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  • Lebanon City Council approves roadwork

    The Lebanon City Council approved more than $225,000 worth of new roadwork recently.
    Prior to the council’s June 22 meeting, there was a public hearing regarding the motor fuels fund and Local Government Economic Assistance Fund. According to the city, estimated receipts from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 2015-16 will be $107,000 and the carryover from the previous year is $273,000. Some of those funds will be used for new roadwork, which was approved by the council. The roadwork includes:
    • George Street: $25,600
    • Bruce Street: $23,831

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    The City of Lebanon continues to operate a citywide recycling program for door-to-door collection of household recyclable materials. Recyclables should be placed on the curb on the scheduled day for pickup. If it rains, pickup will be continued the following day.

  • Historical marker dedicated to Camp Crittenden

    The Kentucky Historical Society recently dedicated a historical marker that notes the importance of Camp Crittenden in the Civil War.
    Dedication ceremonies took place June 27 at the Lebanon National Cemetery, which is located on Highway 208 in Lebanon.

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

  • 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.

  • No garbage pick-up Friday

    There will be no garbage pickup Friday, July 3, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Friday garbage will be picked up on Monday, July 6.  

    Also, the county judge’s, PVA and county clerk’s offices will be closed on Friday, July 3.

  • Flash flood watch extended to 8 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4.

    According to the weather service, storms are expected to decrease this evening, but even brief downpours could lead to localized flooding.

  • Loretto teen injured in accident

    At 2:38 p.m., July 1, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a one-vehicle collision with injuries on Highway 49 (Loretto Road) approximately two miles south of Loretto. Hope Riggs, 18, of Loretto was operating a 2002 Pontiac traveling north when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and came to rest in a creek. Riggs was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Sheriff Courtney Deering investigated.

     

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Fair board association request for 2015-16 KALF renewal

    • Approval of pauper funeral

  • Akers hired as Glasscock Elementary principal

    Angie Akers will be the next principal at Glasscock Elementary School. She had been the school's assistant principal.

    The GES School-Based Decision Making Council announced Tuesday that Akers would be replacing Jennifer Brogle, who announced in May that she would be resigning due to family needs.

    Akers previously worked as the library media specialist at Glasscock and the interim assistant principal at Marion County High School.

    Look for more about Akers in an upcoming edition.