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  • Page-turner

    Ninie Hammon is coming back to Marion County, at least, for one day.

    Hammon, formerly Ninie Sooter Glasscock, came to work at The Lebanon Enterprise in 1979. She stayed in central Kentucky, in various positions with the Enterprise and The Springfield Sun until 1995, when she left and started The Southeast Outlook, a Christian newspaper in Louisville.

    But the home of Ham Days remains close to her heart.

  • Six MAC inmates indicted

    Six inmates at Marion Adjustment Center were indicted recently in Marion Circuit Court. Two men are facing assault charges, and four are recent escapees from the prison.

    - Sean Underwood, 38, of Marion Adjustment Center was indicted for third-degree assault, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • More than just a memorial

    Monday, the country took pause to remember all of the people who have died serving our country. And, for a young woman in Texas, the City of Lebanon was on her mind. More specifically, one of Lebanon's own fallen veterans.

    This man wasn't a relative or a friend. In fact, she never even knew him.

    But thanks to a school project, she knew his story very well.

  • Spirited Start

  • Drug testing policy drafted, funding still needed

    The first draft of a drug testing policy has been written and, if approved by the Marion County Board of Education, it would include athletes, students participating in extra-curricular activities, students who drive to school and students who volunteer or are enrolled by their parents.

  • Board member says former superintendent failed to follow severance agreement

    The severance agreement made between the Marion County Board of Education and former Superintendent Donald W. Smith came into question during a special-called board meeting Tuesday, May 24.

  • Commission begins 2011-12 budget preparations

    For nearly two hours May 27, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission reviewed its initial 2011-12 budget proposal.

    "This is the beginning point, not the ending point," said Executive Director Chris Hamilton, who prepared the proposal for the commissioners.

    The initial proposal included $584,732 in projected revenues and $439,889.13 in projected expenses. However, those numbers are likely to change as a result of some of the changes proposed by the commissioners Friday.

  • A conclusion, but not 'closure'

    Five years after the shooting that took the life of John G. Mattingly III, the two men accused of causing his death are awaiting sentencing.

    While this brings a conclusion to one part of the tragic events of May 25, 2006, Mattingly III's father, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly does not think of this as closure for himself, his wife, Janet, or their other children.

  • 16-year-old improving after May 22 accident

    Aaron Mattingly, 16, of 3341 St. Mary's Road in Lebanon is showing improvement after being in a one-vehicle accident May 22. He is listed in satisfactory condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Tuesday morning.

    Allyson Stine, Mattingly's aunt, said he has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a regular room at the hospital. She also said he has been able to walk some with the help of a physical therapist.

    "He's doing much better," Stine said.

  • Accidental shooting kills 14-year-old in Springfield

    On Wednesday, May 25, the Kentucky State Police responded to a shooting complaint on Main Street in Springfield that resulted in the death of a Washington County juvenile (age 14).