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Today's News

  • Fiscal Court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 6, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The items on the agenda are as follows:

    - Consider/approval of  minutes  of  meeting  held  Thursday, Dec. 16,  2010

    - Consider/approval  of second reading of FY 2010-11 budget amendment ordinance

    - Consider/approval of Marion County Board of Health appointee, Robert Kerpestein, PE

  • Low expectations

    Last week, I spoke with our local state legislators, State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon.

    While both are in the majority party in their respective houses of the Kentucky legislature, neither has established the seniority or the political clout to assume a leadership position just yet, which is to say neither is likely to have tremendous influence on how things shake out at the Capitol between now and the end of March.

  • Drive smart, safe and under the speed limit

    By Beth Flanagan

    Guest Columnist

     

    I left Lebanon some 18 years ago and have recently moved back. While I was gone, one of my favorite memories of this town was the slower pace and general friendliness of its people. Now that I am living here again, I wonder what has happened to my hometown. I see rude, careless and stupid drivers everywhere I go. Let me cite several examples.

  • Swearing In, Sending Off

    The new Lebanon City Council was sworn into office on New Year's Day.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw administered the oath of office.

    Denise Fogle, Kenny Marrett, Kate Palagi and Jim Richardson renewed their oaths after winning re-election in November. 

    Jerry Abell returned to the council. Abell stepped down from the council in 2008 to run for mayor.

  • Spring View Hospital's $8 million expansion near complete

    In March of last year, Spring View Hospital broke ground on an $8 million dollar expansion. That expansion is expected to be complete by the end of this month, and it will not only make things much more convenient for patients but also allow for better care, according to hospital officials.

  • Ready to go

    Life has been teeming with activity for Christine Mattingly ever since she was named the 2011 Marion County Junior Miss.

    "I've been really busy," she said. "I've had to juggle everything I usually do plus getting ready for state."

    Sunday morning, Mattingly will be heading to Lexington, where she will spend a week preparing for the 2011 Kentucky Junior Miss competition, Jan. 14-15. 

  • Make a New Year's Resolution to learn something new

    Learn something new.

    It's a popular New Year's resolution people tend to make, and St. Catharine College hopes local people take advantage of its education center at Centre Square in Lebanon to make that resolution turn into a reality. 

    Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn how to quilt, or take better photos of your kids?

  • General Assembly begins 2011 session

    The 2011 Kentucky General Assembly convened yesterday for four days of organizational and administrative meetings. The legislature will reconvene Feb. 1 to debate and vote on proposed legislation.

    The Democrats remain in control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, while Republicans remain the majority party in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Family craft

    Central Kentucky is known for producing quality spirits. The same can be said about the Beam family. If everything goes according to plan, a member of the Beam family may be bringing a small piece of that tradition to Marion County.

    Stephen Beam, 52, of Louisville is hoping to build a micro-distillery in Lebanon 

    "We are going to operate a small distillery in the concept of producing a craft spirit," Beam said.

  • Myths about Alzheimer’s disease

    By Monica Ruehling
    Family Caregiver Program Coordinator
    Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging

     The advancement of technology is ever amazing me. Information about any given subject is just a few keystrokes away; “google” has become part of everyday language. Just type in a particular subject topic and information about the subject instantaneity appears.