.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Government

  • County Clerk's Office will be closed today

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will closed today, but it will resume regular hours Saturday, 8:20 to 11:50 a.m.

    The office is closed for the funeral of Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Spalding at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon with interments to follow at the church cemetery.

    Expressions of sympathy can be made as contributions to the Marion County Handicapped Association or to the American Heart Association.

  • Fiscal court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - CDBG grant award for MCAH workshop expansion project

    - Recommendation of Jailer Barry Brady for the detention center medical provider contract

    - Transfer of 2013-2014 funds budgeted for Marion County Detention Center

  • Candidate filings for 2014 elections

    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 and Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro; Democrats: Tom Recktenwald of Louisville.

  • County files claim in condemnation case

    The City of Lebanon is seeking to condemn a vacant property on the corner of E. Walnut Street and Woodlawn Avenue, but the Marion County government has filed counter- and cross-claims over the same property.

  • County Clerk's funeral was today

     A funeral Mass for Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

    Spalding died Monday at Norton Hospital in Louisville where she was being treated. 

    She was flown to Louisville Dec. 26. She had suffered a massive heart attack, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Expressions of sympathy can be made as contributions to the Marion County Handicapped Association or to the American Heart Association.

  • Do you need assistance with your heating costs?

    Beginning Monday January 13, 2014, your local Community Action Office will be assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP CRISIS Program.
    To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis.  You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company or be out of bulk fuel within 4 days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • Fiscal court approves harassment training for employees

    Marion County employees and officials might be undergoing sexual harassment training in 2014.
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented a proposal to the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Dec. 19 meeting.
    “After what’s happened from everything to the NFL to the state house with Representative [John] Arnold from a liability standpoint, it would be good if we had access to training in harassment,” Judge Mattingly said.
    Arnold resigned his seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives but has denied the allegations.

  • Local legislators getting ready for 2014 session

    State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon have each prefiled bills for the 2014 General Assembly, which begins Jan. 7.
    Their bills deal with texting and driving, gambling addiction, and eminent domain, although they agreed the budget would be the biggest issue the legislature will address during the 60-day session.
    Mills’ first bill (BR 53) is similar to one he has introduced in previous sessions. This bill would set aside funding to help provide treatment for people with gambling addictions.

  • Fiscal court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 19, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    The agenda for today’s meeting includes:
    - The minutes of the previous meeting
    - 2014 county holiday schedule
    - Approved of second 2013-14 allocations for county fire departments
    - State Auditor’s report on the sheriff’s budget for year ending Dec. 31, 2012
    - Appointment of Marion County Extension District Board members
    - Staff, employee and public official training for the first quarter of 2014

  • City seeks to condemn Walnut Street property

    On Dec. 2, the City of Lebanon filed a petition of condemnation in Marion Circuit Court against Barry Bright of South Jordan, Utah, and his relatives.
    The city is seeking to condemn the property at 304 E. Walnut Street, which is at the corner of Woodlawn and Walnut Streets. According to the petition, the property is “vacant, abandoned and neglected.”