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  • Marion County Fire School is this weekend

    The fifth annual Marion County Fire School is scheduled for Oct. 29 and 30.

    More than 100 firefighters from around the state have preregistered, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson. Another 100 or 200 firefighters are expected to take part in the school.

    The school will include classes on fire behavior and fire control, firefighter survival and rescue, farm rescue, advanced vehicle rescue, arson/crime scene investigation, drivers training, and rope rescue operations.

  • Miracle Baby

    The 2011 March for Babies was held Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon, and Ambassador Baby Juliana Maria Diaz Wolford of Campbellsville was all smiles. Juliana was born 10 weeks premature on March 3, but was surprisingly healthy, despite weighing just 1 pound, 13.5 ounces. She was breathing on her own, but was put on a ventilator for one day. She remained on oxygen for five weeks. Aside from low birth weight, the only physical affect of Juliana being born premature was a hole in her heart, which, according to her mother, Ashley Contreras, closed on its own.

  • Canadian company continues to grow

    When Gov. Steve Beshear stopped in Lebanon Oct. 20, Mayor Gary Crenshaw pointed out that Beshear has been here five times in the last three and a half years.

    "Each time that he comes it's either to do a ribbon cutting or bring money and jobs to Lebanon and Marion County," Crenshaw said. "Governor, thank you very much, and I invite you over the next four and a half years to come back as often as you can."

  • Big heart & a new home

    When Billy Osbourne became the president of the Marion County Association for the Handicapped, he developed a five-year plan to build new group homes and new workshops for Marion County Industries.

    On Oct. 20, the first part of that plan came to fruition with the opening of Marion Meadows, a house for three individuals with mental disabilities.

    "It feels real good," Osbourne said at the open house.

  • Tensions persist, mayor urges commissioners to move forward

    The tension within the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission hasn't let up just yet.

    During a special-called meeting Oct. 20, the first item on the agenda referred to a commissioner's continued appointment, and it appears to have stemmed from an open records request made by Commissioner Dennis George.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw attended last week's meeting and urged the commissioners to find a way to work together, even with their disagreements.

  • MCHS in regional marching band competition Saturday

    The Marching Knights will take the field for regional competition Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville.

    Marion County will be competing in the Class AAAA West Regional. They are scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. Central time. Tickets for the regional competition are $10 apiece and can be purchased on site.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda are:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Pauper funeral expense

    - Resolution and proclamation on behalf of St. Charles Church

    - Lease agreement of CD & D landfill site

    - Letter of intent (non-binding); real estate lease

    - Presentation concerning county employee - Humana Health Insurance Renewal

  • Tourist commission calls special meeting for Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes a few items.

    The first item is "Commissioner continued appointment to the LTCC discussion and action."

    This is followed by an executive session to discuss property acquisition and a personnel discussion.

  • Two accidents involving animals this week

    Accidents involving animals were reported Monday and Tuesday mornings on Danville Highway. The Marion County Sheriff's Office worked both accidents.

    No serious injuries were reported to people, but a horse died as a result of the accident Tuesday morning, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • March for Babies is Saturday

    The 2011 March for Babies is scheduled to begin Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

    The March for Babies is an annual fund-raiser for the March of Dimes, which supports research and provides education about premature babies to families and healthcare professionals.

    According to the March for Babies website, more than 500,000 babies are born premature every year in the United States.