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  • LES asks for additional teachers

    Lebanon Elementary School is serving more students than ever before - more than 400 to be exact - which has forced the school to add an additional kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the school year.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education discussed the possibility of hiring a full-time media specialist/librarian and a full-time music teacher in order to fit the unbelievably tight and crowded schedule that the school is facing currently.

    The discussion was the result of a written request made by the LES Site Based Decision Making Council recently.

  • Kelly appointed to judge's seat

    The Governor's office issued the following announcement Monday afternoon:

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced today the appointment of State Senator Dan Kelly as a judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  Sen. Kelly was among three names submitted to Gov. Beshear by the seven-member nominating commission.

    "Sen. Kelly has the appropriate temperament and experience for this position," said Gov. Beshear.  "I feel confident he will provide fair, honest and judicious service to the people of the 11th Judicial Circuit." 

  • Lebanon reviews nuisance property ordinance

    Lebanon city officials have been discussing nuisance properties for months. Now, they are one step closer to doing something to address the problem.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council reviewed a draft of a proposed property maintenance ordinance during its regular monthly meeting.

    The council reviewed a draft of an ordinance based on a similar ordinance in effect in Campbellsville.

  • H1N1 vaccine expected to arrive soon

    Two cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Marion County, according to the Kentucky Department of Health.

    To date, 512 cases of H1N1, also known as swine flu, have been confirmed in Kentucky, and four deaths have been attributed to this strain of influenza virus.

    Limited quantities of a nasal spray H1N1 vaccine were sent to some Kentucky communities earlier this month.

  • An afternoon of grace

    As the bells chimed to announce that it was noon Saturday, approximately 50 people gathered outside the David R. Hourigan Government Building in Lebanon.

    They gathered for one purpose: to pray.

    Specifically, to pray the Rosary.

    Helen Hughes, the organizer of the event, said this is the third year the public Rosary has been held in Marion County. The event was held as close as possible to Oct. 13, the anniversary of what some Catholics believe was Mary’s final apparition to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

  • Thrill of the ‘Chase’

    Susan Perobek rang a cowbell, cheered and took photos as her teammate Paula Pierce finished her leg eight of the inaugural Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay that passed through Marion County Friday.

    “We’re always looking for some new adventure,” said Perobek, the captain of the Girls Night Out team, which included members from Louisville, Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee.

    The “Girls” were just one of the 150 teams that  participated in the relay. Each team had between six and 12 runners.

  • Loretto man in accident on KY 527

    A Loretto man was involved in Oct. 6 in a single-vehicle accident .7 of a mile north of St. Francis on KY 527.

    Gregory Ruley, 44, was driving a 1989 Chevy S-10 Blazer north on KY 527 at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control in a curve, ran off the road and struck a ditch. The state police reported that he then crossed the roadway again and overturned in a yard.

    Ruley was not wearing a seat belt, according to the state police.

    He was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS. Ruley has been treated and released.

  • Council approves pay increases for some city employees

    A few Lebanon city employees will see bigger paychecks thanks to decisions made by the Lebanon City Council during a special-called meeting Sept.

  • 'King of Pot' featured on America's Most Wanted

    U.S. Marshals and the Kentucky State Police have been looking for Johnny Boone for years, and now the television show America's Most Wanted is lending a hand. Boone, 66, was described as the "King of Pot" and "Godfather of Grass" and as a member of the infamous Cornbread Mafia on the television program that aired Oct. 3. The U.S. Marshals have been looking for Boone for more than a year. In September of 2008, they were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his apprehension.

  • Lebanon city hall open Saturdays to receive property tax payments

    Lebanon City Hall will be open Saturdays in October to receive property tax payments.

    City hall will be open form 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 for the purpose of receive property tax bill payments.