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Government

  • 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:

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 3

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Feb 3.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Presentation of the Marion County Economic Development Office annual report

    - Resolution and Homeland Security grant application for the detention center

    - Consider boiler replacement at the courthouse - AOC proposed assistance offer

    - Considers use of funds allocated for the tech school and reimbursement of funds

    - Department reports

  • Angelic Hall 'needs to be used more'

    During a recent meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, Commissioner Tom Lund said he was disappointed that Angelic Hall was not utilized during the holiday season.

    Lund had noticed many communities were having Christmas plays and concerts while Angelic Hall sat empty, he said in a telephone interview.

    "It's just too nice a facility to leave sitting there," Lund said.

  • Smithsonian music exhibit coming to Lebanon

    "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" will be coming to Lebanon Sept. 21 through Nov. 3. This Smithsonian traveling exhibit was designed for rural audiences.

    Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray said the Centre Square Foundation Board brought the information to her, and they had a short time frame in which to turn in a grant application. The city learned Thursday that it will be one of six cities in Kentucky that will get to host the exhibit.

  • School board to discuss appointing acting superintendent Friday

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    According to the agenda, they board will go into executive session per KRS 61.810(1)(F). This subsection of the open meetings law allows an executive session to consider the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee.

    The board will consider appointing an acting superintendent and approve the minutes of its previous meeting.

  • Legislative forum this Saturday

    The Marion County Farm Bureau will host a legislative forum, featuring State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills. The event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in the conference room of the Farm Bureau office at 690 Metts Drive in Lebanon.

    The legislators will be available for questions from the public, and will discuss the current situation in the general assembly.

  • Distinguished Young Woman honored by fiscal court

    Christine Mattingly recently won the Kentucky Junior Miss competition. As a result she has been named the newest Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky.

    She will go on to represent the state in the national competition in June in Mobile, Ala.

    Last week, however, she received some recognition closer to home from the Marion County Fiscal Court.