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Today's News

  • Easter egg hunt is April 5

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will once again host a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5.
    Children up to four years of age will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years of age will hunt for eggs in the playground area.
    All participants need to meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so the rules can be discussed.
    Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park to be used next year.
    The Easter egg hunt is being sponsored by the City of Lebanon.

  • Plow Day is April 5

    The annual Plow Day will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The event will be held at Goodin Farm on Highway 208.
     

  • Strut Your Mutt is on April 19

    Leadership Lebanon-Marion County Class of 2014 is organizing the Anthony Rakes Memorial Fund “Strut Your Mutt” event, which will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19, in Lebanon.

  • Fewer bees may be buzzing this spring

    William Hagan is worried about bees.
    He's been keeping bees as a hobby since the 1990s, and what he's seen this past winter has him concerned. He lost a few of his hives, and on warmer days, he hasn't seen any wild bees in places where he normally finds them.
    “People are going to wonder why there aren’t any bees around,” Hagan said.
    Thomas Webster agreed with Hagan that bees will likely be less common this spring.

  • Supreme Court sides with city on annexation

    Thursday, the Kentucky Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the City of Lebanon’s annexation of 415 acres of property on its southern border in 2006.
    In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. wrote that the case would be remanded to the trial court* (which deemed the annexation invalid) and that court should issue a summary judgment in favor of the city.

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Dudley Adle Jr.

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr., 77, served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, before going to work for the U.S. Army as a civilian. He worked in the Department of Defense for 28 years.

    He completed his associate's degree at the University of Michigan, and he and his wife, Geraldine, have five children.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Craig Bishop

    Craig Bishop, 44, owns and operates Bishop's Nursery. Before that, he gained management experience working for Hendrickson Truck Suspensions

    He is a 1987 graduate of Marion County High School. He also studied business for two years at St. Catherine College, and he received a degree in electronic engineering from Lexington Electronic Institute.

    He has three children, and he is engaged to Stacey Wilson.

     

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Roger 'Cotton' Smothers

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers, 45, is in his third term as a magistrate. He is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School.

    He and his wife, Krissy, have one son, Dale, and a daughter-in-law, Krissy.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • Judicial center will close early Monday

    The Marion County Judicial Center will close at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1. The Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be going live with the Kentucky Court of Justice Accounts receivable program on Tuesday. To complete the conversion, the circuit clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m., which means there will be no access to Kentucky courts, receipts or bookkeeping Monday afternoon.

  • Fiscal court considers request to assist tech center students

    This school year, Kenny Marrett has been serving as a liaison between the Marion County Jobs Consortium and the Marion County Area Technology Center. In that role, he visited the Marion County Fiscal Court on March 20 seeking some assistance.
    Marrett said he would like to help students complete projects, such as a wooden lock and a small hot air engine, which would be more involved than what students have been making.
    "We would like to introduce a craft fair at the end of the year," he said.