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  • Hilltop Tavern damaged by fire

    A weekend fire left the Hilltop Tavern a little worse for wear.

    "I wouldn't say the building was condemned, but it will take a bit of work to repair," Loretto Fire Chief Tony Hamilton said.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a fire at 6350 Holy Cross Road at 2 a.m. Sunday. The Loretto Fire Department and the New Hope Fire Department also responded to the scene.

    By 2:35 a.m. the firefighters had the flames under control.

  • Tourism taxes $11,000 delinquent

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is waiting to receive $11,000 in delinquent taxes, interim executive director Wayne Keen reported during the commission's Jan. 9 meeting.

    This was down from the previous month's delinquent tax estimate of $19,000.

    Five restaurants and one temporary concession vendor remain more than two months delinquent on turning in restaurant taxes collected by their businesses.

  • New face of tourism

    Nicky Reynolds didn't set out to have a career in tourism, but that's exactly what happened, thanks in part to a job she had in college working for the National Parks Service.

    "Honestly, at the time, I couldn't have told you that I knew that I was in the tourism industry," said Reynolds, 33. "I just knew that I had a job and I enjoyed it."

    After college, she accepted a part-time position with the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • First-grader recovering from fall

    A West Marion Elementary School student returned to school one day after falling from gym bleachers before classes started Jan. 11.

    West Marion Principal Benji Mattingly said the student, a first-grader, may have been leaning on a rail on the bleachers when he fell from the third or fourth bleacher and hit his head on the floor.

    "I don't know for certain, but the railing may not have been in the loop the correct way. When it fell, he fell," Mattingly said.

  • County services affected by MLK holiday

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 20. because this is a holiday for county employees, county services will be affected.

    There will be no garbage pick-up Monday. Instead, sanitation crews will run a double route on Tuesday. Residents are asked to put their trash out early on Tuesday for this reason.

  • Wilson wins Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman

    For the second consecutive year, Marion County's Distinguished Young Woman has become the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman.

    Paige Wilson won the 2012 state program Saturday evening at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Wilson will go on to represent the state in the national program later this year.

    Marion County's Christine Mattingly was the 2011 Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman.

    Look for more about Wilson's win in the Jan. 18 print edition.

  • Marion County schools will be closed Friday

    Marion County schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 13, due to hazardous road conditions.

  • First-grader recovering from fall

    A West Marion Elementary School student returned to school one day after falling from gym bleachers before classes started Jan. 11.
    West Marion Principal Benji Mattingly said the student, a first-grader, may have been leaning on a rail on the bleachers when he fell from the third or fourth bleacher and hit his head on the floor.
    "I don't know for certain, but the railing may not have been in the loop the correct way. When it fell, he fell," Mattingly said.

  • Popping the question!

    Many people, men and women alike, are on the prowl for unusual and memorable ways to propose marriage to their loved ones. The proposal can be simple, with just the two of you and a few props, or it can be based on an elaborate scheme requiring complex planning and numerous accomplices.

    Did your husband (or wife) surprise you with a unique, elaborate or funny proposal?

  • MLK Jr. Day events Sunday

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated Sunday, Jan. 15. Two local events will take place in connection with that celebration.

    The United Concerned Citizens will host their annual Martin Luther King Jr. walk at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. The walk will begin at the Lebanon Post Office.