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  • City pushing to clean up Woodlawn property

    The Lebanon City Council wants unsightly properties to be cleaned up within city limits, and it's starting with 408 Woodlawn Avenue.

    John Thompson, the city building inspector and zoning official, said the city will file a summons against the property owner in Marion District Court.

    The city's goals is not to bring lawsuits, however.

    "The goal is to get the property cleaned up," Thompson said.

    The council briefly discussed 408 Woodlawn Avenue during both of its special called meetings last week (June 17 and 19).

  • Fiscal court projects 10 percent decrease in revenue

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is projecting a $1.4 million revenue decrease for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

    The county is projecting it will receive $12.1 million in revenue during 2009-10 fiscal year. This is a 10 percent decrease when compared to nearly $13.5 million it has received through June 15 of the 2008-09 fiscal year.

    The final figures for the 2008-09 budget are not yet official, but with the fiscal year ending June 30, the year-to-date figures will be close to the final figures, according to Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran.

  • St. Augustine Picnic is Friday and Saturday

    The first annual St. Augustine Picnic will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at the school parking lots located at 236 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. The picnic will begin at 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The St. Augustine Alumni Committee will be hosting this event. There will be something for all ages along with good food and great company.

    For more information, contact Glenn Leake, alumni committee chairperson at (270) 692-9413.

  • Former economic development director dies

    Lee Roy Senn, 82, of Danville died June 5.   Senn previously served as the Marion County economic development director, retiring in 1992.   Senn was born in Jefferson County Aug. 18, 1926. He was a World War II veteran, and he worked for the L&N Railroad for 36 years. He worked for the River Port Authority in Louisville and as the Maysville Chamber of Commerce director before he arrived in Lebanon.

  • Sheriff's Department recaptures MAC inmate

    An inmate at Marion Adjustment Center walked away from the private prison during the evening June 8. According to MAC officials, Danny Copeland, 55, was verified missing at 9:44 p.m. June 8. He was recaptured by the Marion County Sheriff's Department at 10:10 p.m.   Copeland was serving an eight-year sentence for two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He would have been eligible for parole Oct. 1, 2010, and his scheduled release date would have been Aug.

  • St. A hires new principal

    When Alicia Riggs and her family moved back to Kentucky in 2007, after living in Florida for 17 years, she began looking for a school for her children to attend. That search ended when she visited St. Augustine Grade School in Lebanon.

    "I fell in love with the warmth, charm, and well run program I saw," Riggs said. "Sister Rose and I 'clicked' immediately. I knew that it was the perfect school for my son, Peter."

  • Farmers Market, pavilion open for business

    Shoppers looking for farm fresh fruits and vegetables - and maybe a few pieces of art - now have a new stop in Lebanon. The Lebanon farmers market has moved to the recently dedicated farmers market pavilion.

  • Train ride turns bad

    A trip to the Louisville Zoo June 1 ended with a dozen people from Marion County taking a scarier trip than anticipated when a train derailed while they were riding it.

    "It just happened so fast," said Melissa Cull, one of the Marion Countians on the train during the accident. "You read about stuff like this or see it on television, and you never think it could happen to you."

  • Lebanon City Council meets tonight

     The Lebanon City Council will meet in special session at 8:15 p.m. June 17.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - First reading of an ordinance amending the 2008-09 budget

    - First reading of the 2009-10 budget

    - A request for funding for the senior citizens center

    - Discussion of housing conditions at 408 Woodlawn Avenue.

  • Farmer's market pavilion now open

    The grand opening of the Lebanon farmer's market pavilion was held Friday.   The pavilion is located at 230 W. ML King Boulevard.

    The pavilion will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursday, According to Marion County Agriculture Exention Agent George McCain.

    Look for more about the pavilion next week.