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Government

  • Tourist commission meeting Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Centre Square.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Old business: Brown signs estimate approval and Kentucky Living insertion order/November ad approval

    - New business: Application review process, review resumes, outside employment request, duties and responsibilities marketing, Society of Travel Writers 2012 Annual Directory

  • Worth fighting for

    When the people of Bradfordsville learned that the post office was one of thousands across the country being considered for closure, they decided they weren't going to let it go without a fight.

    Mayor David Edelen said city residents were encouraged to write three letters a week in August and September to express their support, and Saturday, the community gathered for a parade and a rally at the city park. Edelen estimated that close to 100 people participated in the parade.

  • County to re-examine district boundaries

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has given its initial approval to proposed changes to the magisterial district boundaries, but there may be a few more adjustments before the changes become official.

    At the Sept. 15 meeting, the magistrates voted 4-0 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance setting the new boundaries. Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at that meeting.

  • Magistrates meeting Tuesday morning to discuss district boundaries

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special called meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center to take another look at proposed changes to the magisterial district boundaries.
    On Sept. 15, the court voted 4-0 in favor of approving the first reading of an ordinance establishing the new boundaries and renaming the boundaries numerically. Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at last week's meeting.

  • Fiscal court meets today at 4 p.m.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Engineering services agreement for Scuffle Creek Bridge Project

    - Surveying/Plat/ROW proposal for Scuffle Creek Bridge Project

    - Jailer request for position approval for 32 hours per week employee

  • Tourism commissioner, chairman ask one another to resign

    An otherwise routine meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was disrupted when a commissioner decided to air some grievances, particularly with the commission's chairman.

    At the Sept. 13 meeting, Commissioner Dennis George used the executive director's report as a jumping off point to express his frustration. The report was the final one submitted by Chris Hamilton before he started his new job with the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Council approves tax rates for 2012

    The Lebanon City Council voted Monday to approve the second reading of an ordinance setting its tax rates for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

    The real property tax rate is 18.4 cents per $100 valuation. This is an increase over the previous rate of 18 cents per $100 valuation.

    The city's personal property tax rate is 20 cents per $100 valuation.

    The new tax rates will become official once they are published.

    In other business:

  • County receives CMRS grant for E-911

    The Kentucky Commercial Mobile Radio Services and Emergency Telecommunications Board has approved a $125,000 grant request by the Marion County Fiscal Court to help implement enhanced 911.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said he was informed Thursday that the county's application had been approved.

    "They approved the $125,000 grant, but it will be broken up into two phases," Mattingly said.

  • Magisterial districts may be changing

    The Marion County Fiscal Court and Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding met Friday morning with representatives from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District to review proposed changes to the county's magisterial districts.

    On Aug. 18, the county's reapportionment committee presented its recommended changes to the fiscal court. The magistrates had 60 days from that presentation to either approve the committee's recommendation or revise it.

  • Tourist commission meets today, Sept. 13

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

    The commission would normally have met on Monday, Sept. 12, but not enough members would have been able to attend that day.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    - Delegations: Elizabeth Creed for the Marion County Homemakers; Robin Humprhess for Kentucky Classic Theatre