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  • Hobby Lobby case decision gets mixed reviews

     By Laurel Wilson

    Bowling Green Daily News

    Local reaction was mixed to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last week that gives closely held corporations the right to deny contraceptive coverage based on religious beliefs.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda of tonight's meeting includes several items. Two delegations are listed as well (Amanda Beard and Barney Tharp) at the end of the agenda.

    The agenda is as follows:

    CALL TO ORDER

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

  • Tourist commission holding special-called meeting July 7

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the June 9 meeting

    • Treasurer's report and expenses

    • Executive director's report

    • Executive session

    Tourism Director Carla Wagner explained that the executive session is to discuss the sale or acquisition of property.

  • Storm water report to be presented Monday evening

    Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas has released the following announcement:

    "The completed storm water report will be presented to the Lebanon City Council on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. by O'Brien and Gere Engineers.

    It will cover historical data of areas, the collection of rainfall data for our area during the last several months, how this information was assimilated into various "models" -- showing what happens under different rainfall events.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in regular session on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the July 3 meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Marion County Clerk's request for tax appeals board expense

    - Review employee performance review/evaluation instrument

  • Enterprise's internet connection is down

    The Lebanon Enterprise's internet connection is down, which is preventing Enterprise staff from receiving email messages.

    Anyone trying to email information about advertising or news items should call the office at 270-692-6026.

    We are working to correct the situation as soon as possible.

  • McConnell visiting Lebanon today

    US Senator Mitch McConnell is scheduled to visit Marion County today, July 2.

    His office announced that he will be at the Marion County Ag Extension Office at 1:45 p.m. to meet with Marion County farmers.

  • Former youth services director receives three-year diversion

    Charles E. Spalding Jr., 43, of 25 C. Ashbury Drive in Bardstown received three years of pretrial diversion for second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. This was amended from an original charge of first-degree sexual abuse.

     

    As a term of his pretrial diversion, Spalding must serve a 30-day alternate sentence with work release, complete a counseling program approved by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and have no contact with children through his employment.

  • Medical marijuana a long way off

     By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    With the General Assembly passing cannabis-related bills the past two legislative sessions, medical marijuana supporters now hope lawmakers seriously consider legalizing the drug for prescription use.

  • County offices will be closed Friday

     David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Friday, July 4, for 

    Independence Day, and Saturday, July 5. 

    This includes the Marion County Clerk’s Office, the County Judge/Executive’s Office, the PVA Office and the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office will respond to calls through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (270-692-2121), however.