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  • Proposed bill protects religions from performing gay marriages

    By James Pilcher
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • Honorary graduate

    Amanda Lyvers receives an honorary diploma from Marion County High School. Lyvers is a Marion County resident who recently graduated from the Kentucky School for the Blind. Also pictured is Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • County judge: Let us know about road problems

    The recent storms have kept Marion County road crews busy, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Crews were out late last night and early this morning trying to clear debris, according to Daugherty. He said that three tress fell on Jed Gaddie Road and Salt Lick Road was impassable for a time.

    He also encouraged the public to notify the county if they find roads that are obstructed.

    "If you see something, please let us know," Daugherty said.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, at city hall.

    The agenda includes:

    • Delegations

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Payment of bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

    • New business:

    - Discussion of the 2015 city property tax rate

    - Recommendation for a zoning change

  • Tourism commission meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • Old business:

    - Election of treasurer

    - Marion County Fairgrounds sign

    • New business

  • Flash flood watch in effect until Wednesday morning

    More periods of heavy rainfall are expected Monday and Tuesday, July 13-14, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The flash flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 15.

    According to the weather service, rounds of "strong to severe" thunderstorms are expected to continue through Tuesday evening. Large hail, torrential rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible, according to the weather service.

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The flash flood watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday, July 11.

    According to the weather service, more rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to move through the region Friday.

  • School board meets today

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Amend Agenda 

    • Presentation of 2015 Honorary Diploma to Amanda Lyvers

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report 

    - Substitutes committee report, Jennifer Osbourne

  • Chamber director resigns

    Stacy Mattingly has resigned as the executive director of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    In a letter received July 3 by the chamber’s board of directors, Mattingly expressed her gratitude to the current and past board members. Mattingly has served as the chamber director since 2008.

    “I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had and I’ve learned,” she wrote.

  • Sound of Music starts Thursday

    Kentucky Classic Theatre will be presenting Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” July 9-11 and July 16-18 at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    A live orchestra will help retell the story of the Von Trapp family in pre-World War II Austria. This performance lasts approximately two and a half hours. Tickets are available at www.mykct.com or by calling  270-321-0218.