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Government

  • Newest tourism mural does double duty

    Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is giving visitors another great reason to come to the Heart of Kentucky, and to make sure you attend the 2019 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival’s 50th anniversary celebration next weekend.
    A special Ham Days mural is currently being painted in downtown Lebanon to recognize an achievement rarely obtained by community festivals: 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Marion County Country Ham Days Festival.

  • City Council Briefs

    Osborne speaks about smoke-free policy
    Jennifer Osborne of the Lincoln Trail District Health Department came before the city council to discuss a smoke-free policy for the City of Lebanon.
    “Smoke-free policy basically focuses on indoor, public places, making sure people that employees of indoor public places are provided with clean air to breathe,” she said. “Comprehensive smoke-free policies do prohibit smoking inside places of employment, as well as other public places.”

  • Senator Higdon: ‘We are a country of second chances’

     

  • Rep. Reed awarded Mental Health Legislative Champions Award

     

  • Traveling soon? Make sure you’re prepared with proper identification documents

    Kentucky’s new driver’s licenses - the travel license - offers all of the benefits of a standard driver’s credential, and it will be accepted at airport security checkpoints and military bases. Air travelers under the age of 18 do not need a travel ID if they are accompanied by an adult with acceptable documentation. Starting in October 2020, Kentucky residents will no longer be able to get on domestic flights with their standard driver’s licenses.

  • Elder resigns as magistrate

    John Arthur Elder III, who has served as magistrate for 17 years, unexpectedly resigned Friday morning.

    Elder emailed the Enterprise Friday morning. His email reads as follows:

    To my Constituents of District C and Marion County,

  • Lebanon attorney nominated for Ky. Court of Appeals judgeship

    The Judicial Nominating Commission, led by Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., recently announced nominees to fill the judicial vacancy on the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The vacancy is in the court’s 3rd District, Division 1, which is made up of 27 counties.  
    The three nominees for the judgeship are attorneys Jonathan R. Spalding of Lebanon, Jacqueline M. Caldwell of Bardstown and Walter F. Maguire Sr. of Somerset.

  • Tempers flare during wage discussion

     The members of the Marion County Fiscal Court agree that county employees deserve to be paid more, but how the county can afford to do that is unclear.

    The fiscal court held a special-called meeting on Feb. 13 to discuss employee salaries, and several county employees from various departments attended. 

  • Economic development report positive for City of Lebanon

     Tom Lund, executive director of the Marion County Industrial Foundation, reviewed the foundation’s annual report with the Lebanon City Council on Feb. 11, and discussed the latest news with industries in Marion County.

    “In the distilled spirits sector of Marion County, Makers Mark has taken on a $495 million dollar expansion, Diageo announcing a $130 million dollar expansion, so that is $625 million into the Marion County and Lebanon sector.”

    Lund said Diageo will also be partnering with local agriculture. 

  • Farm Service Agency reopens amidst government shutdown

    The federal government is reopened, temporarily at least, but many federal agencies and employees continue to feel the impact of the longest government shutdown in United States’ history.

    The shutdown, which began on Dec. 22 and temporarily ended on Jan. 25, has been a challenge for the Kentucky Farm Service Office, according to State Executive Director Brian D. Lacefield