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Government

  • 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.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Minutes of the court's Jan. 6 meeting

    - Re-Appointment of deputy judge and office staff, per KRS 67.711

    - Re-Appointment of county employee(s), with fiscal court approal, per KRS 67.710

    - Emergency Mgt. Director, per  KRS 39B.020, with fiscal court approval

  • Mid-year evaluation this afternoon, Jan. 18

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following items: a mid-year evaluation of Superintendent Donald Smith and board team effectiveness.

    The agenda also includes approval of the minutes of the previous meeting.    

  • City Council meeting Jan. 10

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations: Robert C. Mattingly to receive recognition for saving a life and Maria Bell to request a road block and parade for the ML King events Jan. 16

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Payment of Bills

    -Department reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business:

    A. Second reading of an amendment to the property maintenance ordinance

  • New school board members will be sworn in today

    The newest members of the Marion County Board of Education are scheduled to be sworn in at 3:30 p.m. today during a special-called meeting at the board of education office.

    Following the oaths of office for the new members, the board will elect its chairperson and vice chairperson, consider the minutes of previous board meeting, and go into executive session, if needed.

  • Fiscal Court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 6, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The items on the agenda are as follows:

    - Consider/approval of  minutes  of  meeting  held  Thursday, Dec. 16,  2010

    - Consider/approval  of second reading of FY 2010-11 budget amendment ordinance

    - Consider/approval of Marion County Board of Health appointee, Robert Kerpestein, PE

  • Swearing In, Sending Off

    The new Lebanon City Council was sworn into office on New Year's Day.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw administered the oath of office.

    Denise Fogle, Kenny Marrett, Kate Palagi and Jim Richardson renewed their oaths after winning re-election in November. 

    Jerry Abell returned to the council. Abell stepped down from the council in 2008 to run for mayor.

  • General Assembly begins 2011 session

    The 2011 Kentucky General Assembly convened yesterday for four days of organizational and administrative meetings. The legislature will reconvene Feb. 1 to debate and vote on proposed legislation.

    The Democrats remain in control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, while Republicans remain the majority party in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Police stack the deck to crack unsolved cases

    KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer was joined today by multiple law enforcement agencies to unveil the first ever statewide ‘Kentucky Unsolved Cases Initiative’ in anticipation that playing cards will deal clues in unsolved cases.
    The project involves a two-prong approach including the development of a playing card deck highlighting 52 unsolved homicide, missing person and unidentified remains cases that have occurred throughout the state followed by a media blitz to create interest in the initiative.  

  • Four county officials take oath of office

    Four Marion County elected officials took the oath of office shortly after noon Dec. 20 at the Marion County courthouse.