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  • School board approves 4 percent revenue increase

    The Marion County Board of Education held a public hearing regarding the school district's tax rates Thursday evening, which no one from the general public attended, and voted unanimously to approve a 4 percent revenue increase.

    A hearing was required because the proposed rates exceed the compensating rate. The compensating tax rates for 2010-11 are 48.6 cents for real estate and 48.6 cents for personal property (per $100 of assessed value).

  • Lebanon Police Officer to resign

    Jeff Waters remains on suspension as a Lebanon Police Officer, but he may be resigning soon.

    Waters, 45, of 182 Hamilton Heights was accused of two counts of theft by deception stemming from an incident April 19 at Higdon's Foodtown IGA.

  • UPDATE: Family Fitness and Safety Day has been postponed

    Due to the weather, Family Fitness and Safety Day is being rescheduled for Oct. 9.

    The event, sponsored by the  Marion County Fitness and Nutrition coalitionwas originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11 at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    The event will feature different activities for the family to enjoy.  Some examples of these activities include a dunking booth, sack races, ATV safety, an inflatable obstacle course, fire safety, and seatbelt safety.  

  • Activating traffic signal on Lebanon bypass

    A traffic signal will be turned on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the intersection of KY 2154 (the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway) and KY 49 (Loretto Road).

    A recent traffic study by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet showed that nearly 6,000 vehicles passed through the intersection each day. The conclusion was that the intersection warranted a traffic signal.

    The transportation cabinet encouraged drivers to use extra caution as the community adjusts to the new signal. 

  • BREAKING NEWS: Gravel Switch woman is missing

    The Kentucky State Police are currently looking for Kara Rigdon, 26, of Gravel Switch who has been missing since July 17.

    She was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch and last spoke with a family member in the early morning hours of July 18.

  • The Great Outhouse Blowout is Saturday

    Sparta's got NASCAR but Historic Penn's Store, just outside Lebanon has the Outhouse 300, the main event of the Great Outhouse Blowout Saturday, Sept. 11.

    Born from the Outhouse Dedication ceremony on Sept. 8, 1992, this unique event is held annually to celebrate and preserve Kentucky's rural heritage.

  • Representative Roundtable

    Jobs, the economy, and healthcare were just a few of the topics talked about at a roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie during his visit to Lebanon Tuesday of last week. But, technical education and its need for additional funding dominated the discussion.

    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund voiced his frustrations to Guthrie about the state's priorities and the lack of support technical education receives.

  • Church music

    Sr. Alice Eugene Tighe uses a walker, but she was among the first to rise to give a standing ovation to the two musicians who performed at the Loretto Motherhouse Thursday evening.

    "They're both virtuosos simultaneously," she said.

    And Tighe, 96, should know. She has a PhD. in music from the University of Michigan, and she still teaches piano. She has lived at the Motherhouse for around seven months, and she said she has been impressed by all of the musicians who have performed during that time.

  • Former MAC employee charged with disorderly conduct

    Elizabeth Ann Newton, 26, of 807 West Finley Ridge Road in Campbellsville received 24 months of probation for disorderly conduct stemming from sexual contact with an inmate.

    Newton was originally charged with second-degree sexual abuse, but the charge was amended to disorderly conduct. Newton was also ordered to stay away from Marion Adjustment Center.

  • Block Party Boogie

    The Generation Gap hosted its annual Block Party over the Labor Day weekend. In addition to music, games and food, the Generation Youth held a dance contest. The Marion County Youth Center also performed a few dance routines for the crowd.