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  • City council approves second reading on water rate increase

    The Lebanon City Council approved the second reading of a proposed 15 percent water rate increase during a special-called meeting April 17.
    Under the proposal, in-town Lebanon Water Company customers would pay a $6.75 monthly meter charge and a volume rate of $2.50 per 100 cubic feet of water. An average in-town bill (about 4,000 gallons/535 cubic feet of water per month) would increase from $17.43 to $20.10 per month.

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  • Loans approved for two industries seeking to expand

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation has approved nearly $400,000 in loans to assist two local industries with expansion efforts.
    Last week, the board approved a $383,119 loan to Angell-Demmel to purchase equipment to make parts for Lincoln and BMW. Larry Tatum, the former owner of Angell-Demmel, abstained from voting on this loan.
    Angell-Demmel anticipates hiring at least 30 employees to go with the expansion, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund.

  • WMES students experience the Middle East

    Each week, Debbie Burdette’s first grade class at West Marion Elementary School get an up close view of what it’s like thousands of miles away in Kuwait.
    But, more importantly, first-grader Daniel Turner gets an email from his dad.
    Daniel’s dad, Carl R. Turner Jr., has been in Kuwait since June. He provides armed personal security for top U.S. military officials and U.S. diplomats traveling through the country. Recently, Carl began sending Daniel and his class emails each week with photos he takes of people, animals and places in Kuwait.

  • Search continues for next tourism director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has received more than 20 applications to fill its vacant executive director’s seat.
    Last week, the commission went into executive session during meetings on April 15 and April 18 to begin reviewing the applicants.
    Tourist commission chairman Brad Lanham said the search committee started conducting interviews Monday afternoon.
    “I’m not sure how many we will interview at this point,” Lanham said.

  • YOUR MONEY AT WORK: Marion County Health Center works for healthy, safe community

    Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. The Enterprise is taking a closer look at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.

    The Marion County Health Center wants you to be healthy.

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  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, April 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Proclamation of “Lebanon Middle School To Watch Day,” April 24, 2013

    - Request for Bradfordsville youth athletics program allocation

    - State KYEM – mutual  aid and assistance agreement

  • Tourist commission to meet Thursday, April 18

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Mission statement

    - Designate a budget committee

    - Budget proposal

    - Marketing plan proposal

    - Interim phase daily operations and compensation

    - Revisit the bylaws on interim phase liabilities

    - Kentucky Baroque Trumpets

    - Executive session under KRS 61.810(f) 

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture visits Lebanon

    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer stopped by T&H Feed Service on April 9 as part of swing through central Kentucky, in which he visited with store owners and local farmers to chat about agricultural issues. During his visit to Lebanon, Comer spoke briefly about his plans to visit Washington D.C. to lobby in favor of allowing industrial hemp to be grown in Kentucky, his recent visit with EPA regulators in Atlanta, and livestock care standards.