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  • County has new 4-H agent

    Rebecca Hill started her new job as the Marion County 4-H extension agent last week, but she's already impressed with what she's seen, including the shooting sports club, the livestock club and weekly craft classes.

    "They've been going on even without an agent, so that says a lot about how great the volunteers are here in Marion County," said Hill, 22.

    Hill replaces Julie Howell, who left the 4-H position in January of 2009.

  • School board receives tentative budget

    As the state legislature was working to approve a budget during last week's special session, the Marion County Board of Education received a tentative version of its budget for the 2010-11 school year.

    Lisa Caldwell, the district finance director, presented the initial budget proposal to the board members during a special-called meeting May 25.

    "Don't get too wrapped up in this tentative budget," Caldwell said. "The real work is to come with the working budget, which isn't due until August or September."

  • Magistrates approve first reading of 2010-11 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of its 2010-11 budget during its June 3 meeting.

    The total budget appropriation in the proposed budget was nearly $12.4 million.

    The general fund appropriations were nearly $5.2 million, and the road fund was more than $2.1 million.

    The proposed jail fund was nearly $3.8 million. The LGEA fund was $60,000, and the EMS fund was almost $1.1 million.

  • History in the (re)making

    Saturday, Union and Confederate soldiers will meet once again, only this time it will be at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    The Lebanon Human Rights Commission is hosting its Camp Crittendon - Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the soccer fields across the street from the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    "You couldn't ask for a better place," said Gaye Clark, a graduate of Lebanon High School and the commander of the 14th Kentucky Light Artillery, a Union unit.

  • Call waiting

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen knows his city needs a cell phone tower. That belief was reinforced May 2, when floodwaters spilled into town and cut off access into and out of Bradfordsville.

    "Through the flood, it showed how much we need cell service," Edelen said.

    But for now, Bradfordsville residents will continue to wait for that service.

  • FEMA meeting with flood victims today, June 9

    Marion County residents who were affected by the May 2 flooding will have a chance to meet with FEMA officials at 6:30 p.m. today, June 9, in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon.

    People who received flood damage, which includes basement flooding, damage to living space and other personal property damage, and who may need to file a claim for flood losses should attend the meeting.

    A federal disaster declaration was issued after the May 2 flooding.

  • FEMA meeting with flood victims Wednesday

    Marion County residents who were affected by the May 2 flooding will have a chance to meet with FEMA officials at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. (Please note the location has changed from an earlier announcement.)

    People who received flood damage, which includes basement flooding, damage to living space and other personal property damage, and who may need to file a claim for flood losses should attend the meeting.

    A federal disaster declaration was issued after the May 2 flooding.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting Tuesday, June 8

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.

    The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session on the 2010-11 city budget.

  • Mayor anticipates smaller budget for 2010-11

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw made several recommendations of investments the City of Lebanon should make in the coming year during his annual budget address to the Lebanon City Council Thursday. However, he cautioned that he expects the City of Lebanon to have a leaner budget in fiscal year 2010-11 than it did in 2009-10.

  • A dedicated mom

    When Travis Peers and Lauren Spalding speak about their mother, Jannetta, one word comes up frequently - dedicated.

    "She could do anything she wanted," Spalding said.