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  • Assistance available for flood victims

    A small group of citizens, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly, Deputy Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas and field representatives from Brett Guthrie's office met with federal representatives in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building June 9 to discuss the aftermath of the May 2 flooding.

    "All along the Rolling Fork [River] there were people who had damage," Mattingly said.

  • Relay for Life starts Friday

    At 7 p.m. Friday, June 18, a torch lighting will mark the opening of the 2010 Marion County Relay for Life. This year's event will be held at the new baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park.

    This is the 14th year Marion County has hosted its own Relay for Life.

    "We've got a lot of survivors this year that have registered," said Kim Bell of the local Relay for Life committee.

    Luminary sales will begin at 4 p.m. A cancer survivor's dinner is being held at 5 p.m., and registration opens at 6 p.m.

  • In Brief

    Original name restored to cemetery

    Andrew Grundy appeared before the Lebanon City Council June 7 with one request - to rename Al Bilik Park to its original name.

    The park, which is located on North Proctor Knott Avenue, was originally the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

    Grundy explained that the first settlers in Marion County were Presbyterians, and the cemetery was the burial site for many of the early settlers who founded Lebanon as a community.

  • Happy and healthy

    Amber Fields' life changed March 8, 2007.

    She was 26 years old at the time. After dealing with constant pain for about a week, she decided to have her doctor check it out.

    "I went to the doctor with some pain and ended up a week later going under the knife," she said. "They removed a volleyball-sized tumor from my left ovary."

    Fields, now 29, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The tumor that the surgeon removed weighed more than three pounds.

  • Adam Hughes Memorial Highway has been dedicated

    The Lebanon bypass extension was dedicated Tuesday morning, June 15. As part of the dedication of the extension, that portion of Hwy. 2154 has been named the Adam Hughes Memorial Highway.

    Sgt. Hughes died while serving in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle.

    Look for more about the dedication in the June 23 print edition.

  • What's in the water?

    Customers of Lebanon Water Works and the Marion County Water District recently received a report stating that in February a water sample had a turbidity level that exceeded the turbidity standards.   So what is turbidity?

    "Turbidity is not harmful to your health," said John L. Thomas, Lebanon Water Works superintendent. "It's just the cloudiness of the water. I doubt that anybody saw it at their household."

  • MCHS band in dire situation, but so are academics, principal says

    In April, during a discussion about Section 7 requests, board members agreed to possibly give the Marion County High School band $10,000. The board didn't make an official decision on that funding, however.

    According to Marion County High School Principal Taylora Schlosser, the board asked the MCHS site-based decision-making council to make the recommendation for the band to receive those funds. However, the council was uncomfortable doing so, and voiced their concerns during last week's board meeting.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting Tuesday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in a special-called meeting Tuesday, June 22.

    The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, is also scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. These are are the items on the agenda for that meeting:

    - The second reading of an ordinance amending the 2009-10 budget.

    - The second reading of the 2010-11 fiscal year budget.

  • Funeral for Loretto fire chief is Thursday

    Loretto Fire Chief Mark Mattingly was found dead in his home Monday morning after he did not report to work at Maker's Mark.

    He was 42 years old.

    The cause of death has not yet been released.

    "Mark was an extremely hard worker," Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said. "He was dedicated to fire and rescue services for this county."

    Chief Mattingly also worked as an EMT in Marion and Nelson counties.

    Chuck Helm, the Raywick fire chief, said Chief Mattingly was one the best chiefs and best firefighters around.

  • Marion County has a 'good team' in Frankfort

    Teamwork - that was the theme during Marion County Economic Development's First Friday Forum June 4. Marion County's very own "A-team" of sorts - State Rep. Terry Mills, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and lobbyist Karen Thomas-Lentz - were on hand to speak about the state budget that was recently approved, which includes $32 million in projects for Marion County.

    "We came out in really good shape," Thomas-Lentz said. "And I think the reason is... you're sitting in the perfect place right now.