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  • 'I love this community'

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a series about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Outstanding award winners.

    Jerry Reynolds was awarded for being an "Outstanding Citizen" recently, but he may be more well-known for his notorious pecan pies.

    What's his secret?

    Well, it depends.

    If you're talking about the secret recipe for his pecan pies, there isn't one.

  • Meals, money and Musicfest

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission's regular business may have been overshadowed by a discussion about Executive Director Chris Hamilton's job performance.

  • Women's Center has new rooms, services

    Some changes have occurred at the Spring View Hospital Women's Center recently.

    Among those changes include a new service and a new suite.

    Of the brick and mortar variety, a new LDRP suite has been added. LDRP means that a woman giving birth is able to go through labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room.

  • Fiscal court will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The ideas on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Audit report for 2009-10 fiscal year

    - Grant request for partial funding of large animal composting project

    - Boiler repair/replacement options in the old courthouse

    - Funding  request  for 4-H/FFA youth livestock trip - June  16-17, 2011

    - Department reports 

  • Black History Month events this weekend

    Performance at First Baptist Saturday

    The Beasley Sisters of Lexington are scheduled to perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church in Lebanon. The performance is part of the Black Performing Arts Celebration. The Spiritual Women of First Baptist are also scheduled to perform that evening.

    MC Arts Council celebrates Black History Month

  • After school special

    For years, the City of Bradfordsville has been raising money and working toward the renovation of the old Bradfordville School as a community center and storm shelter. According to Dale Waller, the project manager for R.A. Williams Construction Company of Lexington, their portion of the renovation is scheduled to be completed March 23.

    "Right now, we're still on schedule, although the weather has certainly had an impact on us," Waller said.

  • Local woman dies after traffic accident

    A Lebanon woman died following a two-vehicle collision the afternoon of Feb. 7 at the intersection of W. Main Street and Village Way in Lebanon.

    Barbara Mattingly, 77, died at University Hospital in Louisville that same day.

  • Lower tier available on cable rates

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly received a copy of the 2011 Kentucky Basic Cable Rate Survey and he was concerned about what he saw. According to the survey, the basic tier of services offered in Lebanon was two to three times more expensive than basic packages offered by Time Warner in other locations.

    The survey indicated that the basic tier in Lebanon was 55-60 channels for $65. Comparatively, the basic tier is 12 channels for $13.80 in Clark County, 25 channels for $15.76 in Danville, and 27 channels for $27.95 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Centre Square board granted flexibility on rates

    The Lebanon City Council unanimously approved giving the Centre Square Foundation Board authority to adjust its rate structure.

    Councilman Kenny Marrett made the request Feb. 10, after the Lebanon Main Street Committee had approached the Centre Square Board about receiving free use of Centre Square for a planned barbecue festival. The foundation board did not feel it could offer anything other than the existing rates without authorization from the city council.

  • More postal routes moving to Lebanon

    Postal routes in Loretto and St. Francis may be moving to the Lebanon Post Office next month.

    Dave Walton, the postal services spokesperson for the Kentuckiana district, said the plan to move the two Loretto routes and the St. Francis route to Lebanon was still under consideration.

    "At some offices in our district, we're looking to relocate carriers," Walton said.

    Local officials did not say much about the changes, but they did sound more certain that the switch would happen.