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  • Donors to prove they bleed Wildcat blue or Cardinal red

    Do Marion County residents bleed Wildcat blue or Cardinal red?

    On Tuesday they will have the opportunity to prove which color they bleed during the Battle of the Bluegrass blood drive at Centre Square Gym.

    Tuesday, Aug. 23

    2-6 p.m.

    Centre Square Gym

    239 Spalding Ave.

    Lebanon

  • Search for Larry Lee will continue Saturday in Falmouth

    Another search for Larry Lee, who has been missing since Aug. 4, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, in Falmouth, Ky.

    According to Bob O’Daniel, anyone who would like to participate in the search should meet at the Masonic Temple parking lot in Lebanon between 6:30-6:45 a.m. Saturday. If people want to carpool, that is encouraged.

  • The Wipeout has been cancelled

    A day's worth of activities that had been planned for Saturday at Centre Square has been cancelled.

    Les Rakes had scheduled an event he named The Wipeout for Aug. 20, but that event will not take place.

     Originally, The Wipeout was planned to include a variety of games and activities, such as bingo, a karaoke contest and musical performances.    

  • Marching Knights have a new band director

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights have been preparing for the upcoming band season for weeks, and due to unforeseen reasons, they now have a new band director.

    Former band director, Shane Mitchell, resigned July 29, and moved back home to Paris, Ky, this week for personal reasons.

    After interviewing five people for the position, the MCHS site-based decision making council hired Curtis Bennett, 29, of Scottsville on Thursday, Aug. 11.

  • Public hearing to be held Aug. 31 for school tax rates

    The 2011-12 school tax rates for real estate and personal property are likely to increase four percent, but county residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions during a public hearing at the Marion County Board of Education Wednesday, Aug. 31.

  • Ford murder trial could be delayed again

    The trial for a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, may be delayed.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Taylor Circuit Court to postpone Tonya Ford's trial, which is set to begin Aug. 22, because the prosecution has disclosed new evidence.

    Ford is accused of shooting her husband on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Tourism commission begins search for new director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission began the search for a new director during a special-called meeting Tuesday.

    On Monday, Aug. 8, Chris Hamilton told the commission that his final day as Lebanon's tourism director would be this Friday, Aug. 19. Hamilton has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois. He has been the Lebanon tourism director for six years.

  • Youth Explosion is Saturday

    Lebanon First Baptist Church will hold its third annual Youth Explosion event this Saturday, Aug. 20.

    The event will last from 3-9 p.m. on Depot Street, which will be blocked off for the event, and it will feature a bouncy castle, fun and games, grilled food and refreshments.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Jerry Evans, deacon of Lebanon First Baptist Church, said the church is holding the event to give back to the community.

  • City approves several noise variances

    The Lebanon City Council approved noise variances for Lebanon Baptist Church, Joe's Deli on Main, McB's, Chaser's, the Generation Gap and John Cowherd during a meeting Monday, Aug. 8.

    Most, but not all, of the variances were for Ham Days weekend.

    Joe's Deli and McB's received noise variances from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 24 and from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

  • In with the new...

    The Marion County Judicial Center officially opened Monday, Aug. 15.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said he believes the new facility will be very convenient for the public once everyone gets used to it and the new security measures that are in place.