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  • Court receives budgets from four special districts

    The Marion County Fiscal Court accepted the 2013-14 budgets from three local special districts and from the Lincoln Trail Area Development District during its June 6 meeting.
    Special districts have received added attention in the past year, in part because of efforts by State Auditor Adam Edelen to raise awareness about those districts. Edelen’s office created a website with information about the districts, and during the 2013 General Assembly, legislation was approved with the intent to further increase the availability of information about those districts.

  • ‘Obamacare’ changes how health insurance will be provided

    Jack Tillman wasn’t at the June 7 First Friday Forum to advocate for or against Obamacare, but he was there to try to help inform the audience about what it might mean for them.
    Tillman is the vice president for member and group services for the Kentucky Health Cooperative, a non-profit insurance company that has been created in anticipation of the implementation of the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
    He said it remains to be seen whether the changes will be good for the country.

  • High Note

    The Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, along with world-renowned musicians from Germany and Australia, performed Saturday, June 8 at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. John Foster of Australia performed, along with Friedemann Immer of Germany, who had a family reunion, of sorts, during his Lebanon visit. Two of his long lost relatives traveled from Michigan and Alabama to meet him and see him perform.

  • Local man pleads guilty to abusing children

    Christopher Reardon, 22, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon pled guilty to second-degree assault and seven counts of criminal abuse. His sentencing has been scheduled for July 25.
    Reardon was originally indicted for first-degree assault and seven counts of criminal abuse stemming from incidents involving a 1-year-old female, a 2-year-old male, a 3-year-old female and a 5-year-old female between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 last year.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • Ahead of the curve

    An offhand comment at a routine checkup may have saved Richard Crum’s life.
    His comment led to an ultrasound, which led to two surgeries, which left him with less than one fully functioning kidney.
    The story of how Crum, 67, got to this point begins last October, when he went to the doctor for a regular check of his cholesterol levels. His physician, Dr. William Kirk, wasn’t able to see him that day, so Crum met with Physician’s Assistant Patricia Pulliam instead.

  • Wise to appear on TV show ‘Snapped’ Sunday

    The story of how a Campbellsville woman was convicted of killing her husband will be featured on national television Sunday night.
    Kathleen Wise, 62, who admitted to killing her husband with an overdose of liquid morphine, will be featured on an episode of "Snapped," which airs on the Oxygen network. The show will air at 9 p.m. and repeat throughout the week.
    Wise, formerly of 4203 Bengal Road, is serving life in prison at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women after a jury found her guilty during a one-day trial last July.

  • Marion County Board of Education to meet tonight, June 11

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having its regular monthly meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the administration building located at 755 East Main Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes:
    * MCHS Student Drug Testing program report
    * Summer Feeding Report
    * Project based learning report
    * Consider approval of school lunch prices for the 2013-14 school year
    * Consider approval of the Application for Participation in the Community Based Work Transition program for the 2013-14 school year and authorize matching funds

  • Community Action board to meet Tuesday in Elizabethtown

    The board of directors for Central Kentucky Community Action is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the district office, 613 College Street Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Tourist commission to meet this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 this afternoon in room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    - Mission statement

    - Minutes

    - Treasurer's report

    - Brown signs

    - Marketing plan for 2013-14

    - Budget for 2013-14

    - Landscaping signage for the property near Maker's Mark

    - Repurposing an old laptop

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 tonight, June 10, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Charles P. Neal to discuss street meets and tent revival

    - Minutes of previous council meetings

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old busines

    - Approval of the Lebanon Water Works annual budget

    - Approval of the tourism budget

    - Acceptance of liability insurance proposal

    - Acceptance of worker's compensation proposal