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  • 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

  • No school Wednesday, Feb. 17

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed, Wednesday, Feb. 17, because of winter weather and dangerous road conditions.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a 40 percent chance of snow showers Tuesday evening with a low around 22 degrees and wind between 9 and 13 miles per hour.

    For Wednesday, the weather service is predicting similar conditions with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Wednesday night, the low is predicted to be around 21 degrees with winds between 7 and 10 miles per hour.

     

  • Melt-down Marion County registration is this month

    Anyone interested in losing weight and making lifestyle changes is invited to sign up for Melt-Down Marion County.

    Registration will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Marion County Extension Office.

    Weekly sessions will be held each Thursday from March 4 through April 22. Weigh-ins will begin at 5 p.m. and programs will start at 5:30 p.m.

    For more information, call the Marion County Health Department (270) 692-3393, Marion County Community Education (270) 699-3906 or the Marion County Extension Service (270) 692-2421. 

  • Lebanon man arrested for child pornography possession

    A Lebanon man is facing accusations of possessing child pornography following his arrest Feb. 1.

    Sherman Pike of Lebanon was arrested after a search warrant was executed on his apartment by members of the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Attorney General's Office, the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

    He was arraigned Feb. 3 in Marion District Court before Judge Connie Phillips.