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  • Library hosting college preparation event Wednesday, June 8

    Future college students and their parents may want to attend "Destination: On Your Own" from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Marion County Public Library. The event is being presented in collaboration with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and AmeriCorps, via the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.
    At 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Travis Webb will present information for students preparing to leave for college and to live in a dorm room or in their own apartment. The presentation will include information about budgeting, saving and more.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 8 a.m., June 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - A work session on the 2011-12 budget

    - Revisions to the county's administrative code and personnel policy ordinance

    - Emergency operations preparedness plan

  • Lebanon is hot spot on the 400 Mile Sale trail

    The 400 Mile Sale rolls through Lebanon from one end of Main Street to the other Thursday-Sunday, June 2-5. This event features dozens of yard sales and Lebanon's own unique antique, craft and collectibles shops.

    The 400 Mile route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities along U.S. 68 with thousands of sales, more than 200 shops and great entertainment.


    • June 2-5: 400 Miles sales.

  • Page-turner

    Ninie Hammon is coming back to Marion County, at least, for one day.

    Hammon, formerly Ninie Sooter Glasscock, came to work at The Lebanon Enterprise in 1979. She stayed in central Kentucky, in various positions with the Enterprise and The Springfield Sun until 1995, when she left and started The Southeast Outlook, a Christian newspaper in Louisville.

    But the home of Ham Days remains close to her heart.

  • Six MAC inmates indicted

    Six inmates at Marion Adjustment Center were indicted recently in Marion Circuit Court. Two men are facing assault charges, and four are recent escapees from the prison.

    - Sean Underwood, 38, of Marion Adjustment Center was indicted for third-degree assault, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • More than just a memorial

    Monday, the country took pause to remember all of the people who have died serving our country. And, for a young woman in Texas, the City of Lebanon was on her mind. More specifically, one of Lebanon's own fallen veterans.

    This man wasn't a relative or a friend. In fact, she never even knew him.

    But thanks to a school project, she knew his story very well.

  • Spirited Start

  • Drug testing policy drafted, funding still needed

    The first draft of a drug testing policy has been written and, if approved by the Marion County Board of Education, it would include athletes, students participating in extra-curricular activities, students who drive to school and students who volunteer or are enrolled by their parents.

  • Board member says former superintendent failed to follow severance agreement

    The severance agreement made between the Marion County Board of Education and former Superintendent Donald W. Smith came into question during a special-called board meeting Tuesday, May 24.

  • Commission begins 2011-12 budget preparations

    For nearly two hours May 27, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission reviewed its initial 2011-12 budget proposal.

    "This is the beginning point, not the ending point," said Executive Director Chris Hamilton, who prepared the proposal for the commissioners.

    The initial proposal included $584,732 in projected revenues and $439,889.13 in projected expenses. However, those numbers are likely to change as a result of some of the changes proposed by the commissioners Friday.