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  • Marion County Board of Education to meet tonight, June 11

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having its regular monthly meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the administration building located at 755 East Main Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes:
    * MCHS Student Drug Testing program report
    * Summer Feeding Report
    * Project based learning report
    * Consider approval of school lunch prices for the 2013-14 school year
    * Consider approval of the Application for Participation in the Community Based Work Transition program for the 2013-14 school year and authorize matching funds

  • Community Action board to meet Tuesday in Elizabethtown

    The board of directors for Central Kentucky Community Action is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the district office, 613 College Street Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Tourist commission to meet this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 this afternoon in room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    - Mission statement

    - Minutes

    - Treasurer's report

    - Brown signs

    - Marketing plan for 2013-14

    - Budget for 2013-14

    - Landscaping signage for the property near Maker's Mark

    - Repurposing an old laptop

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 tonight, June 10, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Charles P. Neal to discuss street meets and tent revival

    - Minutes of previous council meetings

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old busines

    - Approval of the Lebanon Water Works annual budget

    - Approval of the tourism budget

    - Acceptance of liability insurance proposal

    - Acceptance of worker's compensation proposal

  • Trailer fire under investigation for possible arson

    A trailer fire Wednesday evening near the intersection of Clell Mattingly Road and Hwy. 527 is under investigation.

    "We kind of suspected it was arson. It has been reported to the state police," Raywick Fire Chief Herman Riggs said.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of the fire at 8:16 p.m. June 5. The Raywick Fire Department was dispatched to the scene.

  • Superintendent search committee and school board to meet June 25

    The formation of the Superintendent Search Screening Committee is complete.
    The committee consists of the following individuals:

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 6, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Second reading fo the 2012-13 budget ordinance

    - Approval of second payment to Marion County Economic Development Office for the 2012-13 fiscal year

    - Payment of NACo dues for 2013-14

    - Contract with Marion County Board of Education for use of the shop building/21st Century learning center

  • Friends in deed

    On Sunday afternoon, Alex Thomas sat on a porch swing surrounded by family and friends. That wouldn’t seem noteworthy, except that a week earlier at that time, she was at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville waiting to check out.
    On May 25, Alex spent two to three minutes passed out and underwater, pinned by a Kubota rugged terrain vehicle. She was revived when friends Alyssa McRay, Cameron Goodin and Jacob Marples were able to push the RTV off her, and Jacob, administered CPR.

  • 400-mile yard sale is June 6-8

    This year is the 10th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale, and the route has expanded to be bigger than ever.
    The 400 Mile Sale is taking place June 6-9 along U.S. 68, which runs right through Lebanon. The event will include miles and miles of yard, garage, and specialty sales as well as discounts at antique shops and boutiques across the state.

  • Thousands mourn fallen hero

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis was remembered at his funeral Thursday as a man who loved life and liked to make people laugh.
    In his eulogy for the young officer, who was murdered early Saturday morning, Police Chief Rick McCubbin told funny stories about Ellis, who would dress up in ridiculous costumes at office parties and play pranks on his fellow officers.