Steve Beshear (D) won re-election easily with 55.72 percent of the vote. Beshear received a total of 464,245 votes.

  • Voting, blood drive both taking place at Centre Square Tuesday

    Voters in the basement/junior high and Rolling Hills precincts cast their ballots at the gymnasium of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    But this year, they will have some company in the afternoon on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    The Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive at Centre Square from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoon.

  • County offices will be affected on Election Day

    Many Marion County government offices will be closed for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Before visiting any office, residents are encouraged to call to make sure they are open.

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will be open Tuesday, but the public should be aware that the office will be busy with the election that day. 

    The county clerk's office will be closed for Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, and on Saturday, Nov. 12, due to the state's AVIS system shut down.

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at city hall.

    Items on the agenda include a presentation by Mayor Gary Crenshaw in recognition of the late police chief Joe Bell. 

    Tony O'Daniel of Nally and Haydon is also scheduled to speak with the council about annexation and housing development.

    Other items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting