• Plans for a multipurpose facility at fairgrounds in the works

    Marion County could have its very own convention center, of sorts, in the future.
    One of the first steps in making that a reality took place at the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 5, when magistrates voted to proceed with the architectural planning phase of a multipurpose facility, which could be constructed at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

  • County approves hiring new employee to focus on collecting late garbage payments

    The Marion County Fiscal Court unanimously voted Thursday to hire an additional fulltime administrative position for the judge/executive’s office that will primarily focus on collecting delinquent garbage bills and occupational taxes.
    In January, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty and his staff began to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts, and this new position will enable the county to keep a much closer eye on delinquent accounts.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, May 5

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting today, Thursday, May 5, at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

  • Primary Election is May 17

    The Primary Election, which will be held May 17, is quickly approaching.
    Richard Treitz of Green County and William Brandon Reed of LaRue County, both Republican candidates, will face off in the race for the 24th District State Representative seat.
    The winner will challenge incumbent Terry Mills, a Democrat, in the November General Election.
    The 24th District State Representative represents Marion, Green and LaRue counties in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • County not allowing vandals to spoil Scott’s Ridge lookout

    The Scott’s Ridge lookout in Raywick provides one of the most beautiful views of Marion County, but its splendor is often spoiled by vulgar graffiti and litter.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements has made it his own personal project to try and keep that area cleaned up. He’s also put surveillance cameras in the area to try and catch the people who are defacing the property.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, April 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center on North Spalding Avenue.

  • Absentee voting now available at clerk’s office

    In-house absentee voting is available at the Marion County Clerk’s Office during the normal business hours of 8:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. on Saturdays. Those eligible for in-house absentee voting include those voters who are absent from the county on Election Day, military families that will be absent from the county on Election Day, voters who have surgery or the surgery of a spouse scheduled for Election Day, and students and residents who temporarily reside out of the county.

  • Pick up your free house number sign by April 25

    For months now, the county has been distributing free house number signs for people to use to post their address numbers on their property, which is now a county-wide law.
    The house number signs can be picked up Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the county judge’s office, which is located on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    In order to pick up your sign, you must know your house number and you must sign a piece of paper showing you picked up your sign.

  • County nuisances still a nuisance

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    The Marion County Fiscal Court discussed, again, a nuisance ordinance, but took no action during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.
    Judge/Executive David Daugherty said the court discussed nuisance ordinances several times last year, but “kind of put it on the back burner.” After saying that the county has been receiving multiple calls about “junked up” properties, he proposed talking with other judge-executives in other counties.

  • 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.