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  • Wreaths Across America event is Dec. 13

    National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran from Marion County is forgotten this holiday season. At noon on Dec. 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas. Locally, a remembrance ceremony will be held at The Lebanon National Cemetery, on this day to ensure that the individuals buried there, who served to protect the freedoms of our country are not, and never will be, forgotten.

  • Breathing easier

    After years of struggling for each and every breath, Cara Brahm got new lungs and a new lease on life on Sept. 8 — two days before her 38th birthday.
    She had been on the waiting list for an organ donation for 11 months.
    "Progressively I got worse with my breathing and my oxygen level. [My] lung function was dropping ... a lot of chores, I just had to stop doing," Brahm said.
    Brahm was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old and as it continued to take a toll on her lungs, even simple acts like getting dressed required help.

  • Possible Civil War site identified at local factory

    Many of Lebanon’s connections to the Civil War have been well documented.
    Historic markers note that John Hunt Morgan and his raiders attacked the city multiple times. Gen. George H. Thomas (who has his own statue) had an office downtown, and many Civil War veterans are buried at the Lebanon National Cemetery.
    The train depot that once operated here made Lebanon a strategic point for transporting troops and supplies during the war.
    But some pieces of the city’s Civil War era history are still being uncovered.

  • Health official: Focus on flu, not Ebola

    In spite of all the media attention on the Ebola virus, Kentuckians should be paying more attention to a more likely infection, the flu, according to health officials.
    “Flu season is upon us. We know it’s coming, yet we still have people die in Kentucky every year,” said Pablo Munoz, the director of environment with the Lincoln Trail Health District.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, an average of 23,000 people die annually from influenza and more than 200,000 are hospitalized with flu complications.

  • Head above water

    Walking toward a nearly dried up Prather Creek in Loretto, Theresa Hartley reminisces about her childhood home, which used to sit feet away from the creek on Spencer Hamilton Road.
    A cement slab sits on the ground where her family’s garage once stood.
    She can still remember where their dog pen was located on the property. Aside from that, there’s little proof that a home once stood there.

  • Holiday happenings in Lebanon starting Nov. 7

    Christmas arrives in Lebanon on. Nov. 7 this year with a two-day downtown shopping holiday open house. Lebanon celebrates the season throughout November and December with lots of merrymaking and a million lights – moonshine, too.

    Lights, action, Santa!

  • Schools looking forward after test results

    Rather than presenting her regular report, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser turned over her time at the Oct. 28 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education to the district's principals.
    "Now, it's time to talk about next steps," she said.

  • A lifetime of lessons

    Sgt. Phillip Chatigny is a retired Army veteran who has been around the world, and served at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and even on guard duty at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
    But, none of that prepared him to deal with teenagers.
    Chatigny, 50, now serves as the instructor for the JROTC program at Marion County High School. It’s his second career after a 24-year, 10-month, 22-day career in the U.S. Army.
    Chatigny was born in California at Merced Air Force Base.

  • Veterans Day event at cemetery Sunday

    A celebration to honor Veterans Day will be held at the Lebanon National Cemetery at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9.
    The event will feature the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, the Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School band.
    This year's guest speaker is Michael Pape, the district director for the U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield.

  • Steel Magnolias on stage this week