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  • Junior Mister is Saturday, March 26

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is pleased to present the 6th annual Marion County Junior Mister Pageant Saturday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Roby Dome.

    The pageant was designed to mirror the Marion County Junior Miss competition with participants competing in interview, fitness, poise and talent competitions but this pageant was for high school boys instead of girls - hence the name "Junior Mister."

  • Judicial center opening delayed over woodworking issue

    The Marion County Judicial Center opening, which had previously been rescheduled for March, is likely to be postponed again. Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said the woodworking did not meet the specifications prepared by the architect.

    "The evaluator came down and said it wasn't in compliance with AWI standards," Mattingly said.

  • Happy to help

    Frank Southall Jr. started working in a pharmacy when he was 14 years old. By his father's side, he learned the ins and outs of relating to customers. 

    The main thing he picked up was that he should treat people how he would want to be treated, said Southall, 50.

    "Everybody's special in some way, no matter where they come from," he said.

  • Dining tax may go away

    The Lebanon City Council has voted to eliminate the city's restaurant tax.

    Councilman Jerry Abell made the motion during Monday night's meeting, March 7, which was seconded by Councilman Kenny Marrett and officially approved 5-0 by the council. Councilwoman Denise Fogle did not cast a vote on Abell's motion, but under parliamentary rules, her non-vote is included with the majority.

    Councilwoman Kate Palagi, who recently gave birth to her fourth child, was not present at the meeting.

  • Saving Landon's Life

    Landon Thompson looks like a happy, healthy 8-month-old.

    He smiles. He giggles. His blue eyes twinkle as he plays with his 5-year-old brother, Benjamin, and his parents, Pat and Stephanie.

    Behind those beautiful, blue eyes are tumors that not only threaten Landon's vision, but also his young, precious life.

  • Schools will have 2-hour delay Thursday

    The Marion County Public School System has issued a two-hour delay for Thursday due to the Lady Knights basketball game at the state tournament in Bowling Green Wednesday evening. School will begin Thursday at 10:25 a.m.

  • Council votes to do away with restaurant tax

    The Lebanon City Council has voted to eliminate the city's restaurant tax.

    Councilman Jerry Abell made the motion, which was seconded by Councilman Kenny Marrett and officially approved 5-0 by the council. Councilwoman Denise Fogle did not cast a vote on Abell's motion, but under parliamentary rules, her non-vote is included with the majority.

    Councilwoman Kate Palagi, who recently gave birth to her fourth child, was not present at the meeting.

  • Councilman would like tourism director to resign

    The ongoing controversies over the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission aren't over yet.

    Councilman Kenny Marrett has requested that Tourism Executive Director Chris Hamilton resign before today's Lebanon City Council meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight, March 7, at city hall.

    Marrett said he met with Mayor Gary Crenshaw Monday to discuss that possibility.

    “I was hoping that Gary Crenshaw could convince Chris to resign so it wouldn't be so public,” Marrett said.

  • Just as Sweet!

    The Marion County Lady Knights avenged a loss and claim their second consecutive Fifth Region championship by defeating Elizabethtown, 53-52, Saturday night.

    With the win, the Lady Knights (25-6) will also be making their second consecutive trip to the Sweet Sixteen in Bowling Green.

    Marion County survived a second-quarter scoring drought of nearly four and half minutes, made a second half comeback, and benefitted from some clutch free throw shooting in the final minute.

    Elizabethtown (29-4) defeated Marion County on Feb. 3 in a game at Elizabethtown.

  • Special-called fiscal court meeting Saturday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting for 8 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The court has two items on its agenda. The first is a E-911 considerations, and the second is the county's administrative code/personnel policy handbook, which is being revised.