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  • Water rate decision on April 15 council meeting agenda

    The Lebanon City Council has scheduled a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, at city hall to decide on a request to increase water rates.

    The Lebanon Water Company on April 8 asked the council to approve a 15 percent water rate increase, and after nearly 40 minutes of discussion, the council agreed to meet again April 15.

  • Woman charged with murder after Nelson County shooting

    From The Kentucky Standard

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide at 1660 Plum Run Road, and a woman has been charged with murder.

    Dispatchers received a call at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday from someone who said a man was lying in the driveway of the home and appeared to have been shot.

    When officers responded, they found 51-year-old James M. "Marcy" Thomas III dead at that location. (Thomas is a Marion County native.)

  • Postal service delays August implementation of five-day mail delivery

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The U.S. Postal System's Board of Governors has announced it will indefinitely delay its planned implementation of five-day mail delivery in the U.S. on Aug. 5.
    The board said restrictive language from Congress prohibits it from reducing the current six-day delivery to five days a week.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show 2013

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Farm, Home and Garden Show last weekend at the American Wood Fibers Warehouse in Lebanon. Visitors could get ideas for home improvement projects and enjoy some food prepared by the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association. 

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk returns to Lebanon this weekend as part of the ongoing effort to increase awareness about autism throughout the community.
    “I really just want people to know that everybody is invited,” said Lisa Nally-Martin, the event organizer.
    The walk is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Middle School.

  • Music to their ears

    Autism is still a mystery for families affected by it and for the medical community alike.
    Without a doubt, autism creates challenges for those affected by it, and for their loved ones, but sometimes that mystery leads to something surprisingly good.   

  • Bike and Hike is Saturday

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition is hosting its annual Family Bike and Hike 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 20 at Graham Memorial Park.
    The Family Bike and Hike is open to everyone in the community, although parents must accompany their children during this event.
    Children 5 and under can participate for free, but they must be registered for the event.

  • Toyota executive cautiously optimistic about economy

    Several industries in Marion County have ties to the automotive industry and to Toyota, in particular, and Friday, Walter Odisho, the vice president of manufacturing for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, was the guest speaker at the First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Building.
    Odisho reminded the audience, which included several local business and government officials, that the economy went through a downturn, but it is slowly improving.

  • Maker’s Mark Hand-craft Festival is April 13

    Maker’s Mark will be hosting its first Hand-craft Festival this Saturday. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Loretto distillery, 3350 Burk Springs Road.
    The event will include self-guided tours, food and cocktail samples, and live music. Visitors may also want to purchase from vendors who will be on site with a variety arts and crafts inspired by bourbon.
    For more information, visit http://kybourbontrail.com/ai1ec_event/makers-mark-hand-craft-festival/?i....

  • Mock crisis event is April 11

    A mock crisis event will be taking place between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at Lebanon Middle School. This will result in some road closures and emergency vehicle traffic.