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  • Tourism meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Conference Center.

  • Loretto fireworks moved to July 12

    The fireworks celebration in Loretto, orignally scheduled for July 5, has been rescheduled for Friday, July 12.

    The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Loretto Ballpark. Fireworks will start at dusk.

    Refreshment stands will be available.

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 8 a.m. Sunday, July 7.

    A flood warning has also been issued until 3:15 a.m. A additional two inches of rain is possible tonight, according to the weather service.

    A watch is issued when the potential for flooding exists. A warning is issued when flooding is occurring.

    According to the weather service, law enforcement throughout central Kentucky have reported localized flooding of small creeks and streams.

  • Section of E. Main Street in Lebanon will be closed July 8-10

    A portion of US 68 (E. Main Street) in Lebanon will be closed between mile 11 and 12 from July 8 through 10. The closure is necessary for Department of Highways to complete pipe repair, according to the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet.

    Detours will be set up for traffic in both directions, and mobile message boards have been set up to notify drivers of the pending closure.

    Westbound traffic will turn right on KY 2154 (Corporate Drive), left on KY 55 (N. Spalding Avenue) and right to rejoin US 68 (E. Main Street).

  • School board meeting at 5 p.m. with search committee

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. with the superintendent search committee.

    A majority of the meeting is scheduled to be in executive session, as the search committee will be presenting its recommendations to the school board. The school board is not required to followed the search committee's recommendations, however.

    The executive sessions falls under KRS 61.80(1)(f), which pertains to discussions or hearings that might lead to the hiring, firing or dismissal of an employee.

  • Fighting to survive

    What happened? Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced June 25 that it would not enter into a new contract with Marion Adjustment Center. Prison officials hope the state will reverse its decision to end the contract.

    Before Marion Adjustment Center opened more than 30 years ago, Marion County was divided over whether it should be allowed to operate here.
    After a surprise decision last week, the private prison in St. Mary is now fighting to survive.

  • Art at Spring View

    Eight paintings by Lebanon Middle School students will be on display in the hallways at Spring View Hospital for the next 12 months. The art students created their own versions of paintings by other artists. According to Heather Lamkin, the director of physician recruitment and marketing for Spring View, the hospital donated money for art supplies for the project. At the end of the year, each painting will be sold to the highest bidder, and the proceeds will go to the LMS art program. Anyone interested in purchasing a painting can call (270) 692-3441 to place a bid.

  • Fighting to survive

    What happened? Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet announced June 25 that it would not enter into a new contract with Marion Adjustment Center. Prison officials hope the state will reverse its decision to end the contract.

     

    Before Marion Adjustment Center opened more than 30 years ago, Marion County was divided over whether it should be allowed to operate here.

  • A new Mann for the job

    Buffy Mann has been a teacher for 21 years at Lebanon Middle School, but this year she will be wearing a different hat and at a different school.

    Mann was recently hired to become the principal of St. Charles Middle School.

    John Brady, who has been the principal at SCMS since August of 2003, is retiring, effective Sept. 1.

    Mann has hit the ground running, already meeting with the school's teachers individually and discussing goals for the upcoming year. 

  • Local concert will mark 150th anniversary of 'Battle of Lebanon'

    One hundred fifty years ago, Gen. John Hunt Morgan made his third visit to Lebanon during the course of the Civil War. That stop led to what is now known as the Battle of Lebanon.

    To commemorate the anniversary of that event, the Kentucky Army National Guard's 202nd Army Band will be performing in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at St. Augustine Church. After the concert, a reception will be held at the Marion County Heritage Center, which is located in the old Marion County Courthouse, 120 W. Main Street in Lebanon.