Today's News

  • Lebanon City Council meeting tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meeting at 6 tonight, June 7, at city hall.

    The city is scheduled to hold a public hearing regarding its 2010-11 motor fuels fund, following immediately by the regular city council meeting.

    The agenda for the meeting includes delegations from Jim Tabor (regarding a street closing request), from Andrew Grundy and Nash Hayes (regarding the renaming of Al Bilik Park request), Jimmy Alford, and Chris Hamilton (regarding the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission budget).

    Other items on the agenda include:

  • 'Every vote counts'

    Jimmy Clements said he felt he had momentum going into the May 18 primary election, but the final results surprised him.

    "I was blowed away. I could not have imagined coming out with big numbers like that," he said.

    Clements, the chief deputy in the Marion County Sheriff's Office, was running against the man who appointed him to that position, incumbent Sheriff Carroll Kirkland.

    Kirkland has been the Marion County sheriff since 1996.

  • Spalding earns trip to state tournament

    Marion County High School senior Austin Spalding dominated the Fifth Region on his way to the tournament singles championship Saturday in Elizabethtown.

    With the performance, Spalding earns a trip to the state tournament over the weekend.

    "Austin not only continued to develop his tennis skills throughout the season but he matured in his personal court play. Defending a number one seed is a challenge for any player because everyone wants the upset," said Knights Head Coach Beverly Thomas.

  • In brief

    No trash pick up Monday

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced a change in the garbage pick-up schedule because of Memorial Day.

    There will be no garbage pick up Monday, May 31. The Monday route will be picked up Tuesday along with the normal Tuesday route. People who put out their trash Sunday night are asked to wait until Monday evening so garbage does not get scattered before it is picked up.

  • Just beginning

    When I was one-and-twenty

    I heard a wise man say,

    'Give crowns and pounds and guineas

    But not your heart away;

    Give pearls away and rubies

    But keep your fancy free.'

    But I was one-and-twenty,

    No use to talk to me.

    — "When I was one-and-twenty"

    By A.E. Housman

    This Saturday, the members of the class of 2010 will celebrate their graduation from Marion County High School.

  • Make the kids some play dough

    With the kids out of school, here are some fun projects you can whip up in your kitchen to keep them busy on a rainy day.

    I made this play-dough for my girls, Rachel and Stevie, when they were little and now my grandson Owen. You can divide it up (or make 2 recipes) and use food coloring to make different colors, or you can add an envelope of Kool Aid powder with the dry ingredients for color.

    Store it in a cool place, but it does not require refrigeration. It lasts a long time.

  • Memorial Day program is Sunday

    American Legion Post 49 will be hosting the annual Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    The program will include the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, the Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School Band.

    Col. Frank Bland will serve as the master of ceremonies, and the Rev. Vic Stansbury will present the invocation and the benediction.

    This year's guest speaker is Col. James G. Russell.

  • Charges pending after assault victim's death

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an assault that occurred months ago at the Marion Inn. The victim of the assault, Jessica Ogle, died April 28 in a hospital in Louisville.

    Sgt. Greg Young said the police are waiting for the results of a medical exam to identify the cause of death. Young added that he is unable to release many details at this time.

    "This is an active investigation," Young said.

    Assistant Police Chief Wally Brady said the assault occurred March 9, but it was not reported to the police  until March 14.

  • Lady Knights rip E'town

    The Marion County High School softball team broke new ground Wednesday, winning their 19th game of the season for the first time in school history.

    The Lady Knights tied the record of 18 wins last season in Trent Milby's first year as head coach and broke their own record this season.

    The team's 19th win brings their overall record to 19-12, good enough for the fifth best record in the region.

    Marion County rocked Elizabethtown 6-0 at Talley Field after five-and-a-half innings in a rain-shortened game.

  • Voters will go to the polls again Nov. 2

    Voters and candidates may be recovering from months of campaigning leading up to the May 18 primary election, but they won't be able to rest too long.

    The Nov. 2 general election is less than six months away.

    The biggest race on the ballot this year will be the battle for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Jim Bunning. Democratic nominee Jack Conway and Republican nominee Rand Paul will square off to see who will be Bunning's successor.