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Government

  • 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

  • Fiscal court meeting today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The items on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of previous meeting 

    - Delegations: Trina Sandusky, President, Lebanon/Marion County Chamber of  Commerce

    - Consider/accept/award of Scuffle Creek bridge replacement bid proposal

  • Conway, P'Pool agree on gambling issue, it’s time for the voters to decide

    By Tracy Harris, Landmark News Service

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, Attorney General candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common.

    Conway, the Democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the Republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Three vie for the governor's mansion

    James Roberts, Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, are among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

  • Election Day is Nov. 8

    Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters across Kentucky will go to the polls to elect six state officials.

    The governor's race is at the top of the ballot, but it's not the only office for voters to consider. Here is a list of the candidates and the offices they're running for:

    - Governor/Lt. Governor: Steve Beshear (incumbent)/Jerry Abramson, Democrats; Gatewood Galbraith/Dea Riley, Independents; David Williams/Richie Farmer, Republicans.

  • County signs lease agreement on new CD&D site

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a lease agreement with Nalley and Hayden for a new construction, demolition and debris landfill site. Under the agreement, the county will lease the property for $25,000 for five years.

    The county's current CD&D landfill is located on Calvary Road near the state barn. The new site will be located off of Adam Hughes Memorial Highway.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Pauper funeral expense

    - Resolution and proclamation on behalf of St. Charles Church

    - Lease agreement of CD & D landfill site

    - Letter of intent (non-binding); real estate lease

    - Presentation concerning county employee - Humana Health Insurance Renewal

  • Tourist commission calls special meeting for Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes a few items.

    The first item is "Commissioner continued appointment to the LTCC discussion and action."

    This is followed by an executive session to discuss property acquisition and a personnel discussion.

  • City, tourism consider property acquisition

    In recent months, the Lebanon City Council and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission have been contacted about the possibility of purchasing property at the intersection of Burkes Spring Road and Hwy. 52.

    During its Oct. 10 meeting, the city council voted 5-0 in favor of contributing $10,000 toward the purchase. Councilman Jay Grundy was not present at that meeting.