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  • Boil water advisory has been lifted

    The boil water advisory for Marion County residents has been lifted, according to Lebanon Water Works Superintendent John L. Thomas.

    The Marion County Water District also reported that its boil water advisory has been lifted.

    Thomas said the water company collected samples Wednesday morning. The samples were observed for 24 hours. All of the samples were good, therefore the boil water advisory has been lifted.

  • Downtown development a focus for upcoming year

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is planning for the 2010-11 fiscal year and its budget is "lean," according to Executive Director Chris Hamilton. But, even with a bare bones budget, Hamilton hopes to accomplish many of the commission's goals, including more downtown development.

    "I think we've operated well lean in the past fiscal year," Hamilton said. "I think we've accomplished a lot of our goals... We've had some of our biggest achievements in the worst economy that we've had in my lifetime."

  • Absentee voting underway

    Absentee voting is now available until May 17 (the day before the election) in the Marion County Clerk's office at the David R. Government Center located at 223 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Absentee voting is available for eligible registered voters who will be out of town on Election Day, May 18.

    Mail out absentee voting has been in progress for some time. Eligible voters, such as the sick or elderly, qualify for this type of voting. In this case, a voter has to request a formal application, sign it and have it returned to the Marion County Clerk's office by May 11.

  • Republican Senate Primary questionnaire: Jon Scribner

    Jon Scribner

    Address: 133 Woodlee Ln. Gray, Ky.

    Date of birth: 9/20/55

    Family information: Married with one son,Jeffrey and 2 step-children, Greg and Susan in Indiana.

    Educational background: Attended San Ramon High School in California,Northwestern Prep in Mound, Minnisota, Cal State Hayward, Seattle OIC and the Correctional Officers Training Academy in Tucson, Corectional Managers Academy and Certified Public Manager through ASU.

  • Republican Senate Primary questionnaire: John Stephenson

    John Stephenson


    Address: 2994 Moffett Road Independence, Ky.  41051    Kenton County


    Date of birth: September 4, 1943

    Education: Graduate University of Kentucky   (See Attached Resume)

    Occupation: Educator/Rank II Masters, Realtor/Real Estate Broker, Videographer


    Religious affiliation: Christian, Baptist Denomination


  • Rally ‘Round the People of Bradfordsville is Saturday, May 8

    The Lebanon United Methodist Youth Group will be assisting in the clean up effort in Bradfordsville on Saturday, May 8. Anyone who is interested in helping the people of Bradfordsville can either meet at the Lebanon Methodist Church parking lot at 10 a.m. and caravan to Bradfordsville, or simply meet at the Bradfordsville Civic Center on Main Street by 10:30 a.m.

  • Republican Senate Primary quesionnaire: Trey Grayson

    Trey Grayson

    Address:  PO Box 175726, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

    Date of birth: April 18, 1972

    Family information:  Wife, Nancy; Two daughters, Alex and Kate

    Educational background:  University of Kentucky (J.D. 1998, M.B.A., 1998); Harvard College (A.B., Government, 1994); Dixie Heights High School (1990)

  • Rain, rain go away

    It may not have lasted 40 days and nights, but two days of seemingly nonstop rainfall was more than enough for much of central Kentucky.

    "In 1970, I saw it bad, but this is a lot worse than that," said John L. Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent.

    Flooding, mud slides and water-covered roads all created hazards in several parts of Marion County. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the flooding.

  • Lebanon annexation overturned

    Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram has issued an order setting aside an earlier decision dismissing a case against the City of Lebanon. In the same order, Bertram declared null and void the city's annexation of approximately 415 acres.

    "The Court has concluded, as a matter of law, that the annexation conducted by [the city] was, in fact, arbitrary and unreasonable and violative of Plaintiff's constitutional rights under Section 2 of the Bill of Rights of the Kentucky constitution," Bertram wrote.

  • Federal lawsuit filed against school district

    A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Marion County Board of Education as a result of proposed disciplinary action against a student.

    The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Earl and Nina Sandusky, as the parents and friends of J.S. (Jessica), by attorney Elmer George. In the complaint, the Sanduskys accuse the school board of civil rights violations and violations of state law. The Sanduskys are seeking punitive damages and injunctive relief.

    The attorney for the board of education has not yet filed an answer to the complaint.