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  • Leading industry

    Ask around for an example of sweat-equity, and you’ll be sure to find Donnie Brockman as a leading candidate, having logged more than 25 years at Plastic Products Corporation (PPC), rising through the ranks through hard work and dedication. 

  • Marion County’s hidden cultural gem

    Art and culture can be hard to come by in day-to-day life, and sometimes overlooked, as is the case for the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s annual cultural arts program.

    Presented by the Arts and Humanities Council’s Black History Committee, the cultural program was held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. The event itself is not largely attended, but has the potential to engage many in its warm, welcoming environment. 

  • Fundraiser for Loretto Child Care Center
  • Donors urged to help the Red Cross maintain blood supply

    Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

    There will be a blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Augustine located at 235 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Water company awarded grant to complete $2 million in projects

    Lebanon Water Works will be making more than $2 million in improvements to its aging pipes and treatment facility within the next two years, and it’s already received a $1 million discount on the project.

  • Groups petition U.S. Court of Appeals for review of pipeline plan

    Three environmental groups filed a Petition for Review with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 31 asking the court to review a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approving the abandonment and repurposing of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP), owned by energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan. 

  • Layla Spring competing on American Idol TV show

    Lights! Camera! American Idol! Lebanon’s own Layla Spring has recently announced that she is a contestant on the upcoming season of American Idol!

    Spring has performed in several contests, events, and on stages in Nashville, and recently announced on her Facebook page that she auditioned and will be seen on the show’s 16th season. 

    Spring describes herself as a vocalist who sings many different genres, such as country, rock and the blues. 

  • Education briefs

    Superintendent’s report

    • Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day will be used as a make-up day for students and staff. 

    • MCPS has a partnership between Campbellsville University, and more than 60 students (teachers in training) will be participating in classroom experiences helping students and teachers.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    • Community Action Executive Director Lynn Robey reviewed the council’s annual report with the court. According to Robey, all programs are doing well except for the congregate meal program, which has lost funding. The congregate meal program provides 5,793 meals, annually. Robey also reported that the reforms to the retirement system will cost Community Action an additional $480,000, annually. Robey informed the court that she will be retiring in June. Magistrates voted to give Community Action the court’s annual allocation of $15,000. 

  • Black history event to be held Feb. 10

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council would like for the community to join them Saturday, Feb. 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. They are planning a cultural program, emphasizing historic accounts of African-Americans and presenting today’s diversity.
    Helen McKay will bring her choir from the First Baptist Church in Campbellsville, and Leah Hazelwood will reprise her act from “Hamilton.”