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  • County offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day

    Marion County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Day, according to County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    He added that no garbage will be picked up Monday. Instead the normal Monday route will be picked up Tuesday along with the regular Tuesday route.

     

  • Marion County schools are closed today

    Marion County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 16, due to the extreme cold weather, according to Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum.

    The National Weather Service is projecting a high temperature of 17 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 degree Celsius).

    A wind chill advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. This means cold air and wind combine to created low wind chills which can result in frostbite if precautions are not taken.

    Marcum also sent a reminder that school is closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Day.

     

  • Fiscal court meeting Thursday, Jan. 8

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the David Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue.

    The court will discuss the 2009 county employee holiday schedule and the 2009 clerk's budget, according to the agenda.

    Other items on the agenda include setting maximum amounts for deputies and assistants, a revised proposal for street lighting at Hwy. 429 and the Lebanon bypass, and the renewal of the county's contract with Medical Claims Assistance Inc.

  • City council meeting at 7 p.m.

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall.

    The city is scheduled to hear from Jesse Bohannon regarding The Cadillac Pool, according to the agenda.

    In addition to hearing department reports, the city council is also scheduled to consider a request to change two-hour parking on the west side of the 100 block of N. Spalding Avenue to 30-minute parking. 

  • Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the school board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    From 5:30-6:45 p.m., the board members are scheduled to conduct their self-evaluation. The regular board meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

    The re-elected board members are scheduled to take the oath of office.

    Other items on the agenda include reports from the superintendent and the wellness committee as well as the financial report and the district's gap analysis report.

  • MAC escapee has been caught

    Richard Hager, 32, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center Friday night, Jan. 3, was apprehended by the Lebanon Police at 10:44 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8.

    Hager is now being held at the Marion County Detention Center.

    At the time of his escape, Hager was serving a six-year sentence for first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle) and second-degree persistent felony offender. He would have been eligible for parole in November of 2009, and his scheduled release date was Jan. 1, 2012.

     

     

  • Fiscal court meeting Thursday, Jan. 8

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the David Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue.

    The court will discuss the 2009 county employee holiday schedule and the 2009 clerk's budget, according to the agenda.

    Other items on the agenda include setting maximum amounts for deputies and assistants, a revised proposal for street lighting at Hwy. 429 and the Lebanon bypass, and the renewal of the county's contract with Medical Claims Assistance Inc.

  • Ready to Saddle Up

    I want to be a cowboy’s sweetheart. 

    I want to learn to rope and ride.

    I want to ride o’er the plains and the deserts

    Out west of the Great Divide.

  • New Year holiday garbage schedule and closings

    There will be garbage pick-up on Wednesday, Dec.  31, New Years Eve, but it will probably be a little earlier than normal. Please, set your garbage out for an earlier than normal pick-up.  

    There will not be garbage pick-up on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, New Years Day. However, the normal Thursday route will be picked up on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, along with the normal Friday route.

    Because crews are "doubling up" on Friday, garbage will probably be picked up a little earlier.

  • New Year’s accident injures two

    Two woman are being treated at the intensive care unit at the University Hospital in Louisville for injuries they received during an accident early New Year’s Day.