Today's News

  • 'Turtle Man' could be coming to TV

    Ernie Brown Jr., better known as the Turtle Man, just might become a television star soon.

    Brown has signed a development deal with Sharp Entertainment, according to Marcel Arsenault, the company's coordinator of development.

  • Kentucky Department for Public Health warns of health inspection scam

    Officials with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) are warning Kentucky food establishments of a nationwide telephone scam targeting restaurants.  
    According to DPH Commissioner William Hacker, M.D., restaurants across the state are being contacted by entities claiming to be from the health department. The fraudulent inspectors will call and ask to set up a time for an inspection, and also threaten monetary fines for non-compliance.

  • Life Matters

    “Who gave you permission to tell Charlie there was no Santa Claus? I think if we’re going to destroy our son’s delusions, I should be a part of it.”
    -Scott Calvin, (played by actor Tim Allen in the movie, The Santa Claus, 1994).

    “Some of the kids at school say Santa’s not real, but I don’t believe them. Santa is real. I just know it.” My sister-in-law, Lisa Suriano, was quoting her 8-year-old son, Cooper. “What do you think I should do?” Lisa asked me. “Should I tell him?”

  • Church Briefs

    Christmas is a time for joy, but for hundreds of Kentucky children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Christmas joy depends on the generosity of people.
    Sunrise Children’s Services provides care for over 500 of these children across Kentucky and need help in making their Christmas a little brighter this year. Donations can help provide children and teens with a few simple toys, needed clothes and other presents to open on Christmas morning.
    For more information on how to help, visit www.sunrise.org or call 1 (800) 456-1386.

  • Lebanon Middle School December Student Achievers
  • Honor rolls

    The following West Marion Elementary School students were recognized for the first nine weeks of the 2010-11 school year.
    • In the fifth grade: Tiffany Bickett, Garrett Chesser, Trent Farmer, Dylan Garrett, Daniel Hamilton, Devan Jones, Nicholas Kaminski, Cameron Logsdon, Sydney Reisinger, Tatum Riggs, Alexis Shewmaker, Hannah Shoemake, Ethan Spalding and Noah Spalding.

  • Area students earn honors

    Several local Mid-Continent University students earned President’s List and Dean’s List honors in the ADVANTAGE Program. Hubert Brady, Katherine Jones, Cynthia Nalley and Frances Thomas all of Lebanon earned President’s List honors.
    Students earning Dean’s List honors include Keith Boswell, Katherine Jones, Christopher Mayo, Cynthia Nalley, and Frances Thomas, all of Lebanon, and Melissa Wayne of Gravel Switch.

  • Lebanon Elementary November STARS
  • Engagement

    Mike and Kathy Shannon of Lebanon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Rose Wilkerson, to William Anthony Gootee, son of Tony and Jan Gootee of Loretto.
    Wilkerson is a 2004 graduate of Marion County High School, 2006 graduate of St. Catharine College, a 2007 graduate of Spalding University and is attending Campbellsville University. She is employed at Lebanon Elementary School.
    Gootee is a 2007 graduate of Marion County High School and employed at Peterson Farms.

  • Birthday announcement

    John Kaiden Gribbins will celebrate his 3rd birthday Dec. 20, 2010. He is the son of Henry and Donna Gribbins of Loretto. Grandparents are Barbara Brady and the late John Brady and Wallace Gribbins and the late Evatine Gribbins.