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Government

  • City residents, businesses reminded to post address numbers

    The City of Lebanon would like to remind residents that a city ordinance requires address numbers to be posted on all dwellings, businesses and homes within city limits. Numbers should be at least four inches tall and posted so they are easily visible from the street.
    John Thompson, the city’s building inspector, said the city wants to remind residents that the law is in place to meet requirements to implement enhanced 911. He said residents have until April 1 to post the numbers.

  • First candidate files for county judge

    Douglas Lee Mattingly is the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring in the 2014 race for Marion County judge/executive.
    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to file their nomination papers for the 2014 primary elections.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far, according the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website. An (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.

    U.S. Senate
    Republicans: Matt Bevin of Louisville, Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro and Mitch McConnell (I)

  • Tourist commission, city council have meetings on Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are each scheduled to meet Monday, Jan. 13.

    The tourist commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. in room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Mary Kay Clements on behalf of the Marion County Heritage Center

    - Minutes of the Dec. 9 meeting

    - Treasurer's report

    - Executive director's report

    - New business: STR report clustering

    - Old business: delegation and downtown sound system

  • State senator holding coffee with constituents Jan. 14

     State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) is holding a coffee with constituents at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce in Lebanon.

    Higdon will speak about the 2014 legislative session. The coffee is open to anyone who would like to attend.

  • Karen Spalding was the ‘epitome’ of public service

    Family, friends and community members filled St. Augustine Church Friday to say good-bye to Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding.

    “She cared and she showed it. Live up to that,” Fr. Mark Spalding told those gathered for the funeral Mass.

    Spalding died Dec. 30 at Norton Hospital in Louisville where she was being treated after suffering a heart attack. She was 57.

  • Sandusky appointed as acting clerk

    Following the death of Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly was charged with appointing an acting clerk.
    Ann Sandusky, who has worked in the county clerk’s office for seven years, was appointed last week to serve the remainder of Spalding’s term, which expires Dec. 31.
    Sandusky said the office feels overwhelmed without Spalding, and they will be busy in the coming months notifying voters of changes to the county’s voting precincts.

  • Fiscal court approves county clerk’s budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Jan. 2 approved the Marion County Clerk’s 2014 budget.
    The county clerk’s budget shows an anticipated increase in revenues and disbursement from $2.82 million in 2013 to $3.02 million is 2014.
    The budget was submitted by Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding prior to the court’s Dec. 19 meeting. Spalding died Dec. 30 after suffering a heart attack.
    In other business:

  • Garbage collection suspended due to weather

     Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly released the following announcement:

    Due to the excessive cold temperatures and wind chills predicted for the next couple of  days, there will be no garbage collection on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

    There will however be  a “double-up day” on Wednesday. Jan. 8, 2014.

  • Judicial center closed; library opening at 11

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the anticipated bad weather, according to Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    The Marion County Public Library will be open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • County offices closing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for clerk's funeral

     Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly sent the following announcement about county office closings on Friday:

    In order for county officials, employees and co-workers to attend the funeral of our beloved County Clerk Karen Spalding—