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Government

  • Dining tax may go away

    The Lebanon City Council has voted to eliminate the city's restaurant tax.

    Councilman Jerry Abell made the motion during Monday night's meeting, March 7, which was seconded by Councilman Kenny Marrett and officially approved 5-0 by the council. Councilwoman Denise Fogle did not cast a vote on Abell's motion, but under parliamentary rules, her non-vote is included with the majority.

    Councilwoman Kate Palagi, who recently gave birth to her fourth child, was not present at the meeting.

  • Council votes to do away with restaurant tax

    The Lebanon City Council has voted to eliminate the city's restaurant tax.

    Councilman Jerry Abell made the motion, which was seconded by Councilman Kenny Marrett and officially approved 5-0 by the council. Councilwoman Denise Fogle did not cast a vote on Abell's motion, but under parliamentary rules, her non-vote is included with the majority.

    Councilwoman Kate Palagi, who recently gave birth to her fourth child, was not present at the meeting.

  • Councilman would like tourism director to resign

    The ongoing controversies over the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission aren't over yet.

    Councilman Kenny Marrett has requested that Tourism Executive Director Chris Hamilton resign before today's Lebanon City Council meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, March 7, at city hall.

    Marrett said he met with Mayor Gary Crenshaw Monday to discuss that possibility.

    “I was hoping that Gary Crenshaw could convince Chris to resign so it wouldn't be so public,” Marrett said.

  • Special-called fiscal court meeting Saturday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting for 8 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The court has two items on its agenda. The first is a E-911 considerations, and the second is the county's administrative code/personnel policy handbook, which is being revised.

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. March 3

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in regular session at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Rural and secondary road report/proposal for 2011- District  4  Hwy. personnel

    - Consider renewal of county employee  Delta Denta plan

    - Request for funding  -  Marion County High School annual “Project Graduation”

  • Visiting the Capitol
  • Mattingly honored
  • Fiscal court will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The ideas on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Audit report for 2009-10 fiscal year

    - Grant request for partial funding of large animal composting project

    - Boiler repair/replacement options in the old courthouse

    - Funding  request  for 4-H/FFA youth livestock trip - June  16-17, 2011

    - Department reports 

  • Legislative round-table

    Budget cuts, illegal immigration and Medicaid... Oh my.

    Those were just a few of the topics discussed during the Jan. 29th legislative forum hosted by Marion County Farm Bureau.

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills were all in attendance, along with a room full of farmers, local officials and Marion County citizens.

  • City Council to meet Feb. 7

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7.

    The following items are on the agenda for the Feb. 7 meeting:

    - Tom Lund will present the annual report for the Marion County Industrial Foundation.

    - Gary White of Channel 6 will talk to the council about use of the city's back-up video tower.

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business: