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Government

  • 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

  • Tourism commission to meet May 18

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will meet in a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the May/June marketing plan for the commission.

  • WIC - Are you eligible?

  • Summer Feeding Program training is May 24

    When school is out, thousands of children must search for meals outside of their school cafeteria - and too often these foods cannot be found at home.
    USDA’s Summer Food Service Program bridges the gap by providing FREE food to kids at park and recreation areas, summer bible schools and other sites in the community during the summer.

  • Nuisance property may be torn down

    Plans for the demolition of 322 S. Proctor Knott Avenue could be in the works.

    The property owner, Frank Spragens, has already paid more than $7,000 (on three separate properties) in fines for repeated violations of the city's nuisance property ordinance prior to the May 9 meeting of the Lebanon City Council.

    Lebanon City Building Inspector John Thompson told the council that he has received quotes between $9,000 and $25,000 to tear down the property.

  • Revised tourism budget approved

    The Lebanon City Council approved the revised 2010-11 budget for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission on May 9. The revised budget includes $12,000 for the Heart of Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest, which will take place this weekend, May 20-21, in Lebanon.

    The commission, which also met May 9, received 2011-12 budget and planning recommendations from Executive Director Chris Hamilton. Under the budget recommendations, the commission is projected to receive $584,732 in revenue and to have $446,589.113 in expenses.

  • 2011 Primary Election results

    The 2011 Primary Election results are in, and Senate President David L. Williams will be squaring off with Gov. Steve Beshear in November.

    On the Republican side, David L. Williams had a comfortable lead statewide with 48.22 percent of the vote in the GOP gubernatorial primary race. Williams received 68,512 vote. Phil Moffett had 53,964 votes and Bobbie Holsclaw had 19,609 votes.

    In Marion County, Williams received 108 votes. Moffett received 77 votes, and Holsclaw received 28 votes.

    Here is a breakdown of the rest of the primary races.

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - David Williams

    Why are you seeking this office? 

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - Phil Moffett

    1. Why are you seeking the governor's office?

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - Bobbie Holsclaw

    1. Why are you seeking the governor's office?

    I think truthfully when I made the decision I felt like David Williams nor Phil Moffett could be elected in November. I felt that Kentucky deserved better than what they have gotten. We are in desperate need of jobs, and our kids are in desperate need of a better education.

     

    2. What experiences and qualifications have prepared you for the governor's office?