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  • Special city council meeting tonight, Feb. 22

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in special session at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following items:

     

    - Facilities Plan Update Presentation by CDP Engineers

     

    - State’s economic incentive program discussion presented by Tom Lund, Economic Development

     

    - Council Concurrence to Advertise for a Police Officer

     

    - Council Concurrence of the Mayor’s Appointment of Jerry Evans to the Human Rights Commission

     

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday, Feb. 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

    The following items are on the agenda:

    - To consider a change in the contribution schedule for HRA/EBA member benefits

    - To consider escrow and disbursement agreement with the Marion County Board of Education regarding LGEA funds

    - To consider a renewal of the county's policy with Delta Dental

    - To consider amendments to the 2009-10 budget

    - To consider a memorandum of understanding regarding a 2010 ambulance service grant

  • No school Wednesday, Feb. 17

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed, Wednesday, Feb. 17, because of winter weather and dangerous road conditions.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a 40 percent chance of snow showers Tuesday evening with a low around 22 degrees and wind between 9 and 13 miles per hour.

    For Wednesday, the weather service is predicting similar conditions with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Wednesday night, the low is predicted to be around 21 degrees with winds between 7 and 10 miles per hour.

     

  • Melt-down Marion County registration is this month

    Anyone interested in losing weight and making lifestyle changes is invited to sign up for Melt-Down Marion County.

    Registration will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Marion County Extension Office.

    Weekly sessions will be held each Thursday from March 4 through April 22. Weigh-ins will begin at 5 p.m. and programs will start at 5:30 p.m.

    For more information, call the Marion County Health Department (270) 692-3393, Marion County Community Education (270) 699-3906 or the Marion County Extension Service (270) 692-2421. 

  • Lebanon man arrested for child pornography possession

    A Lebanon man is facing accusations of possessing child pornography following his arrest Feb. 1.

    Sherman Pike of Lebanon was arrested after a search warrant was executed on his apartment by members of the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Attorney General's Office, the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

    He was arraigned Feb. 3 in Marion District Court before Judge Connie Phillips.

  • Boil water advisory has been lifted

    The boil water advisory for the City of Lebanon was lifted as of 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13., according to John "Quincy" Thomas of the Lebanon Water Works.

    The advisory was issued as a result of a chemical feed machine malfunction at the treatment plant. Thomas said the machine has already been repaired.

  • Industrial foundation reports on 2009

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation presented its annual report Feb. 4 to the Marion County Fiscal Court and Feb. 8 to the Lebanon City Council.

    According to the report, Marion County received good news in 2009 in spite of the down economy. Local industries Angell-Demmel, Curtis Maruyasu, Wilbert Custom Plastics and Summa Technology all announced plans to expand.

  • Accepting RACHEL's CHALLENGE

    Craig Scott issued a challenge to local middle and high school students Monday.

    It's a message Scott has delivered hundreds of times to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of students around the country. It's a message that was inspired by his own experience as one of the survivors of the Columbine High School shootings that took place April 20, 1999.

    And it was also inspired by his sister, Rachel Joy Scott, who was the first person killed that day.

    "She believed that no great person has ever done anything great on their own," Scott said.

  • City agrees to hire lobbyist

    The Lebanon City Council voted 5-0 Monday to help the Marion County Fiscal Court hire a lobbyist in Frankfort. While they aren't the first city or county to employ a legislative agent, this is the first time the two local governing bodies have done so.

    City Councilman Bill Pickerill was not present at Monday's meeting.

  • Ready to listen and learn

    The day after he won the special election for the 24th District state representative seat, Terry Mills was enjoying a break after 28 straight days of campaigning and catching up on some housework.

    "I'm happy I can take a day and kind of relax," he said.

    But Mills, 59, didn't get to rest for long.

    Monday morning, the Secretary of State's office certified the election results, and Mills was sworn in as the state's newest state representative that afternoon.