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Today's News

  • Knights bow out

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  • Faithful, fighter

    Toward the end of Sunday's Black History Celebration, Jerry Evans addressed the audience.

    "We've lost a fighter in the person of Verda Calhoun," he said.

    It was a simple, but significant statement about Calhoun, who died Thursday evening, Feb. 25, after decades of working to improve her community. She was 74.

    Calhoun served as president of the local chapter of the NAACP for 22 years until her death.

    She was a person who worked hard and wanted things done right and done well, according to those who knew her.

  • Peterson fired as boy's basketball coach

    After swirling rumors for at least the last two seasons, Marion County High School administrators fired Tim Peterson as the boy's basketball head coach on Friday.

    Peterson, who has been under heavy scrutiny over several seasons, wasn't shocked at the decision.

    "I had a feeling back in the middle of January. Things weren't going well and we couldn't pull out of our skid," Peterson said. "From then on out I was just trying to turn it around."

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8.

    The following items are on the agenda:

    - Roger Marcum, executive vice president of St. Catharine College

    - Melissa Knight of the Centre Square Foundation Board

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Bills

    - Department reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business

    A. Appointments to the Human Rights Commission

    B. Contract between St. Catharine and the Centre Square Foundation Board

    - Other business

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 4.

    Here are items on the agenda:

    - Consider  /  Approval   of   Minutes  of  Previous   Meeting

    - Presentation  of  Audit  Report  of   FY  ending   June  30,  2009 – White &  Company

    - “By-Pass   Extension”  -  Naming   Request  - Resolution  - Marion  County  Veterans

  • Council discusses facilities plan

    Engineers from CDP Engineers spoke with the Lebanon City Council during its special-called meeting Monday night about the city's facilities plan.

    Cities are required to update their plans at a minimum of once every 20 years, according to Ken Roseman of CDP. The City of Lebanon last completed a facilities plan in 1994.

  • House approves bill to help disabled veterans

    The lives of Kentucky veterans will improve thanks to legislation passed this session by the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • He's a good man, DENNIS BROWN

    What has Brown done for you? Quite a bit if you are a student in Marion County.

    Dennis Brown has helped local sports programs, worked to improve the equipment available to local technical school students, and generally been an active member of the community.

    It's those contributions, above and beyond his duties as TG Kentucky's general manager general administration division that led the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce to make Brown the first winner of its newest award, Outstanding Industry Manager.

  • County hasn't given up on E-911

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly and the Marion County Fiscal court are going back to the drawing board this week to begin the process of acquiring Enhanced 911 services for Marion County.

    Mattingly and other community members were scheduled to meet with John Patterson, Commercial Mobile Radio Service administrator, yesterday to discuss the county's next steps. According to Mattingly, the county had submitted an E-911 grant to the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Board last summer. However, that grant was rejected because of a technicality, he said.

  • Seven apply for police chief

    The City of Lebanon has received seven applications from individuals seeking to become the next police chief.

    Five members of the Lebanon Police Department - Lt. Joe Bell, school resource officer Wally Brady, Sgt. Elisa McHolan, Sgt. Byron Richardson and Sgt. Greg Young - have applied. The other two applicants are Alan Riggs of Campbellsville and John R. Riley of Goodells, Mich.

    Shelton Young retired as police chief at the end of January. Sgt. Mike Luckett is serving as the interim police chief.