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Government

  • Local judge and circuit court clerk participate in seminar

    Marion Circuit Court Judge Allan Ray Bertram and Marion County Circuit Court Clerk Kim May attended a local rules seminar May 17-18 in Louisville. The seminar was to help courts update their local court rules to comply with the new statewide Family Court Rules of Procedure and Practice that the Supreme Court adopted Jan. 1.

  • School board meeting Tuesday to discuss drug testing

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the school board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The items on the agenda include student drug testing, the job description for director of pupil personnel and food services, goals for the new superintendent for the 2011-12 school year, and minutes of the previous school board meeting.

    New Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton officially took over the position July 1.

  • Special tourism commission meeting Tuesday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 14 suggestions presented to the commission by the city council in May.

  • Illegal dumping leads to change in recycling center hours

    The City of Lebanon Recycling Center, located on Woodlawn Avenue, will now only be open Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. due to illegal dumping. 

    City Administrator John Thomas said the city has had problems with dumping before, but it recent weeks it has become constant.

    “Mostly on weekends, we would come in and the dumpster would be full of furniture, tires, pallets, waters heaters … you name it,” he said.

  • Holiday closings for county offices

    Marion County offices will be closed Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.

    The Marion County Clerk's Office, County Judge's Office, PVA's Office, and Sheriff's Office will reopen Tuesday, July 5. Sheriff's deputies will respond to calls for service, but from July 2-4, citizens should call the Lebanon Police Dispatch at (270) 692-2121.

    The Marion Circuit Clerk's Office will also be closed July 2-4. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. July 5.

  • WWBD? Brady named jailer of the year

    When Carter County Jailer R.W. Boggs thinks about his own jail, he said he'll often ask himself, "What would Barry do?"

    Boggs is in his first term, and after he was elected he sought advice from Marion County Jailer Barry Brady. Based on his visits to the Marion County Detention Center and discussions with Brady, Boggs has made changes at his own facility.

    "He inspires me with what he does," Boggs said. "Marion County would be crazy to ever get rid of that man."

  • Council votes down tourism budget

    The Lebanon City Council voted down the proposed 2011-12 budget for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday evening. Councilmen Jerry Abell, Jay Grundy, Kenny Marrett and Jim Richardson voted against the budget, while Councilwoman Kate Palagi and Denise Fogle voted to approve it.

    Marrett said the budget included too much marketing and too little event funding.

    "There's $100,000 in marketing and $58,000 in investments. I think those two numbers should be reversed," he said.

  • City council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. There are two items on the agenda.

    First, the council will consider the first reading of its amended 2010-11 budget. And third, the council will consider the first reading of its 2011-12 budget.

  • Tourism posting new highs in revenue, economic impact

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is wrapping up its best year ever, according to Chris Hamilton, the commission's executive director.

    During the commission's June 13 meeting, Hamilton reported that 2010-11 has been a record-setting year in terms of revenue from dining and lodging and the overall economic impact of tourism in the county.

    "Folks, we had a hell of a year," Hamilton told the commissioners.

  • City approves first reading of parking ordinance

    New parking restrictions could be in place soon on North Street and West High Street in Lebanon.

    On June 13, the Lebanon City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit parking within 50 feet of the intersection of North and West High streets on both sides of North Street and both sides of West High Street.

    The council must approve a second reading of the ordinance and publish it before the proposed changes would take effect.