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  • Don’t get scammed

    Did you get a letter claiming that you won a big prize?
    “Congratulations! You’ve won [fill in the blank.]”
    Or, has someone called you and claimed you’ve won a cash award?
    Don’t be fooled. It’s a scam.
    Sergeant Tim Abell at the Lebanon Police Department is warning local citizens to not fall victim to these scams. Unfortunately, he’s currently working a case involving a local woman who lost a sizeable amount of money after being scammed by criminals possibly located in the Philippines.

  • Seniors’ Prom

    Cedars of Lebanon hosted a prom Friday, May 10, for its residents and their guests. The event included a fashion show, music, and, of course, a little dancing.
     

  • Economic impact of tourism exceeded $21 million in 2012

    Tourism’s impact on the local economy keeps growing.
    Statewide, tourism contributed more than $12.2 billion to Kentucky’s economy in 2012, and in Marion County, that impact increased by 9.6 percent to $21.45 million last year.
    “It was well above the previous year and well above the state average,” said Carla Wagner, the administrative assistant for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • KU customers warned about phone scam

    Editor's note: Kentucky Utilities sent the followig press release to warn customers about a recent scam in which a caller asks for payment over the phone.

    Kentucky Utilities Company is alerting customers of a recent telephone scam asking customers to pay their bills over the phone. 

    The caller claims to be a utility employee and asks for immediate bill payment by credit card or pre-paid money card.  If the targeted customer does not cooperate, the caller threatens to disconnect the person’s electric service. 

  • City council, tourist commission holding meetings today

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 7 tonight at Lebanon City Hall.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    - Delegations from Natosha Hayes and Marria Floyd regarding Hoops of Praise, Mary Ann Bright, and Annette Copenhaver.

    - Minutes of the April 8, 15, and 17 and May 7 meetings

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

    - Resolution on municipal road aid agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

  • Marion County Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, May 14

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the administration building located at 755 E. Main St., Lebanon,
    The agenda includes:
    • Special recognitions: STLP and 2A Pole Vault Mason Dixon Champion
    • Lebanon Middle School – National Schools To Watch Designation
    • Parent representatives Neil Lanham and Michelle Lancaster – high school boys basketball
    • Parent representatives Susan Murphy and Kristie Raikes – motivational speaker request

  • Clarkson to perform Saturday at Bradfordsville School

    Phillip Clarkson will perform Saturday, May 11, at the Bradfordsville School and Community Center, 115 S. Sixth Street in Bradfordsville.
    The performance is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Concessions including chili dogs and drinks will be sold during the performance.
    Everyone is invited to attend, and proceeds from this performance will support the school building.
     

  • Postal food drive is Saturday

    Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are holding their annual food drive Saturday, May 11.
    Residents can drop off non-perishable food items at their nearest post office or leave them in their mailbox. No donation is too small.
    The items will be distributed to local food banks.
    Anyone who wants more information or who has a special pick-up request can contact Ron Osborne at (270) 699-5860.

  • Color in Motion comes to Lebanon

    Like a rainbow shedding its colors, the Color in Motion 5K race left its mark as it passed through Lebanon.

    Thousands of runners participated in the event, and they've got the dirty t-shirts to prove it.

    Look for more in the May 15 print edition.

  • Fiscal court receives first draft of 2013-14 budget

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented the first draft of the 2013-14 budget during the May 2 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.
    The initial proposal shows $14.59 million in revenue and expenses for the next fiscal year. The general fund is projected to be $6.64 million.
    The court tentatively scheduled a work session for June 8 to work on any revisions to the budget. The magistrates must approve two readings of the budget before it is approved, and the budget must be approved by the end of June.
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