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  • 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.

  • Beware of phone solicitations

    During the past few weeks, the Marion County Sheriff's Office has received several complaints concerning suspicious phone solicitations.

    The person calling is advising the individuals that they have won a large sum of money usually in the range of $250,000 to $550,000 and wants to meet with them at Wal-Mart to arrange for payment. However, in order to receive payment the person is asking for $200 to $300 up front. There have been incidents in which the caller has also asked for credit card information.

  • InBrief

    MASH unit coming to Marion County

    The Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital will be in Marion County Feb. 5.

    The Marion County Animal Shelter and Just Paws Inc. will be hosting the MASH unit that day at the animal shelter. The MASH unit is based in Lexington and provides low-cost spaying and neutering and other general small animal veterinary services.

  • Cultural Exchange

    When Gulbutamo Mamadshoeva arrived in the United States, Marion County was not what she envisioned.

    "In Europe and Asia, everybody thinks that America is New York and Disney World," said Mamadshoeva, 16, who is better known as Gulya to her friends.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff to feature The Grascals

    Celebrating the state's official music and the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music," Lebanon opens Kentucky's bluegrass music season with the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff Jan. 28-29.

  • Training exercise turns into real life emergency

    Robert Mattingly didn't expect to be saving a life May 2, but Locky Beasley is glad he did.

    Last month, Mattingly and Jeff Kinser of the Louisa Fire Department received medals of valor for their efforts that day, and State Rep. Rocky Adkins of Sandy Hook presented each of them with a proclamation from the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • MLK Day celebration is Sunday

    A member of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame will be the featured speaker during the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Lebanon this Sunday.

    During his career, William Turner has worked as a research assistant for Alex Haley (the author of Roots). Today, he serves as a distinguished professor of Appalachian studies at Berea College.

    Turner's talk will cap a day of festivities Jan. 16 in Lebanon.