• Higdon: Expect changes to pill mill bill

    By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service


    A comprehensive measure the Kentucky General Assembly enacted last year to curb prescription drug abuse is in need of changes, says one of the lawmakers who helped shape it.

    In an interview with The Kentucky Standard last week, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who helped lead efforts to revise House Bill 1 and get it passed in the Senate, said it has been effective, but has had unexpected results.

  • County closings for Martin Luther King Day

    Marion County Judge/Executive has announced to following closings for the Martin Luther King Holiday.

    Because  of the holiday, the state computer system will be shut  down. Likewise, the Marion County Clerk’s Office, the Marion County PVA Office, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be closed from Saturday Jan. 19 through Monday, Jan. 21.

    The  sheriff’s office will respond to calls placed through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (692-2121).

    The Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Jan. 21.

  • Magistrates favor naming highway in honor of deputy

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a resolution Jan. 17 in favor of renaming the Danville Highway portion of US 68 as the Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.

    Rakes was killed Nov. 14, 2012, on Danville Highway after stopping to check on a vehicle.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented the resolution to the fiscal court Thursday. Magistrate Steve Masterson was not present at that meeting.

  • City council names Fogle's replacement


  • Meeting regarding the Gravel Switch Fire Department set for Jan. 16

    A meeting has been scheduled for Jan. 16 to discuss the future of the Gravel Switch Fire Department.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced the meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Gravel Switch Community Center. According to Mattingly, members of the Kentucky State Fire Commission have asked to address some concerns.

    Any individual interested in the Gravel Switch Fire Department, firefighters, past firefighters, possible future firefighters, and mutual aid departments are invited to attend the meeting.

  • Fiscal court approves project funding for smaller cities


  • Oath of Office


  • Officer’s wife raises concerns about DUI arrest policies


  • New councilman takes oath of office

    Newly appointed Lebanon City Councilman John R. Mattingly took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon at city hall.

    Mattingly, 60, previously served on the city council from 1988 to 1994.

    On Monday, a majority of the council members voted to appointed Mattingly to replace Denise Fogle, who resigned from her seat on the city council in December. Fogle had to resign in order to be eligible to receive her state pension, according to officials with the Kentucky Retirement Systems.

  • City council meeting tonight

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

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations

    - Approval of minutes

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

    - New business-

    • Refinance 2004 Lebanon Water Works bond issue reducing the interest rate from 2.06-4.19 percent to a fixed rate of 2.9 percent