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  • City council to hold public hearing, regular meeting

    The Lebanon City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 tonight, Sept. 10, prior to the regular council meeting.

    The public hearing relates to the city's tax rates for the 2012. The proposed rates per $100 in property value are 19.1 cents on real property and 19.14 on personal property.

    The agenda for the regular council meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations:

    • Presentation to retired police sergeants Elisa McHolan and Mike Luckett

    • Tom Lund regarding a contract with lobbyist Karen Lentz

  • Tourist commission meets today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 10, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Reading of mission statement

    - Delegation: Don Johnson of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Treasurer's report

    - Executive Director's report

  • Tourist commission to hold retreat Saturday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting on Saturday, Sept. 8.

    The commission will be holding a retreat from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center. The purpose of the retreat is to discuss goals for the coming year.

  • LIVE ACTION to help premature babies

  • Flu cases being reported early this year

    Officials say it's coming earlier than normal this year, and residents should take precautions.
    Though flu season typically doesn't begin until October, state officials have already seen some confirmed cases of the illness.
    According to a Cabinet for Health and Family Services news release, as a result, public health officials are urging Kentucky residents to get flu shots as soon as they become available.

  • One step at a time

    Editor's note: This is the first story in a series of stories about local citizens who have overcome the odds and went on to thrive and do great things with their lives.

    Paramedic Troy Hamilton was tending to a patient in the back of an ambulance March 4, when the ambulance dropped off the shoulder of the road and overturned while traveling on Miller Pike.
    In an instant, Hamilton became a patient himself.

  • Joy Mining to lay off 45

    For the second time in less than three months, Joy Global Inc. has announced a layoff at its Lebanon plant. On Aug. 24, Joy Mining Machinery notified its employees that 45 of them will be laid off Oct. 26.
    On Aug. 28, Joy Global notified the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training of the cutbacks. That report noted that Joy is "experiencing a temporary decrease in customer orders" and that is the cause of the layoffs.

  • Lt. Governor talks economy, education

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson stopped by Marion County Aug. 23, and the economy was on his mind. He was the guest speaker at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Marion County Extension Office.
    This was his second trip to Marion County since he was sworn in as lieutenant governor. His first trip was the day after he took office when he came to Wilbert Plastic Services when that company announced an agreement to make parts for the Ford Escape, which is manufactured in Louisville.

  • MCATC hires new principal

    Tuesday was Brandon Bardin's first official day as the new principal at the Marion County Area Technology Center.
    Bardin, a Columbia native, has spent the last 12 years being a welding instructor at the Green County Area Technology Center. But, he said he wanted to help students and staff from a different perspective, which is why he applied for the MCATC principal position after Tony Webb, who was hired in September of last year, resigned to become the principal at the Harrodsburg Area Technology Center.

  • $500,000 grant will aid R.L. Schreiber expansion effort

    R.L. Schreiber Inc. opened its Lebanon facility last year, and the company is already moving forward with expansion plans. That effort will also benefit from a $500,000 boost from the state.
    "We're actually expanding what we were already bringing," said Greg Ransdell, R.L. Schreiber CEO.
    R.L. Schreiber is a food base and spice company that serves more than 12,000 customers, including cafeterias, cruise lines, national retailers, restaurants and schools. Its Marion County facility is located on Hendrickson Drive.