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  • Breathing easier

    Mary Lou Spalding is appreciative of every breath she takes.
    After years of needing oxygen just to get through the day, she is resting at home while recovering from her recent lung transplant.
    "I've not had any oxygen on since the Wednesday before I came home from the hospital," said Mary Lou, 59. "Knock on wood, I pray I never have to go back on it."

  • Passing his papers: Ron Lewis donates documents from time in office to university

    By Ben Sheroan
    Landmark News Service

    The collection of Ron Lewis’ congressional papers – doodles and all – now are part of archives at Campbellsville University’s Montgomery Library.
    A recent dedication service celebrated the accomplishments of the former Baptist preacher from Hardin County who largely was a political unknown when he filed for the 2nd Congressional District seat in a 1994 special election. In his brief remarks, he chose to focus on the constituents.

  • City approves 15 percent water rate increase

    Editor's note: A special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council has been scheduled for 6 p.m. today, April 17, at city hall. The agenda includes the second reading of the ordinance setting the new water rates and a noise variance for the Color in Motion 5K.

  • Water rate decision on April 15 council meeting agenda

    The Lebanon City Council has scheduled a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, at city hall to decide on a request to increase water rates.

    The Lebanon Water Company on April 8 asked the council to approve a 15 percent water rate increase, and after nearly 40 minutes of discussion, the council agreed to meet again April 15.

  • Woman charged with murder after Nelson County shooting

    From The Kentucky Standard

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide at 1660 Plum Run Road, and a woman has been charged with murder.

    Dispatchers received a call at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday from someone who said a man was lying in the driveway of the home and appeared to have been shot.

    When officers responded, they found 51-year-old James M. "Marcy" Thomas III dead at that location. (Thomas is a Marion County native.)

  • Postal service delays August implementation of five-day mail delivery

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The U.S. Postal System's Board of Governors has announced it will indefinitely delay its planned implementation of five-day mail delivery in the U.S. on Aug. 5.
    The board said restrictive language from Congress prohibits it from reducing the current six-day delivery to five days a week.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show 2013

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Farm, Home and Garden Show last weekend at the American Wood Fibers Warehouse in Lebanon. Visitors could get ideas for home improvement projects and enjoy some food prepared by the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association. 

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk returns to Lebanon this weekend as part of the ongoing effort to increase awareness about autism throughout the community.
    “I really just want people to know that everybody is invited,” said Lisa Nally-Martin, the event organizer.
    The walk is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Middle School.

  • Music to their ears

    Autism is still a mystery for families affected by it and for the medical community alike.
    Without a doubt, autism creates challenges for those affected by it, and for their loved ones, but sometimes that mystery leads to something surprisingly good.   

  • Bike and Hike is Saturday

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition is hosting its annual Family Bike and Hike 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 20 at Graham Memorial Park.
    The Family Bike and Hike is open to everyone in the community, although parents must accompany their children during this event.
    Children 5 and under can participate for free, but they must be registered for the event.