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  • Tourist commission meets today

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Recognition of former commissioner Carlotta Brussell

    • Minutes of the Aug. 13 meeting

    • Treasurer’s report

    • New business

    - Patent and trademark renewal

    - Executive director search committee

    - Executive director search ad

  • Man injured in reported stabbing Sunday

     A Marion County man is recovering from a reported Sunday morning stabbing.

  • Spalding gets 15 years for manslaughter, assault, DUI

    A Lebanon man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years for second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault, DUI first offense and four counts of promoting contraband.

    Joseph M. Spalding, 29, of 516 Valley View Apartments in Lebanon pled guilty to all the counts against him, and Judge Allan Bertram handed down the sentence Sept. 4 in Marion Circuit Court.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday, Sept. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda is as follows:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Second reading of the budget amendment on receipt of Marion County Board of Education funds

    • Appointment of Marion County Public Library Board trustee

    • Memorandum of agreement with the Lincoln Trail Board of Health for emergency facility use

  • Tourism director resigns

    For the third time in four years, Lebanon will be looking for a new tourism director.
    Carla Abbi has submitted her resignation as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. Her last day will be Sept. 16.
    In July, Abbi married Dr. Atam Abbi of Springfield. She said will be moving to Springfield and is stepping down to spend more time with her family.
    “In order to do this job correctly, I would have to give up more of my time,” Abbi said.

  • Skill-building

    In 90-degree heat, and under the watchful eye of carpentry instructor Danny Taylor, Marion County Area Technology Center students are building another house.
    Last week, the students were putting down boards for the base of the floor, working in teams to cut pieces to the correct size, put them down and secure them together.
    “There’s no way to give this kind of experience and skill in the classroom,” Taylor said.

  • Bethlehem participates in Ice Bucket Challenge

    By Kacie Goode
    Landmark News Service

    Bethlehem High School braved the icy shock of cold water as they participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, falling in line with the charity campaign popularized on social media.
    Principal Tom Hamilton promised the event would be “monumental” prior to taking the challenge.

  • Lebanon tax hearing set for Sept. 8

    The City of Lebanon has scheduled a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 at city hall regarding its proposed 2014-15 property tax rate.
    The city is considering a rate of 20.3 cents per $100 valuation. This is an increase over the current rate of 19.8 cents per $100 valuation.
    At the higher tax rate, the city projects that it would receive $615,257 in revenue compared to $591,870 if it leaves the tax rate unchanged.
    The city’s compensating rate would be 19.6 cents per $100 valuation.
     

  • Tri-County United Way’s Spriit 5k is Sept. 20

    The Tri-County Kentucky United Way annual Spirit 5K Fun Run and Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Nelson County Civic Center, 321 South 3rd Street, Bardstown. The run starts at the Civic Center, goes through the Edgewood Subdivision, and ends up back at the Civic Center. This is the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Saturday.  Groups and teams are welcome. Medals will be given to top three finishers in men and women categories and a travelling trophy to the most spirited team at the event. Register on site beginning at 7:30 a.m.
     

  • Man with local ties to release movie, book

    Editor’s note: Deronte’ Smith is the son of the late Tina Smith. His father, Grant Smith, lives in Lebanon.

    A book deal. A movie. A television series. Companies to run.
    Campbellsville native Deronte' Smith is a busy man. His credits include writer, director, entrepreneur, educator, mentor and father.