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  • Kentucky voters want the option of local sales tax

     By Sebastian Kitchen

    The Courier-Journal

    Most Kentuckians favor giving local communities the option to raise their own sales tax — for a limited time to pay for specific projects such as roads or libraries, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

  • City council meets Monday evening

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Delegations

    - Approval of minutes

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

    - New business:

    • A resolution to apply for assistance from the state revolving loan program under the federal drinking water revolving fund

    • An ordinance creating a franchise for the erection, laying and maintenance of electric facilities

  • Library will open at noon

    Marion County Public Schools are closed today, but the Marion County Public Library will be open for limited hours.

    The library will be open from noon to 5 p.m. this afternoon.

  • City council holding work session Friday on KU franchise agreement

    The Lebanon City Council will be holding a work session at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at city hall.

    During the session, the council will discuss its upcoming franchise renewal agreement with Kentucky Utilities.

  • Marion County schools will be closed Thursday

    Marion County schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 6.

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said schools will be closed Thursday due to winter weather.

    The National Weather Service has issued a travel advisory until midnight due to light snow accumulation and icy conditions in Central Kentucky.

    Likewise, remaining moisture could refreeze with temperatures in the mid-20s this evening, and black ice has already been reported in some areas, according to the weather service.

  • Driven by faith

    For more than a quarter century, the Rev. Tommy Calhoun has been leading and serving the congregation of First Baptist Church of Lebanon.
    And it may have started because of some peculiar weather.
    Rev. Calhoun said he felt for years that he was being called to ministry. As he was going to bed one Saturday night when he was 28 years old, he asked God to give him a sign. When he got up for church the next morning, he looked out his rear window and saw that it was raining. When he walked to the front of the house, he saw the sun shining.

  • Local residents recovering after single-vehicle accidents Monday

    Stephen Hart of Gravel Switch was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning at University Hospital in Louisville where he is recovering after a single-vehicle accident Monday.
    Hart, 27, was a passenger in a 1994 Dodge pick-up traveling south on Hwy. 49. Jesse Bohanon, 58, of Lebanon was driving when he hit some slush in the road and lost control of the vehicle. His vehicle traveled over an embankment and struck a tree, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Belcher.
    The accident occurred near Wheatley’s Body Shop on Hwy. 49.

  • Former Community Action employee files lawsuit

    Clarence Sickles filed a civil complaint against his former employer, Central Kentucky Community Action, on Jan. 29 in Marion Circuit Court.
    According to that complaint, Sickles of 224 E. Chandler Street in Lebanon suffered a “significant injury” while working and that injury has limited his ability to work and perform major life activities.

  • Radon test kits available

    Radon test kits are available for free in the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office until supplies run out. These kits can be used to measure radon levels in a home or business. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To learn more about the risks of radon, visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/.
     

  • Radon test kits available

    Radon test kits are available for free in the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office until supplies run out. These kits can be used to measure radon levels in a home or business. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing an estimated 21,000 deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To learn more about the risks of radon, visit http://www.epa.gov/radon/.