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  • Tensions persist, mayor urges commissioners to move forward

    The tension within the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission hasn't let up just yet.

    During a special-called meeting Oct. 20, the first item on the agenda referred to a commissioner's continued appointment, and it appears to have stemmed from an open records request made by Commissioner Dennis George.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw attended last week's meeting and urged the commissioners to find a way to work together, even with their disagreements.

  • MCHS in regional marching band competition Saturday

    The Marching Knights will take the field for regional competition Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville.

    Marion County will be competing in the Class AAAA West Regional. They are scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Central time. Tickets for the regional competition are $10 apiece and can be purchased on site.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Pauper funeral expense

    - Resolution and proclamation on behalf of St. Charles Church

    - Lease agreement of CD & D landfill site

    - Letter of intent (non-binding); real estate lease

    - Presentation concerning county employee - Humana Health Insurance Renewal

  • Tourist commission calls special meeting for Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes a few items.

    The first item is "Commissioner continued appointment to the LTCC discussion and action."

    This is followed by an executive session to discuss property acquisition and a personnel discussion.

  • Two accidents involving animals this week

    Accidents involving animals were reported Monday and Tuesday mornings on Danville Highway. The Marion County Sheriff's Office worked both accidents.

    No serious injuries were reported to people, but a horse died as a result of the accident Tuesday morning, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • March for Babies is Saturday

    The 2011 March for Babies is scheduled to begin Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

    The March for Babies is an annual fund-raiser for the March of Dimes, which supports research and provides education about premature babies to families and healthcare professionals.

    According to the March for Babies website, more than 500,000 babies are born premature every year in the United States.

  • Tourist commission continues search for director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission interviewed two more candidates Thursday for the vacant executive director's position.

    The commission held a special-called meeting Oct. 13, and that evening the commission conducted video interviews with two candidates, Chairman Dan Lawson said. Commissioner Tom Lund was out of town during last week's meeting, but all of the other commissioners were present.

  • City, tourism consider property acquisition

    In recent months, the Lebanon City Council and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission have been contacted about the possibility of purchasing property at the intersection of Burkes Spring Road and Hwy. 52.

    During its Oct. 10 meeting, the city council voted 5-0 in favor of contributing $10,000 toward the purchase. Councilman Jay Grundy was not present at that meeting.

  • Tech center has new principal

    Tony Webb has been teaching in the technical school setting for more than a decade, and now he's leading the Marion County Area Technology Center as its principal.

    Webb, who resides in Anderson County, began his career in education later in life. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he worked at several industries and businesses before stepping into the education field.

  • Enduring Faith

    "... their faith was strong and healthful and their attainment of Catholic truth unwavering."

    Those words were written in "The Life of Archbishop Spalding" in reference to the Catholic settlers who moved from Maryland to what is now central Kentucky and to their descendants. Evidence that that faith has not wavered was on display Sunday, when St. Charles Catholic Church celebrated its 225th anniversary.