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Government

  • County approves funding for youth sports programs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved funding for the Marion County Middle School baseball team and for the local 4-H shooting sports program.

    The court approved these requests during its April 7 meeting.

    Jessica Bagwell, the coordinator for the 4-H Sure Shots, and members of the team made their request to the magistrates. The court agreed to provide $2,500 from the general fund.

  • Council tables tourism decision

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has received a temporary reprieve.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council tabled the first reading of an amendment to the city's tourism ordinance that would have eliminated the restaurant tax that provides the bulk of the commission's revenue stream.

    Instead, the council voted 5-1 to allow the commission to develop a plan for changes within 90 days of receiving input from community organizations. Councilman Jerry Abell cast the dissenting vote.

  • Two Democrats are seeking Secretary of State's office

    When Trey Grayson accepted a position as director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics, Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Democrat Elaine Walker to fill the remainder of Grayson's term as Kentucky Secretary of State.

    Walker is seeking the Democratic nomination in hopes of retaining the position, but first she faces a challenge from another Democrat, Allison Lundergren Grimes, in the May 17 primary election.

  • School board, superintendent screening committee to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education and the superintendent screening committee will meet together during a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    Mike Oder, a consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association, will explain the role of the screening committee in the hiring process, and the school board will give its instruction to the committee members.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. April 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Consideration of the Kentucky Board of Medical Services Grant

    - Request for cul de sac installation on Guthrie Mays Road

    - Road name clarifications for E-911 mapping and addressing needs

    - Detention center budget for fiscal year 2011-12

  • City council to meet April 11 in Angelic Hall

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11. Instead of meeting at city hall, however, this meeting will be held in Angelic Hall in the Centre Square Performing Arts Center.

  • Sec. of State candidate: Bill Johnson

    Secretary of State candidate questionnaire

     

    NAME: Bill Johnson

     

    ADDRESS: P.O. Box 336, Elkton, KY 42220

    Date of birth: December 13, 1965

     

    FAMILY: Wife of 22 years Delinda, Son Will, and Daughter Julia

     

  • Sec. of State candidate: Hilda Legg

    Secretary of State Candidate questionnaire

     

    NAME: Hilda Gay Legg

     

    ADDRESS: 130 Kent Haven Drive, Somerset, KY  42503

     

    Date of birth: 10-7-1952

     

    FAMILY: one son, Dane

     

  • Lowery named to Kentucky Access to Justice Commission

     

  • MapSync meeting with local officials

    Local officials are scheduled to meet with MapSync and Lincoln Trail Area Development District representatives to begin discussions on the mapping work that is necessary for the county to be eligible for enhanced 911.

    That meeting has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 13. Originally, local officials had planned to meet with MapSync and LTADD representatives Thursday, April 7. The newspaper learned of the change after the April 6 paper went to press.