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  • Mayor will deliver budget address to Lebanon City Council tonight

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in a special session at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw will give a his annual budget address to the council tonight.

    The agenda also includes the second reading of an intent to annex ordinance regarding 0.763 acres off Little Jodie Drive.

    The council will also consider the first reading of an ordinance adopting a supplement to the city's code of ordinance.

  • Flood victims encouraged to contact FEMA

    Federal emergency management officials want anyone who was affected by the recent flooding to remember one thing - 1-800-621-FEMA.

    Last week, Marion County was added to the list of counties that are eligible for individual assistance. Individuals and families with residences and small businesses that were damaged by the flooding should call the phone number above so they can be assigned a registration number and begin the application process.

  • Lebanon is hot spot on the 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff trail

    The 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff sale rolls through Lebanon from one end of Main Street to the other Thursday to Sunday, June 3-6.

    This unique event features dozens of huge yard sales and Lebanon's own antique, craft and collectibles shops. The entire 400 Miles route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities along U.S. 68 with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and great entertainment.

  • In Brief

    Shooting incident occurs at Cardinal Den

    A Bardstown man was arrested May 9 for his involvement in a shooting incident that took place at The Cardinal Den.

    According to Kentucky State Police, at 1:18 a.m., KSP Trooper Brian Coyt responded to The Cardinal Den after receiving a complaint of shots being fired. The Lebanon Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Department also responded.

  • Soaked, but still growing

    The morning of May 3, Donnie Veatch said his wife asked him how high the water got after the May 2 flooding.

    "She looked out the window and said, 'It's right here,'" Veatch said.

    Veatch, 48, had seen flooding before, but he'd never seen the water get as high as it did in the aftermath of the rains of May 1 and 2.

  • Bradfordsville has third fire on same block

    Three times since April 22, the Bradfordsville Fire Department has responded to house fires on Riverview Drive in Bradfordsville.

    The most recent fire occurred at approximately 7 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at 405 Riverview Drive. Arson is suspected.

    "One of the neighbors spotted it and alerted the fire department," said Joe Pat Kirkland, the assistant chief of the Bradfordsville Fire Department.

    The department was able to respond quickly, limiting the damage to an enclosed back porch and the kitchen area of the house, Kirkland said.

  • Budget cuts could have domino effect on local schools

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special called meeting for May 25, at 6 p.m., with the intent of approving a budget for the Marion County Public School System. While the state is still without a budget, Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith and the leadership staff are working to have a game plan for not only next school year, but also the 2011-12 school year.

    "It's going to be some tough times in years 11 and 12 so we're trying to brace for it now," Smith said.

  • Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, and the administration building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the special-called meeting includes the following items:

    - School Technology Leadership Program state award winners

    - Superintendent's report

    - Consider approval of the tentative 2010-11 budget

    - Consider approval of job descriptions

    - Approve minutes of  previous meeting

  • Marion County approved for individual assistance after flooding

    President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Kentucky May 11 in the aftermath of flooding, mudslides and tornadoes that occurred throughout the state May 1-2. With that initial declaration, federal funding to individuals was approved for eight counties: Casey, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Metcalfe, Rockcastle, Rowan, and Woodford counties.

    Monday, May 17, nine more counties were approved for individual assistance. Marion, Adair, Bath, Boyd, Carter, Franklin, Greenup, Madison and Mercer counties are the latest counties approved.

  • Officer suspended pending theft case

    An April 19 incident involving a Lebanon Police officer at Higdon's Foodtown IGA is under investigation.

    A uniform citation by a Kentucky State Trooper reads that Jeffrey Waters, 45, of 182 Hamilton Heights allegedly put four no-bake cookies into a bag and only paid for two cookies. A May 5 summons reads that Waters is accused of two counts of theft by deception. The summons accused Waters of obtaining merchandise from Higdon's IGA by "creating a false impression the packaging of other items purchased also included the merchandise unlawfully taken."