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  • Lady Knights are Bowling Green bound

    Fifth Region championship tee-shirts will go on sale Monday, March 8, at noon. A limited number of first-round tickets will be available for purchase at 4 p.m. Monday at Marion County High School.

    The Marion County Lady Knights are the 2010 Fifth Region champions, and that means they have a ticket to the Kentucky Girls Sweet Sixteen in Bowling Green.

    Hundreds of Marion County fans greeted the players at the Marion County High School when they returned from winning the regional title.

  • Six apply for vacant school board seat

    Six people have applied for the school board seat that was left vacant when School Board Member Joe Mattingly resigned recently.

    The six applicants are: Joseph K. Ferguson, Peggy Sue Downs, Neal Alan Gordon, Steven Bradley Mattingly, Charles Michael Cecil and Mark Tennes Bell.

  • Police chief screening committee being formed

    The City of Lebanon is in the process of assembling a committee to interview the seven applicants for the vacant police chief position.

    City Administrator John O. Thomas said that he, Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Kandice Engle-Gray will serve on the committee. The remaining members have not yet been identified.

    When the final committee members are named, the committee will begin scheduling interviews, according to Thomas.

    Shelton Young retired as chief at the end of January. Here is some background about the seven individuals who are seeking to replace him:

  • Springfield man dies in plane crash

    A fatal airplane crash near the Lebanon-Springfield Airport last week claimed the life of a local pilot.

    Kent Douglas Shilling, 40, of Springfield was killed when the Piper PA-28 Cherokee airplane he was piloting went down about one mile from the airport.

  • Head of the class

    "You'll make a good substitute, but not a good teacher."

    Those words from her college advisor almost made Coury Leathers Osbourne give up on her dream of becoming a teacher, a dream that began at a very early age. Being raised in a family that put a strong emphasis on education and being surrounded by educators, including her father Freddie Leathers, it seemed natural for her to pursue teaching.

    But those words nearly sidetracked her during her senior year at Bellarmine University.

  • Faithful, fighter

    Toward the end of Sunday's Black History Celebration, Jerry Evans addressed the audience.

    "We've lost a fighter in the person of Verda Calhoun," he said.

    It was a simple, but significant statement about Calhoun, who died Thursday evening, Feb. 25, after decades of working to improve her community. She was 74.

    Calhoun served as president of the local chapter of the NAACP for 22 years until her death.

    She was a person who worked hard and wanted things done right and done well, according to those who knew her.

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8.

    The following items are on the agenda:

    - Roger Marcum, executive vice president of St. Catharine College

    - Melissa Knight of the Centre Square Foundation Board

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Bills

    - Department reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business

    A. Appointments to the Human Rights Commission

    B. Contract between St. Catharine and the Centre Square Foundation Board

    - Other business

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 4.

    Here are items on the agenda:

    - Consider  /  Approval   of   Minutes  of  Previous   Meeting

    - Presentation  of  Audit  Report  of   FY  ending   June  30,  2009 – White &  Company

    - “By-Pass   Extension”  -  Naming   Request  - Resolution  - Marion  County  Veterans

  • Council discusses facilities plan

    Engineers from CDP Engineers spoke with the Lebanon City Council during its special-called meeting Monday night about the city's facilities plan.

    Cities are required to update their plans at a minimum of once every 20 years, according to Ken Roseman of CDP. The City of Lebanon last completed a facilities plan in 1994.

  • He's a good man, DENNIS BROWN

    What has Brown done for you? Quite a bit if you are a student in Marion County.

    Dennis Brown has helped local sports programs, worked to improve the equipment available to local technical school students, and generally been an active member of the community.

    It's those contributions, above and beyond his duties as TG Kentucky's general manager general administration division that led the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce to make Brown the first winner of its newest award, Outstanding Industry Manager.