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  • March 22 was Lady Knights Day in Marion County

    In recognition of the Marion County Lady Knights winning the 2013 Sweet 16 and finishing the season 39-0, the Marion County Fiscal Court has approved a resolution declaring March 22 as Lady Knights Day.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told the team during the March 21 fiscal court meeting that the court and the entire county was proud of them for their accomplishments on and off the court.

    Here is the text of the proclamation:


    FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marin County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, on the second floor of the David Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Approval of minutes of the previous meeting

    - Consider proclamation of  “Marion County Lady Knights Day”

    - Consider request of Marion County Conservation District funding increase/special district

    - Presentation on employee term insurance options by Liberty National Insurance representative 

  • Special tourism meeting scheduled for today, March 21

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes three items:

    - Annual review of the executive director

    - Way finding signs

    - New director search process

  • 4-H speech judges still needed

    The Marion County 4-H Speech program is in need of judges for this year’s speeches. Businesses, organizations and individuals are all welcomed and encouraged volunteer. While Lebanon Middle School and Glasscock Elementary have already completed their speeches, the remaining school speech dates are as follows:
    • March 21 - Lebanon Elementary
    • March 22 - Calvary Elementary
    • March 26 - St. Augustine
    • March 27 — West Marion Elementary
    • March 29 — St. Charles Middle

  • City will no longer work on private property

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has issued a memo instructing city employees not to work on private property.
    Crenshaw issued the memo March 11, noting that city employees have assisted homeowners and business owners with minor matters.
    “While these acts may have been performed with good intentions, they must not continue,” Crenshaw wrote.
    Going forward, Crenshaw wrote that city will follow the letter of the law.
    Look for more on this in a future edition.

  • LMS named one of the ‘Schools to Watch’

    Lebanon Middle School was recently named one of the 2013 Kentucky Schools to Watch. Currently, there are only 13 schools statewide that have been designated as Schools to Watch and approximately 400 schools nationally.
    The Schools to Watch program is part of an initiative developed and guided by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.
    Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton said he’s extremely proud of the students, staff and administration for the achievement.

  • Smoking cessation class starts April 2
  • Lightning strikes extension office

    Lightning struck Monday at the back of the Marion County Cooperative Extension Office on Fairground Road. The strike knocked out power to the rear of the office, and destroyed the 4-H ham house near the building. No injuries were reported as a result of the strike. The FFA and 4-H programs were using the ham house to cure ham. Shrapnel from the explosion was embedded is several of the hams.

  • State ethics panel charges Richie Farmer with 42 violations

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Former state Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has been charged with 42 counts of ethics violations by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The announcement was made Monday afternoon by the commission, Louisville TV station WDRB reported on its website.
    Farmer, a one-time UK basketball star and former candidate for lieutenant governor, had been criticized for his spending habits while serving two terms as agriculture commissioner.

  • April 15 is tax-filing deadline

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Income taxes must be filed by Monday, April 15. New this year is the Kentucky Department of Revenue's “Where’s My Refund,” an online resource that allows taxpayers to check the status of their 2012 individual income tax refund.