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Government

  • Farmers share pipeline experiences with legislators

    After a brief introduction by State Representative Terry Mills, Gene Lanham, a farmer from Gravel Switch, moved closer to the microphone. He shared with state legislators how pipeline companies have treated him and how their work over the years has impacted what he can do on his own property.
    He remembered the first natural gas pipeline was put installed on his family’s property during the 1940s.

  • Sen. Jimmy Higdon named KACCS Legislator of the Year

    Kentucky State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, has been named the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2015 Legislator of the Year.
    Sen. Higdon, the Senate Majority Caucus Whip and a member the Senate Education Committee, received the award during the KACCS 2015 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting, held Aug. 20 at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy in Louisville.

  • Citizens to discuss concerns regarding land use at fiscal court meeting

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., today, Thursday, Sept. 17.
    The agenda includes:
    • Julie Peake, Alton Tatum and Greg Nugent and other concerned citizens will be in attendance to discuss some concerns they are having with land use, deed restrictions and their views on how county ordinances could help in Marion County.
    • Department reports
    There will be a public hearing at 5 p.m. for the consideration of the acceptance of Windy Hill Drive into the county maintenance system.

  • Local officials exploring interest in reviving arena project

    It’s been more than seven years since local officials looked into constructing an arena in Marion County, but Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is trying to gauge if there is any interest in revisiting the idea.
    Daugherty and Betty Bradshaw of the Marion County Fair Board attended Monday’s meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission to discuss the idea.

  • Tourism commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Mission statement

    • Delegations

    - Matthew Mattingly, Graham Memorial Park

    - Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty

    • Minutes

    • Treasurer’s report

    • Executive director’s report

  • School board to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the board office. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report

    - Introduction of 2015-16 student ambassadors

    - Demonstration on how to use GradeCam

    - Finance report

    • Student Learning Services

  • Marion County moving closer to having E911

    It’s been decades since local officials started talking about enhanced 911, but Marion County may be within months of having the service, based on last week’s meeting of the 911 Advisory Committee.

  • Library board presents 2015-16 tax rate, hopes to expand in 3-5 years

    The Marion County Library Board of Trustees approved increasing its property tax rate from 5.2 cents to 5.4 cents per $100 of real property.
    Library Director Amy Morgeson presented the report to the Marion County Fiscal Court at its Sept. 3 meeting.
    Morgeson explained that the library board has elected to take the 4 percent rate (which will produce 4 percent more revenue than the previous year, excluding new property) after two years of taking the compensating rate (which brings in revenue similar to the previous year).

  • Special-called Lebanon City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8

    There will be a property tax rate public hearing and a special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Lebanon City Hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Property tax rate public hearing

    - City department reports

    - Counci approval of the mayor's appointment of John Turner to the Lebanon Water Works Board of Directors.

    - Council consideration of request from Lisa Nally-Martin for Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    The agenda includes:
    - Minutes
    - Accept library tax proposal report
    - Accept Marion County Conservation District annual financial report
    - Revised addendum to the interlocal cooperation agreement between the county and the City of Lebanon
    - Approval of Johnny Thompson for building code enforcement for Marion County
    - Set a hearing date for a petition to accept Windy Hills Road into the county road system