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  • Special-called meetings scheduled for March 16

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at city hall.

    The items on the agenda for the special-called meeting are a discussion of city police vehicles, a discussion regarding a preliminary proposal for Enhanced 911 mapping products and services, and a request from Channel 6 to use the city's back-up tower.

  • Japanese Relief Fund is being created

    The City of Lebanon, Marion County Economic Development and Marion County Fiscal Court are creating a Japanese Relief Fund in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.

    The 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck early in the morning of March 11. At least 300 people are reported to have died, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The earthquake cause the collapse of buildings as far as 240 miles from the epicenter and created 30-foot high tsunamis.

  • Marion County falls in state semifinals

    Marion County started strong, fell behind, fought back to regain the lead and had multiple chances to send the game to overtime, but in the end, Manual survived in the Saturday morning semifinal match-up in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen.

    Manual won by a final score of 56-54.

    Here is a recap of the game as it happened:

    The Lady Knights jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead only three minutes into the game forcing Manual to burn an early timeout.  Currently Marion County leads 7-4 with 4:10 left in the 1st quarter.

  • School board unanimously approves drug-testing resolution

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday evening, March 8, to adopt a resolution for a drug-testing program at Marion County High School for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Junior Mister is Saturday, March 26

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is pleased to present the 6th annual Marion County Junior Mister Pageant Saturday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Roby Dome.

    The pageant was designed to mirror the Marion County Junior Miss competition with participants competing in interview, fitness, poise and talent competitions but this pageant was for high school boys instead of girls - hence the name "Junior Mister."

  • Judicial center opening delayed over woodworking issue

    The Marion County Judicial Center opening, which had previously been rescheduled for March, is likely to be postponed again. Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said the woodworking did not meet the specifications prepared by the architect.

    "The evaluator came down and said it wasn't in compliance with AWI standards," Mattingly said.

  • Happy to help

    Frank Southall Jr. started working in a pharmacy when he was 14 years old. By his father's side, he learned the ins and outs of relating to customers. 

    The main thing he picked up was that he should treat people how he would want to be treated, said Southall, 50.

    "Everybody's special in some way, no matter where they come from," he said.

  • Dining tax may go away

    The Lebanon City Council has voted to eliminate the city's restaurant tax.

    Councilman Jerry Abell made the motion during Monday night's meeting, March 7, which was seconded by Councilman Kenny Marrett and officially approved 5-0 by the council. Councilwoman Denise Fogle did not cast a vote on Abell's motion, but under parliamentary rules, her non-vote is included with the majority.

    Councilwoman Kate Palagi, who recently gave birth to her fourth child, was not present at the meeting.

  • Saving Landon's Life

    Landon Thompson looks like a happy, healthy 8-month-old.

    He smiles. He giggles. His blue eyes twinkle as he plays with his 5-year-old brother, Benjamin, and his parents, Pat and Stephanie.

    Behind those beautiful, blue eyes are tumors that not only threaten Landon's vision, but also his young, precious life.

  • Schools will have 2-hour delay Thursday

    The Marion County Public School System has issued a two-hour delay for Thursday due to the Lady Knights basketball game at the state tournament in Bowling Green Wednesday evening. School will begin Thursday at 10:25 a.m.