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  • Commission discusses hiring ticket sales service

    Robin Humphress has devoted the last few years to developing Kentucky Classic Arts. This has included putting on plays for children and adults and hosting concerts and other events. It's also involved a lot of tickets.
    "We did over 4,000 tickets last year," she told the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its June 9 meeting.
    After doing some research, Humphress is asking the tourist commission to consider a contract with one of the services to handle online ticket sales.

  • Walston to lead WMES

    Paula Walston, who was been a reading teacher at Lebanon Elementary School since August of 2002, achieved a life-long goal last week when she was selected to become the West Marion Elementary School Principal.
    The WMES SBDM Council held a special-called meeting Thursday evening, June 5, and after being in closed session for approximately 45 minutes, the council reconvened in open session and unanimously voted to hire Walston as principal.
    “My heart is full,” Walston said Friday afternoon.

  • Lawmakers’ pay disparity prompts review

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The patchwork of laws and policies for compensating Kentucky’s state legislators has produced an unlikely ranking of lawmakers.
    For instance, in 2013 Rep. Keith Hall’s total compensation — including expenses — was $86,514, which was higher than any House member, even Speaker Greg Stumbo, who ranked second at $83,602.

  • Lung-cancer risks sky high for smokers exposed to carcinogens

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Every year, 3,500 Kentuckians lose their lives to lung cancer — and smoking has long been blamed as the culprit.
    But scientists now say it may not be acting alone.
    A growing body of research, including two studies under way at the University of Kentucky, shows the risk of lung cancer is much higher for smokers exposed to carcinogens such as radon, asbestos, arsenic or chromium.

  • Mock Avenue man gets 20 years for burglary

     Eugene H. Owens, 38, of 237 Mock Avenue Apt. 2 in Lebanon was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property (firearm), second-degree persistent felony offender, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. 

    That sentence will be served consecutively to his five-year sentence for charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and third-degree burglary, for which his probation was revoked.

     

  • Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9 p.m.

     The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Central Kentucky until 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 10.

    According to the weather service, scattered thunderstorms will develop through the day. The strongest storms could produce winds with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. The main threat from these storms will be heavy rain, which could cause localized flooding.

  • Old Mill Days is June 13-14

     Bradfordsville will be hosting its 25th annual Old Mill Days celebration Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14.

    Anyone attending outdoor events is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

    Friday activities

    The festival begins at 5 p.m. Friday. The flea market, arts and crafts and kids activities will begin at the park. Three-legged races and sack races will take place on the baseball field. 

  • Citizens voice issues with school system

    Emotions were running high at Loretto City Hall Monday evening as concerned and curious community members gathered to discuss issues they are having with the Marion County Public School System, specifically with its leadership.

    Marion County School Board Member Mike Cecil organized the forum, but said the crowd was larger than he had expected (there were approximately 50 to 75 people there). With so many people in attendance, Cecil said he and Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston, who was also in attendance, would be doing a lot of listening.

  • Storm water report on tonight's city council agenda

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, at city hall.

    The agenda includes a public hearing regarding LGEA funds and a report regarding storm water control efforts. After the regular meeting, the city council is scheduled to hold a work session on the 2014-15 budget.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegation: Charles Neal and Phyllis Bell regard street meets and tent revival

    • Delegation: O'Brien and Gere Engineers regarding storm water report

  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center. The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Delegation: Robin Humphress, Kentucky Classic Arts ticketing system

    • Minutes of previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • New business:

    - Commission officers

    - Ticketing system

    • Executive session per KRS  61.810.1