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  • MCHS Academic Team successfully defends 5th Region title

    The Marion County High School Academic Team competed in the KAAC Governor's Cup Academic Competition hosted at Marion County High School on Feb. 18-20 and came away with their second regional title in as many years. Led by seniors Grant Avritt, Patrick Cox, Kurt Dulmage, Joseph Lucas, and Hannah O'Daniel, the Knights outdistanced 15 other Fifth Region schools by winning four of the six written assessment events and capturing first place in the eight-team Quick Recall tournament. Patrick Cox took top honors in mathematics and arts/humanities.

  • AG's office call for changes on topix.com

    Topix.com provides a message board that allows anyone to post comments on local and national issues. But that same message board has also been the source of controversy because some users post defamatory and derogatory comments about others in those forums.

    Now, the Kentucky Attorney General's Office and the Connecticut Attorney General's Office are pushing for topix.com to make changes.

  • First load of donations delivered to Haiti

    A total of 110,000 pounds of peanut butter, rice, beans, canned goods, T-shirts, sheets and shoes were collected locally for the people of Haiti. Thursday, the first shipment of those donations was delivered to the poverty-stricken country that suffered a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12.

    According to Brother Bud Owen, who has been leading the local relief effort, the next load of local donations will be sent to Haiti in approximately 28 days. Bro. Bud's parents, Larry and Diane Owen, have a mission called Waves of Mercy based in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. Bro.

  • Lobbyist meets with local PAC

    During the past month, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council took its first step into the field of lobbying.

    Friday morning at the Hampton Inn, the Citizens for Continued Growth of Marion County, a political action committee, met with Karen Thomas-Lentz, the lobbyist who will be working on behalf of the city and the county.

  • Open for business

    In 1972, six men got together to form an organization to stimulate business, commercial and manufacturing activity in Marion County.

    Today, that organization, the Marion County Industrial Foundation, provides oversight to the Marion County Economic Development Office, and it could affect what Lebanon and Marion County will look like in the future. The foundation owns more than 330 acres of land (along Hwy. 208 and at the intersection of Hwy.

  • Good Knight

    Editor's note: This is the first of a series of stories about the 2009 Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding" award recipients.   "Find yourself here." That's the state slogan for California. And, for Melissa Lee Knight, it rings true. After being born and raised in Calvary, graduating from Marion County High School in 1996, and Western Kentucky University in 2000, Knight and the man that would soon become her husband, Will, decided to leave their small Kentucky towns and move t

  • Lebanon man dead after wreck

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred on Monday, Feb. 15.

    According to the Lebanon Police Department, at 2:08 p.m., a caller reported seeing an overturned vehicle in a creek on Popes Creek Road, six miles east of Lebanon. The Kentucky State Police, Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue Squad and Bradfordsville Fire Department responded to the scene.

    According to a report by the KSP, the accident is estimated to have occurred at 5:45 a.m.

  • Little Fighter

    Lexi Derringer is only 3 years old, but she is one tough cookie.

    From the day she was born prematurely at 29 weeks, she has been fighting to live. She spent the first two months of her life at Kosair Hospital, and she's there again. Only this time, she has cancer.

    She was diagnosed with Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) on Friday, Nov. 13. Friday the 13th is widely known as an unlucky day, but for Lexi's parents, Kevin and Christy Derringer, that day was a nightmare.

  • Special city council meeting tonight, Feb. 22

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in special session at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following items:

     

    - Facilities Plan Update Presentation by CDP Engineers

     

    - State’s economic incentive program discussion presented by Tom Lund, Economic Development

     

    - Council Concurrence to Advertise for a Police Officer

     

    - Council Concurrence of the Mayor’s Appointment of Jerry Evans to the Human Rights Commission

     

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday, Feb. 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

    The following items are on the agenda:

    - To consider a change in the contribution schedule for HRA/EBA member benefits

    - To consider escrow and disbursement agreement with the Marion County Board of Education regarding LGEA funds

    - To consider a renewal of the county's policy with Delta Dental

    - To consider amendments to the 2009-10 budget

    - To consider a memorandum of understanding regarding a 2010 ambulance service grant