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Government

  • Gay couple turned away third time by Rowan clerk

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - James Yates and William Smith Jr., a couple of nearly 10 years, left the Rowan County Courthouse on Thursday frustrated and angry after clerks refused them a marriage license for a third time in recent weeks.
    But the pair promised to return.
    "It's just making us want to press more," Yates said. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis “can’t get away with this because it will open the door for so many other rights to be just thrown away.”

  • School board discussing tax rates on Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be holding a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the board office to discuss the proposed 2015-16 property tax rates. A regular board meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

    The school board’s current tax rate is 53.8 cents per $100 in property valuation. The board can consider a rate between the compensating rate and the 4 percent rate.

  • E911 equipment set for installation next month

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said Thursday that enhanced 911 equipment is scheduled to be installed in September at the Lebanon Police Department.
    Now, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the City of Lebanon need to sign off on an addendum to an interlocal cooperation agreement related to E911.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Revised final county appropriation for the Marion County PVA for 2015-16

    - 2015-16 inter-scholastic and extracurricular funding agreement with the Marion County Board of Education

    - Maintenance service agreement with Jodie's Business Machines

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Revised final county appropriation for the Marion County PVA for 2015-16

    - 2015-16 inter-scholastic and extracurricular funding agreement with the Marion County Board of Education

    - Maintenance service agreement with Jodie's Business Machines

  • School tax rate hearing set for Aug. 27

    After more than two hours of discussions in executive session that spanned two meetings, the Marion County Board of Education concluded its summative evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser Thursday evening, Aug. 13.
    And the board thinks she’s doing well, based on the statement issued at the Aug. 13 meeting.
    “The board met in closed session and we are pleased to render an evaluation rating of 3.64. This equates to an evaluation between excellent and outstanding,” Board Chairman Mike Cecil read from the joint statement.

  • School board: Superintendent "between excellent and outstanding”

    After more than two hours of discussions in executive session that spanned two meetings, the Marion County Board of Education concluded its summative evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on Aug. 13.

    And the board thinks she’s doing well, based on the statement issued at the of the Aug. 13 meeting.

    “The board met in closed session and we are pleased to render an evaluation rating of 3.64. This equates to an evaluation between excellent and outstanding,” Board Chairman Mike Cecil read from the joint statement.

  • School board meets Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the board office. The agenda appears below.

    I. Call to Order

    II. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    III. Communications

    - Superintendent report 

    - ACT scores presentation

    - Finance report

    - Upcoming tax rates

    - School donations

    IV. Student Learning Services

  • Part of Loretto Road changing to North Loretto Road

    As the county moves a little closer to implementing enhanced 911, the Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to rename a portion of Loretto Road as North Loretto Road during its Aug. 6 meeting.
    Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at last week’s meeting.

  • Police remind Lebanon residents about grass clippings

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady has issued a reminder to Lebanon residents to keep grass clippings out of the street.

    As part of that reminder, Brady included City Ordinance No. 2014-08, subsection 5, which reads:

    (5) Obstruction of storm water and drainage facilities: