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Today's News

  • 10th annual bluegrass festival is Jan. 23-24

    The 10th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is scheduled for Jan. 23-24 at Marion County High School.
    Four-time National Bluegrass Championship Winner Gary "Biscuit" Davis is back after a one-year hiatus from the event, and he will host "Come Play with Biscuit" on Friday, Jan. 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. that night. Several area bands are also scheduled to perform that evening.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda is as follows.

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Road fund resolution.

    • Mandated House Bill 5 required personal information policy

    • Interest refund to Rescue Squad

  • School board meets Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Marion County High School.

    The agenda is as follows.

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    • Communications

    - Student showcase

    - School Board Member Recognition Month

    - District Wellness Update

    - Finance teport

    - SBDM & board members round table discussion

    • Student Learning Services

  • Remembering King

    On Sunday afternoon, scores of people gathered together to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    As one group gathered at First Baptist Church of Lebanon, another group assembled at the Lebanon Post Office, where the United Concerned Citizens Organization started its annual march for King.
    “Many young people don’t understand the sacrifices he and others made,” said Maria Bell, president of the UCCO.

  • Local charity event to benefit Marion County cancer fighters

    In 2013, the Marion County Good Samaritans had the opportunity to test its motto: ”Marion County people helping Marion County people.”
    The response from the community was thunderous - and heartwarming.
    Since then, the Marion County Good Samaritans have given away approximately $35,000 to 71 residents affected by cancer.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action back on its feet

    Two years ago, the future of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc., was uncertain.
    The agency was experiencing significant financial difficulties, which resulted to changes in their transportation program for senior citizens and to their Head Start program in an effort to reduce expenses. At that time, Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action, spoke with government agencies in Marion and surrounding counties and asked for additional financial support in hopes of getting the agency back on its feet.

  • City to host kick-off for bi-centennial celebration on Jan. 28

    The City of Lebanon celebrates 200 years this year and several events are planned. To kick things off, the city is hosting a bi-centennial reception for all those who have served on the council in the past and present. The reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28. During the reception, the city will present a proclamation for 200 years of community and progress. Upon approval by the council, all in attendance will be asked to sign the proclamation. Once framed, it will hang in Lebanon City Hall for future generations to examine.

  • Tax abatement request denied for PDCI

    The Lebanon City Council recently denied a request from Pacific Die Cut Industries (PDCI) Automotive LLC for a five-year tax abatement.
    The company, which makes components for the automotive and transportation industries, located in Lebanon in 2011. They have been renting their facility on Danville Highway for three years, according to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, and are building a new facility with plans of using their current facility for storage purposes.

  • Inmate gets 12 months for assault charge

    Kendrick C. Brown, 24, of the Marion County Detention Center was sentenced to 12 months in prison for fourth-degree assault. His sentence will be served concurrent with his sentence in a federal case.
    This was amended from an original charge of third-degree assault (inmate assault on a corrections employee).

    In other circuit court news:
    - Tracey Scott Smith, 42, of Mock Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, and third-degree assault.

  • Black History Festival is Feb. 7

    The 5th annual black history festival presented by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council will take place Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.