• Recallable nickel petition in the works

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    A committee to petition to recall the nickel tax has been formed by five Lebanon residents.
    Four of those residents also were on a committee that petitioned to put the nickel tax to a vote in 2007. Randall Lawson, Richie Lee, Robby Shewmaker and Robert Darrell Shewmaker were involved in a similar effort then, and this time they are joined by Joe Livers.

  • 30 more days to pay delinquent garbage accounts

    If you haven’t paid your delinquent trash bills, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is going to give you a 30-day extension to pay up. If you still refuse to pay, you could end up in court.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, March 24

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. today on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The agenda includes the following:
    • Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. will be presenting a service certificate to show the services that are provided for Marion County for 2014-15, and to discuss the LIHEP Program.
    • Consider/approve Arbor Day proclomation
    • Consider/approve a resolution stating that April is Autism Awareness Month.

  • Good Friday county office closings

    The Marion County Judge/Executive's Office will be closed on Good Friday, March 25. Those Marion County residents with Friday garbage pickup will need to set their garbage out on Thursday, March 24, as Thursday will be a double up garbage pickup day. 
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Marion Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be open until noon on Good Friday.

  • Posting address numbers – what Lebanon residents need to know

    Posting address numbers on your property is now a countywide law, but it has been a law in the City of Lebanon for approximately two years now.
    According to Sharon Browning, Enhanced 911 addressing and mapping coordinator, if city residents meet the city addressing ordinance regulations, they do not have to post an additional sign for the county’s new law.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having a special-called meeting today at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes the following items:

  • House numbers must be visible from both directions of roadway

    The county has been busily distributing free house number signs for people to use to post their address numbers on their property, which is now a county-wide law.

  • Trump takes 35 percent of Kentucky caucus vote

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    Donald Trump won the Kentucky Republican Party presidential caucus, rolling up big victories in coal country and claiming at least a plurality of the state’s 46 delegates.
    The win helped Trump rebound on a night in which he saw U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz take caucuses in Maine and Kansas and lay claim to the spot as Trump’s chief competitor.
    The Associated Press called the race for Trump just before 11 p.m.

  • Survey shows district favors higher minimum wage, tax breaks for jobs

    Residents of the 24th House District show strong support for a higher minimum wage, tax breaks for job creators and a statewide smoking ban, according to results of a December survey that State Rep. Terry Mills sent to 1,800 of his constituents.

  • Republican Presidential Caucus is Saturday

    By Emma Kennedy
    Landmark News Service

    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.
    Voting hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marion County Public Library on East Main Street in Lebanon. The single location will be the voting site for all Marion County Republicans.
    Instead of being staged by the county clerk, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.