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Government

  • 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:

  • Coyle named emergency management director

    A man with more than 30 years of emergency services experience has been appointed the new Marion County emergency management director. Chris Coyle was chosen to fill the vacant seat by Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.
    “Chris has been working in the community for a long time,” Daugherty said. “Lots of experience and just a good guy.”

  • Attorney general warns consumers of IRS scam

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway warns Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Top 10 zingers from Fancy Farm 2015

    By Joseph Gerth & Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

  • Obama spells out EPA’s tougher carbon rules

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    With much at stake for Kentucky and Indiana, the battle over climate pollution intensified in the days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency planned to unveil its final rules to curb heat-trapping gases from the nation’s power plants.
    “Climate change is not a problem for another generation, not anymore,” President Barack Obama said Sunday, as highlights of the rule leaked out of Washington.

  • Mills, Overly campaigning for Conway on Aug. 4

    State Rep. Terry Mills and State Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris) will be in Lebanon Tuesday to speak on behalf of Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign. Conway is the Kentucky Attorney General, and Overly is his running mate. Mills and Overly will be appearing from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, 110 W. Mulberry Street. This is across the street from the Lebanon Police Department. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 21st Century Learning Center, 214 N. Harrison Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes a discussion of staff drug testing, graduation requirements and the superintendent's evaluation. The evaluation is toward the end of the agenda, and the board is scheduled to go into executive session for the preliminary discussions related to that evaluation. A written evaluation will be presented in open session.
    Here is the agenda:
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence