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  • Into the waters

    William Turner recited a poem early in his talk Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church of Lebanon. It was a poem that had been popular with Howard Thurman (a former dean at Howard University), Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

     

    I am tired of sailing my little boat

    Far inside the harbor bar -

    I want to go where the big ships float

  • Overwhelming: Mattingly wins Kentucky Junior Miss competition

    Christine Mattingly is feeling a bit overwhelmed after winning the 2011 Kentucky Junior Miss competition Saturday evening.

    "I said to Julia Springate, the 2010 Kentucky Junior Miss, 'What do I do now?'" Mattingly said.

    Now, she can relax.

  • Good Times & Good Music

    When The Grascals come to Lebanon later this month, Danny Roberts said people should expect to enjoy the show.

    "It's about fun, good times and good music," he said. "Hopefully, everybody will leave with a smile on their face and a song in their head."

  • Detective has new leads for missing woman

    Kara Tingle Rigdon, 27, of Gravel Switch has been missing for more than six months, and very little information has been released about the investigation into her disappearance. But, Kentucky State Police Detective Jamie Richard, who was assigned to the investigation recently, said he has a great deal of new information involving the case and is determined to find Kara.

  • Board asked to fund engineer position at tech center

    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund and Kenny Marrett, a member of the Marion County Jobs Training Consortium, made a presentation to the Marion County Board of Education during its meeting on April 6, 2010, about enhancing curriculum and adding practicum courses at the tech center. At the time, their hopes were that they would receive a $500,000 grant from the state, which would help fund the hiring of an engineer and a coordinator for two years to develop several practicums and lesson plans at the tech center.

  • School board sets the stage for the new year

    The Marion County Board of Education set the stage for 2011 during a special-called meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, and its three new members didn't waste any time getting down to business.

    Everything from the meeting format to the superintendent's report is going to change. At least, that's what the board wants to see happen.

  • Mid-year evaluation this afternoon, Jan. 18

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following items: a mid-year evaluation of Superintendent Donald Smith and board team effectiveness.

    The agenda also includes approval of the minutes of the previous meeting.    

  • Mattingly wins Kentucky Junior Miss competition

    Christine Mattingly of Lebanon has been crowned the 2011 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky.

    Mattingly won the Kentucky Junior Miss competition Saturday evening, Jan. 15, at the Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky. She won preliminary awards for scholastics, self-expression and talent, and she won the overall fitness award. 

    Mattingly will now go on to compete in the Distinguished Young Women pageant (formerly America's Junior Miss), which will be held June 23-25 in Mobile, Alabama.

  • Lebanon man indicted on theft charge

    Edward A. Wilson Jr., 37, of 700 Deer Run Road in Lebanon was indicted for theft by failure to make required disposition of property more than $300 (firearm).

  • Six die on state roads

    Preliminary statistics indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Jan. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
    Five of the crashes involved motor vehicles and three of the victims were not wearing seat belts.  Single-fatality crashes occurred in Boone, Fayette, Franklin, Hickman and Jefferson counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in the Hickman County crash.
    One pedestrian involved crash occurred in Christian County.