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  • Impacts of Philippine disasters felt in Marion County

    For one Marion County woman, the recent natural disasters that have ravaged the Philippines have been more than a tragic story on the news. It has affected members of her family and her native country.
    Elma Simpson moved to Lebanon 18 years ago after she married her husband, Timothy. She grew up in the Philippines, and many of her relatives still live in the island nation in southeast Asia.

  • Some teachers resent hiring of instructional coaches

    The school board’s decision to hire six new instructional coaches in the spring at a cost of $220,000 hasn’t necessarily been welcome news for teachers in the district, according to Board Member DeLane Pinkston.
    “They resent the term ‘instructional coaches,’” Pinkston said during the school board’s Nov. 12 meeting. “Some are taking it that they can’t do their job. I would hope the principals would tell them that is not the intent.”

  • New tourism commissioners appointed

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission had a busy week, holding two meetings and appointing two new commissioners.
    Technically, the commission didn’t meet on Nov. 11. Since only three commissioners — Chairman Brad Lanham, Carlotta Brussell and David Winebrenner — were present, the commission did not have a quorum.

  • Where are they now?... Baby with brittle bone disease continues to grow stronger

    Thursday, Bailey Basham was sitting up, smiling and laughing at the television, and rolling around on the floor. This might seem perfectly normal for any 2-year-old, but for Bailey, it’s a sign of how far he’s come.
    Bailey was born with Osteogenesis imperfecta, which is also known as brittle bone disease. Because of that, broken bones have been a common part of Bailey’s life.

  • Light in the darkness

    With candles illuminating their faces, hundreds of people gathered Nov. 14 outside the David R. Hourigan Government Center to remember a fallen officer and community servant. Family, friends and fellow law enforcement personnel were there to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes.

  • Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several central Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    The tornado watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

  • Arthur Mattingly Road home damaged by fire

    Firefighters from Loretto, Lebanon and Raywick responded to house fire late Tuesday night at 340 Arthur Mattingly Road.

    No one was injured in the fire, but Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton indicated the house may not survive.

    “We’re going to estimate that the house was lost,” he said.

    According to Hamilton, the homeowner, Larry Mattingly, was awake when he noticed he’d lost electricity in his kitchen.

  • Special-called tourism meeting this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 3:30 this afternoon, Nov. 13, at the Centre Square Convention Center, Room 300.

    The commission was scheduled to meet on Monday, Nov 11, but only three commissioners (Carlotta Brussell, Chairman Brad Lanham, David Winebrenner) were present, which meant the commission did not have a quorum, and therefore could not take any action.

  • Book dedicated to local priest

    Father Ivo Cecil is remembered fondly in Marion County as a longtime, loving pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon.
    He’s also remembered for reaching out to the community at large, and advocating for bringing the prison to Marion County, a controversial position at the time, but one likely born out of his previous work in prison ministry.
    His prison ministry is what inspired a recently published book, “Inside With Felons: A Chaplain’s Story.”

  • ‘Aristocats’ opens this weekend

    Kentucky Classic Arts will be presenting “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids” Nov. 15 and 16 and Nov. 22-23.
    All shows start at 7 p.m. at Centre Square, 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.
    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
    This musical production is based on the Disney film “The Aristocats.” In the story, a wealthy cat owner dies and leaves all of her money to her pet kittens. Her butler grows jealous and abandons the kittens in a ditch in the country.