• Fogle resigns from city council

    Denise Fogle has resigned from the Lebanon City Council.

    Fogle submitted her resignation, effective immediately, at the end of Monday’s meeting. Fogle wrote in her resignation letter that she was submitting it with great regret.

    “Due to circumstances that are out of my control and with a heavy heart I have to step away from this role in order to receive my Kentucky Retirement benefits and most importantly the health insurance that comes with those benefits,” she wrote.

  • City council, tourist commission meet today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are both scheduled to meet in regular session today, Dec. 10.
    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.
    The tourist agenda includes the following:
    - Call to order and reading of the mission statement
    - Delegations: Adam Johnson of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
    - Approval of minutes
    - Treasurer’s report
    - Executive director’s report
    - Old business

  • Fiscal court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 6, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:

    - Consider minutes of previous meeting

    -  Consider sanitation rate adjustments/increases slated for January 2013

    - Annual budget submitted by Marion County Water District for 2013

    - Review/consider appointment of Marion County Extension District board members

  • County judge recovering after Wednesday afternoon accident

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly is recovering after a three-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on Spalding Avenue.
    According to the Lebanon Police Department, the accident occurred at 18:57 p.m. Nov. 28.
    Mattingly, 59, of 65 Country Side Estates in Lebanon was facing southbound on Spalding Avenue and preparing to turn left onto J.T. Whitlock Avenue. He was driving a 2002 Ford Escape.

  • Fiscal court looking at sanitation rate increase

    Fiscal court looking at sanitation rate increase

    Marion Countians may see their trash collection fees increase in the near future. Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said during the Nov. 15 fiscal court meeting that the county tries to break even on its trash collections costs.

  • Court sets $2 million bond requirement for constable

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. was in line to become Marion County's first constable in nearly two decades, but the Marion County Fiscal Court has put a significant roadblock in the way.

    At its Nov. 15 meeting, the court voted 4-0 to require the constable to provide a $2 million surety bond before taking office. (Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present for the meeting.)

    "What they're saying is they don't want me to do it," said Adle, 75, the day after the meeting.

  • Former Raywick fire chief indicted

    Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles "Chuck" Helm has been indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and abuse of public trust.

    The indictment against Helm, 52, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick was handed down by a Marion County grand jury on Monday, Nov. 19.

  • 'Swiss cheese' annexation case

    The fate of an annexation approved more than six years ago by the Lebanon City Council now rests in the hands of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    On Nov. 14, Attorney Keith Brown presented the city's case, while Attorney Jim Avritt Sr. spoke on behalf of the property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Governor orders flags to half-staff to honor Marion County deputy

    The following statements was issued by the Governor's Office:

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in honor of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who died earlier this week after being shot during a routine traffic stop in Marion County.

  • Judicial center, Sheriff's office will be closed Friday, Nov. 16

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed on Friday, Nov. 16, in observance of the untimely death of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be closed, although they will be answering calls.

    The judicial center houses the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office. The judicial center and the circuit clerk's office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 19.