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Today's News

  • Put some extra vegetables in this soup

    One of the very first things I cooked by myself (I think I was in the seventh grade) was potato soup.

    I was at my friend Cheri's house watching her mother fix dinner and she made potato soup.

    I paid close attention to what she did and it looked like something I could handle.

    The next night, I announced I was cooking dinner. My potato soup was a hit with my mom and dad.

  • Senate discusses Bible class as an elective

    The State Senate dealt with a wide-ranging legislation this week addressing issues such as teaching the Bible in schools, cutting red-tape for businesses, reducing jail costs for counties, and helping severely emotionally-challenged children.

    The United States' legal system is based, in part, on the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Bible is a rich source of history, sociology, and literature. Senate Bill 142 requires the Department of Education to formulate guidelines for public schools to teach the Bible as an elective social studies course.

  • House considers penalties for 'sexting'

    Last week, as House leaders continued working on the final details of a budget plan that should be ready soon for a vote, the spotlight fell on our Judiciary Committee.

    On Wednesday, it approved two bills that have gotten a lot of attention lately, and both deal with our younger citizens.

  • Lady Knights are Bowling Green bound

    Fifth Region championship tee-shirts will go on sale Monday, March 8, at noon. A limited number of first-round tickets will be available for purchase at 4 p.m. Monday at Marion County High School.

    The Marion County Lady Knights are the 2010 Fifth Region champions, and that means they have a ticket to the Kentucky Girls Sweet Sixteen in Bowling Green.

    Hundreds of Marion County fans greeted the players at the Marion County High School when they returned from winning the regional title.

  • Six apply for vacant school board seat

    Six people have applied for the school board seat that was left vacant when School Board Member Joe Mattingly resigned recently.

    The six applicants are: Joseph K. Ferguson, Peggy Sue Downs, Neal Alan Gordon, Steven Bradley Mattingly, Charles Michael Cecil and Mark Tennes Bell.

  • Milby wins coach of the year

    Marion County High School girl's basketball Head Coach Trent Milby was recently named as the Fifth Region Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

    Milby has led his team to a 30-1 record and their fourth consecutive district title as of press time. The Lady Knights are currently the favorite heading into the Fifth Region tournament and, if they survive, will be the likely favorite heading into the state tournament.

  • Heart of Kentucky Antique & Craft Fair March 6-7

    The 4th Annual Heart of Kentucky Antique & Craft Fair will be held at the Centre Square Convention Center in downtown Lebanon, Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The finest antiques and crafts dealers from across the state will gather for this premier event. The show features a wide range of antiques and craft items from the rustic to the fine arts. Admission is $3 for adults and all gate proceeds and concessions benefit the American Cancer Society. Children under 12 get in free.

  • Police chief screening committee being formed

    The City of Lebanon is in the process of assembling a committee to interview the seven applicants for the vacant police chief position.

    City Administrator John O. Thomas said that he, Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Kandice Engle-Gray will serve on the committee. The remaining members have not yet been identified.

    When the final committee members are named, the committee will begin scheduling interviews, according to Thomas.

    Shelton Young retired as chief at the end of January. Here is some background about the seven individuals who are seeking to replace him:

  • Springfield man dies in plane crash

    A fatal airplane crash near the Lebanon-Springfield Airport last week claimed the life of a local pilot.

    Kent Douglas Shilling, 40, of Springfield was killed when the Piper PA-28 Cherokee airplane he was piloting went down about one mile from the airport.

  • Giving hearts

    The window in the front hallway of Lebanon Middle School is covered with paper chains. Each chain contains a sentiment, a prayer or a wish for the well-being for the Haitian people.

    In light of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti in January, the LMS STLP and BETA clubs proposed selling the paper chains for a quarter each, according to Bethany Purdom, a student at LMS. Every quarter raised went toward the purchase of healthy mixes of rice and vegetables that could provide six meals per bag.