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Government

  • Court receives $400,000 for road surfacing

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will receive $400,000 in discretionary road funds from the state during the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    During their Sept. 4 meeting, the magistrates voted 4-0 to approve the agreement to receive the funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. (Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at last week’s meeting.)
    The agreement lists the roads that are scheduled for repaving this year.
    They are:
    • 3.08 miles of Logan Road from US 68 to the Washington County line

  • Special-called Lebanon City Council meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 10

    A special meeting of the Lebanon City Council will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Lebanon City Hall.

    The purpose of the meeting is as follows:

    • Council approval of the second reading of Ordinance No. 2014-10, an ordinance fixing the tax rate and levying an ad valorem tax for city purposes for the Fiscal Year of 2014-2015 and Providing How the Funds so Raised Shall be Expended

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes the following:

    COMMUNICATIONS

    • Former board members recognition 

    • Superintendent’s report 

    • Financial report – Lisa Caldwell 

  • Tourist commission meets today

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Recognition of former commissioner Carlotta Brussell

    • Minutes of the Aug. 13 meeting

    • Treasurer’s report

    • New business

    - Patent and trademark renewal

    - Executive director search committee

    - Executive director search ad

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday, Sept. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda is as follows:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Second reading of the budget amendment on receipt of Marion County Board of Education funds

    • Appointment of Marion County Public Library Board trustee

    • Memorandum of agreement with the Lincoln Trail Board of Health for emergency facility use

  • Lebanon tax hearing set for Sept. 8

    The City of Lebanon has scheduled a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at city hall regarding its proposed 2014-15 property tax rate.
    The city is considering a rate of 20.3 cents per $100 valuation. This is an increase over the current rate of 19.8 cents per $100 valuation.
    At the higher tax rate, the city projects that it would receive $615,257 in revenue compared to $591,870 if it leaves the tax rate unchanged.
    The city’s compensating rate would be 19.6 cents per $100 valuation.
     

  • Beshear signs bill revamping state's juvenile justice system

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday joined state and local leaders to ceremonially sign legislation that revamps Kentucky’s juvenile justice system by steering more young offenders into community-based treatment instead of locking them up in detention centers.

  • School board keeps tax rate unchanged

    The Marion County Board of Education on Thursday voted 3-0 to keep its property tax rates unchanged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The tax rate last year was 53.8 cents per $100 valuation on real and personal property. That will remain the rate for 2014-15.

  • Court approves funds for tech school equipment

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved funding last week to purchase new tools for the industrial maintenance program at the Marion County Area Technology Center.
    The Marion County Board of Education recently returned $112,000 to the fiscal court. That money had been intended for improvements at the tech center.
    By getting the money back, the court has direct control over how those funds will be used. The magistrates have asked the county attorney to draft a memorandum of agreement with the Marion County Jobs Consortium.

  • Governor's race heating up

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    While all eyes are on Kentucky’s contentious U.S. Senate race as Election Day nears, another battle between GOP hopefuls for governor is nearing a boil.