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Government

  • County cuts funding for lobbyist from 2011-12 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of a $13 million budget, but it will no longer spend money for a lobbyist in Frankfort.

    The magistrates gave their initial approval to the proposed 2011-12 budget during a special-called meeting June 4. 

    The court anticipates spending more than $5.3 million from the general fund, more than $2.5 million in the road fund and nearly $3.9 million on the Marion County Detention Center, according to the budget proposal.

  • Funeral for police chief will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at MCHS

    UPDATE: The funeral for Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Marion County High School.

    Bell died Monday, June 6, at Taylor County Hospital, where he was undergoing prostate surgery. He was 58.

    Bosley Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Visitation at the funeral home will be at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10. Public visitation will begin at noon Saturday at the high school. The service is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

     

  • City council budget session tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 6.

    The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session on the 2011-12 budget.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 8 a.m., June 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - A work session on the 2011-12 budget

    - Revisions to the county's administrative code and personnel policy ordinance

    - Emergency operations preparedness plan

  • $8.6 million budget proposal includes park, aquatic center improvements

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has proposed a 2 percent pay increase for city employees and financing the purchase of a new street sweeper as part of the 2011-12 budget. Crenshaw presented his proposal during his annual budget address during a special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council Monday evening.

  • Williams wins gubernatorial primary

    David L. Williams will be the Republican gubernatorial candidate in the fall.

    Williams, the Senate president, won the state with 68,528 votes. Phil Moffett, a Louisville businessman, was second in the Republican primary with 53,966 votes, and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw was a distant third with 19,614 votes.

    Williams carried Marion County with 108 votes. Moffett received 77 votes, and Holsclaw collected 28 votes.

  • Lebanon mayor's budget address is Monday night

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in a special-session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at city hall.

    During the meeting, Mayor Gary Crenshaw will present his annual budget address. The council will also prioritize its suggestions for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Stacey Hall chosen to lead MCHS

    About a year after its initial search, the Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has selected Stacey Hall as the school's next principal.

    Hall has worked at MCHS for the past five years. He is an assistant principal and the athletics director at the school.

    The five members of the site-based council voted unanimously to approve Hall to serve as the principal starting with the 2011-12 academic year. Martha Ann Mattingly recently resigned from the council.

    Hall will officially take over as principal on July 1.

  • MCHS site-based council meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the high school library.

    The council is expected to announce the next high school principal during this meeting.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. May 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the May 5 meeting

    - Contract for AOCT use allowance for Court Square for Fiscal Year 2011-12

    - Bids for illegal/abandoned dump site clean up

    - Bids for biometric access control system for Marion County Detention Center

    - Request for funds from MC Area Technology Center for HOSA students national competition

    - Department reports