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  • City officials try to be lenient when it comes to enforcing sign ordinance

    The 2018 Primary Election is quickly approaching and spring yard sales are being planned. Just as the dandelions are starting to pop out of the ground and bloom, so are the many signs that are now populating street corners, yards and sidewalks.

    John Thompson, City of Lebanon building inspector and zoning administrative official, helped clear up some ordinance questions recently.

  • Child Abuse Awareness Walk is April 14

     

    A Child Abuse Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, April 14, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include free activities for children, free food, a petting zoo, door prizes and it’s a GO 365 sponsored event. Organizers are asking participants to wear blue to show your support for child abuse awareness. For more information, contact Melissa Garrett or Ashley Caldwell-May, 270-692-2136.

  • Kentucky legislators pass overnight pension bill

    In a surprise late night move, the Kentucky legislature passed a new pension bill, Senate Bill 151, at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, March 29. The bill is a change from the previously proposed Senate Bill 1, which teachers adamantly opposed earlier in the month. 

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, who also calls Marion County home, voted in favor of Senate Bill 151. 

  • City, county and industrial foundation all meet in closed session

    Tuesday evening, March 27, was a busy one for local government with several meetings being held - all in closed session.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court had a special-called meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The fiscal court met in executive session pursuant to KRS.61.810.1G. The fiscal court’s agenda listed the following:

    “Discussions between a public agency and a representative of a business entity and discussions concerning a specific proposal.”

  • 2 local children killed in wreck

    Two local children died at the scene of a car crash on Sunday, March 25, in Hardin County after their family vehicle lost control on Bluegrass Parkway.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the accident took place at 3:05 p.m., at the five-mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    George Michael Smith, 36, of Lebanon was driving with Crystal Lynn Shipp, 27, of Gravel Switch, and four children in a Nissan minivan. The children were three females age four, two, and one and one 3-year-old male. 

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes

    Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square opened the student production of The Emperor’s New Clothes, an adorable children’s play, running March 22-24. The production will also be running with the Working The Puzzle for Autism Center cast from March 29-31. For more information, check out www.kyclassicarts.com.

  • Good Friday and Easter closings

    The Marion County Clerk’s Office will be closed Friday, March 30, in observance of Good Friday and Saturday, March 31, in observance of Easter. The Marion County Clerk’s Office is open every Saturday from 8:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., except on holiday Saturdays.

    The Dave R. Hourigan building will be closed Friday, March 30. 

    Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Monday, April 2.

  • Community meet, greet, eat and plan event

    A community meet, greet, eat and plan event is being held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 8, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The public is invited to attend and help plan programs for the community. Marion County Youth Center is sponsoring this event. For more information, contact 270-692-5579. 

  • Blood donors urged to help restock Red Cross shelves after severe winter storms

    Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

    Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. No matter the weather, the need for blood to help cancer patients, those undergoing surgeries, trauma patients and others remains.

  • Child Abuse Awareness Walk is April 14

    A Child Abuse Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, April 14, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include free activities for children, free food, a petting zoo, door prizes and it’s a GO 365 sponsored event. Organizers are asking participants to wear blue to show your support for child abuse awareness. For more information, contact Melissa Garrett or Ashley Caldwell-May, 270-692-2136.