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  • Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol continues tonight

    Marion County Hammin' it Up Idol, sponsored by WLSK Country MIKE FM and Miller Lite, continues tonight at Chaser’s Restaurant and Thursday, Sept. 18, at Cozy Corner.
    Registration begins at 7 p.m. and the contest starts at 8 p.m. The contest is for people 13 years old or older.
    Both winners will advance to the finals of the competition, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, during Ham Days on the Maker’s Mark/Kentucky Cooperage MainStage. First place winner receives $100 and second place receives $50.
     

  • Nine injured in Hwy. 55 accident

    From The Springfield Sun

    A two-vehicle accident on Ky-55 Saturday evening left nine people injured, including two Washington County residents.
    Brian J. Willman, of Lebanon, was operating his 2003 Dodge Caravan heading south and attempting to turn left onto Booker Road around 6:26 p.m., when the vehicle collided with a northbound 2003 GM Yukon driven by Terry B. Murphy of Campbellsville.

  • For ALS families, coping is a real 'challenge'

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    The first inkling for Geralyn Schmitt, a busy Louisville nurse with a family, was a feeling of weakness in her legs. Doctors thought it was a back problem.
    The Marion County native had surgery, but it got worse. After nearly a year of uncertainty, she got a diagnosis in 2010 that hit like a hammer blow. She had ALS, an incurable neurodegenerative disease.
    Told she had less than a year to live, she and her husband, Rob, drove home and gathered their daughters at their Jeffersontown home.

  • Spalding gets 15 years for manslaughter, assault, DUI

    A Lebanon man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison 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. Judge Allan Bertram handed down the sentence Sept. 4 in Marion Circuit Court.
    Spalding caused a collision Aug. 11, 2013, that killed William J. “Billy Joe” Cecil, 40, of Finley and injured Cecil’s 14-year-old son, Jonathan Blade Cecil.

  • Commission prepares to search for new director

    Monday’s meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was a time of good-byes.
    The commission opened its meeting by recognizing Carlotta Brussell, a long-time commission, who recently completed her final term. Later, they said good-bye to Executive Director Carla Abbi, whose final day on the job will be Sept. 16.
    “We did great things and I know you all are going to do great things,” Brussell said. “I have faith in you.”

  • Special-called Lebanon City Council meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 10

    A special meeting of the Lebanon City Council will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Lebanon City Hall.

    The purpose of the meeting is as follows:

    • Council approval of the second reading of Ordinance No. 2014-10, an ordinance fixing the tax rate and levying an ad valorem tax for city purposes for the Fiscal Year of 2014-2015 and Providing How the Funds so Raised Shall be Expended

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes the following:

    COMMUNICATIONS

    • Former board members recognition 

    • Superintendent’s report 

    • Financial report – Lisa Caldwell 

  • 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.