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  • City council to hold special-called meeting Aug. 27

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to have a specia-called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at city hall.

    The items on the agenda are as follows:

    - A noise variance request by the Generation Gap from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 for the annual Block Party. The Generation Gap has also requested closing M.L. King from Depot Street to Proctor Knott Avenue during this event.

  • Tonya Ford found guilty, jury recommends 20-year sentence

    By Calen McKinney
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

  • State police seeks Adair jail escapees

    From the Kentucky State Police

    On Wednesday, the Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia received a call at 11 p.m. of two escapees from the Adair County Regional Jail Class D Minimum Security Facility. Trooper Chris Saunders responded to the facility to discover Antonio Howard and Ira Boles had walked away.
    Boles age twenty six is from Florence described as a white male, 6'1, 150 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt, dark shorts, and dark shoes.

  • Sanitation worker from Loretto injured in Nelson County

    From The Kentucky Standard
     
    A sanitation worker was tossed in the air and landed on his shoulder as he was trying to cross Louisville Road/U.S. 31E Wednesday.
    According to a Nelson County Sheriff’s report, James V. Devine, 39, of Bardstown, was traveling northbound on Louisville Road. A garbage truck was stopped in the southbound lane.
    Robert E. Clark, of Loretto, was crossing the northbound lane of Louisville Road on foot.
    Devine stated that Clark walked into his lane of travel, according to the report.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will hold a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 23, in room 201 of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Public hearing on county's five-year solid waste management plan

    - Resolution to designate Marion County as a "Single County Waste Management Area"

    - Resolution and agreement on road resurfacing using "flex funds"

  • Library film club to start Sept. 15

    The Marion County Public Library's Film Club will meet Sept. 15 to watch the movie "The Children's Hour" in the large meeting room at the library.

    Adults 18 and older are welcome to participate in the Film Club. The meetings will show thought-provoking and entertaining movies worth spirited discussion.

    Participation in the club is free. Anyone who would like more information, can contact Terry Brockman at the library, (270) 692-4698.

  • Lt. Governor to speak in Lebanon Thursday

    Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson will be in Lebanon Thursday.

    Abramson will be the featured speaker at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Aug. 23 at the Marion County Extension Office on Fairground Road.

    Abramson was the longest-serving mayor of Louisville, winning five terms in that office. Last November, he was elected lt. governor as Gov. Steve Beshear's running mate. He is the chairman of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform.

  • Disaster preparedness training starts Aug. 28

    The American Red Cross is offering a free five-session course to volunteers and other agency members who work with disaster situations.

    The sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dates of the sessions are Aug. 28, Aug. 30, Sept. 11, Sept. 13 and Sept. 15. All of the sessions will be held at the David R. Hourigan Building located on Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

    Pre-registration is required because classes are limited to 25 participants.

  • Most local races are uncontested

    On Nov. 6, voters will be casting ballots for national, state and local offices, but the local races may have already been decided.

    Unless someone files to run as a write-in candidate, there will not be any contested races for city or school board offices. The deadline for write-in candidates to file is Oct. 26.

    In Lebanon, the only candidates who have filed are the six incumbents on the Lebanon City Council. They are Jerry Abell, Denise Fogle, Jay Grundy, Kate Palagi, Jim Richardson and Darin Spalding.

  • Health status

    By Nick Schrager, correspondent

    "What would a healthy community here look like?"

    That question, and many more, was posed at the Marion County Health Forum, which was held Monday, Aug. 13, at the David Hourigan Government Center.