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  • Fiscal Court approves 2011-12 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the second reading of the 2011-12 budget during its June 16 meeting.

    The budget was approved 3-0, since Magistrates Steve Masterson and John Arthur Elder III were not present at the meeting.

  • Leadership Lebanon applications are being accepted

    The 2011-12 class of Leadership Lebanon-Marion County is currently forming. The first meeting will be held at a mandatory retreat in September. Leadership activities are held the third Thursday of every month through May. Topics discussed each month will be education, industry, agriculture, tourism, medicine, media, and justice, among others.
    To participate in this year’s program or for more information, contact Adam Poff at (270) 692-0375 or Wally Brady at (270) 692-8695.
    All applications must be returned by Aug. 1.
     

  • City gets $32,600 for portable power supply

    The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) awarded a $32,600 State Homeland Security Grant to the City of Lebanon to purchase a portable power supply, Gov. Steve Beshear announced recently.
    “Homeland Security grants are a vital component in helping keep the Commonwealth safe and secure,” Gov. Beshear said. “They provide funds that enable our first responders to have the latest and best tools needed in their critical missions. This power supply will be an essential piece of equipment during natural and manmade disasters.”

  • Special city council meeting tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 20.

    The agenda includes two items: a request from Jim Tabor and discussion regarding the Marion County Area Technology Center house.

  • UPDATE: Epps apologizes to family, friends, community

    Anthony Epps resigned as the Marion County High School boys basketball coach following his arrest early Saturday morning for driving under the influence.

    Epps was arrested June 18, according to Captain David Earl Gribbins of the Marion County Detention Center and Sgt. Mike Luckett with the Lebanon Police Department.

    In an email statement, Epps apologized to his family, friends, the school administration and to the community.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. June 16

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in a regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Items on the agenda include:
    - Minutes of June 2 and June 4 meetings
    - Second reading of the 2011-12 fiscal court budget
    - Standing order to pre-approve certain recurring expenses
    - Transfer of funds within the 2010-11 budget
    - Second reading of the revised Marion County Administrative Code

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. June 16

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in a regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Items on the agenda include:
    - Minutes of June 2 and June 4 meetings
    - Second reading of the 2011-12 fiscal court budget
    - Standing order to pre-approve certain recurring expenses
    - Transfer of funds within the 2010-11 budget
    - Second reading of the revised Marion County Administrative Code

  • 'Faces of Cancer' photo exhibit coming to library

    The Kentucky Cancer Program has created a photographic tribute to cancer survivors. The exhibit will be on display at the Marion County Public Library from June 21-30.
    A reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 to coincide with the opening of the exhibit. Inspirational stories about each survivor pictured are also part of the exhibit.
    Martha Mattingly of Lebanon is one of featured survivors.

  • Drug testing decision tabled

    There will not be student drug testing at Marion County High School, for now at least.

    The Marion County Board of Education tabled the decision to approve a drug testing policy Tuesday evening, June 14, during its regular monthly meeting.

    In March, the board unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for a drug-testing program at MCHS for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Final farewell

    Family, friends, law enforcement officers, local and national officials and members of the public were among the hundreds of people who gathered Saturday afternoon at Marion County High School to pay their respects to Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell.

    During the service, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, who had appointed Bell as the police chief just 14 months earlier, commended Bell for his leadership, his perseverance and his ability to smile in any situation.