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Today's News

  • In Brief

    Original name restored to cemetery

    Andrew Grundy appeared before the Lebanon City Council June 7 with one request - to rename Al Bilik Park to its original name.

    The park, which is located on North Proctor Knott Avenue, was originally the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

    Grundy explained that the first settlers in Marion County were Presbyterians, and the cemetery was the burial site for many of the early settlers who founded Lebanon as a community.

  • Happy and healthy

    Amber Fields' life changed March 8, 2007.

    She was 26 years old at the time. After dealing with constant pain for about a week, she decided to have her doctor check it out.

    "I went to the doctor with some pain and ended up a week later going under the knife," she said. "They removed a volleyball-sized tumor from my left ovary."

    Fields, now 29, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The tumor that the surgeon removed weighed more than three pounds.

  • Adam Hughes Memorial Highway has been dedicated

    The Lebanon bypass extension was dedicated Tuesday morning, June 15. As part of the dedication of the extension, that portion of Hwy. 2154 has been named the Adam Hughes Memorial Highway.

    Sgt. Hughes died while serving in Iraq when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle.

    Look for more about the dedication in the June 23 print edition.

  • Try pineapple pork loins and pepper muffins

    I meant to put this recipe in my column last winter, but I never got around to it. It's good any time of the year, though. You can buy the pork loin slices already cut, but I like to get a whole pork loin and cut the slices kind of thick. It's really yummy. You can fix just about anything to go with it, but rice is nice.

  • Track awards announced

    The Marion County High School track team recently announced their end of season award winners.

    The season MVP, which is based on the athlete with the most points earned at meets through the year, went to Bryson Bell and Natavia Young.

    The Most Improved Awards went to Brooks Devine and Tamyra McElroy.

    The Hurdles Award went to Timmy Dawson and Jassmine Franklin.

    The Throws Award went to Tamyra McElroy and Dylan Caldwell.

    Earning the Jumps Award were Natavia Young and Kendal Taul.

  • What's in the water?

    Customers of Lebanon Water Works and the Marion County Water District recently received a report stating that in February a water sample had a turbidity level that exceeded the turbidity standards.   So what is turbidity?

    "Turbidity is not harmful to your health," said John L. Thomas, Lebanon Water Works superintendent. "It's just the cloudiness of the water. I doubt that anybody saw it at their household."

  • MCHS band in dire situation, but so are academics, principal says

    In April, during a discussion about Section 7 requests, board members agreed to possibly give the Marion County High School band $10,000. The board didn't make an official decision on that funding, however.

    According to Marion County High School Principal Taylora Schlosser, the board asked the MCHS site-based decision-making council to make the recommendation for the band to receive those funds. However, the council was uncomfortable doing so, and voiced their concerns during last week's board meeting.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting Tuesday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in a special-called meeting Tuesday, June 22.

    The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, is also scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. These are are the items on the agenda for that meeting:

    - The second reading of an ordinance amending the 2009-10 budget.

    - The second reading of the 2010-11 fiscal year budget.

  • Funeral for Loretto fire chief is Thursday

    Loretto Fire Chief Mark Mattingly was found dead in his home Monday morning after he did not report to work at Maker's Mark.

    He was 42 years old.

    The cause of death has not yet been released.

    "Mark was an extremely hard worker," Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said. "He was dedicated to fire and rescue services for this county."

    Chief Mattingly also worked as an EMT in Marion and Nelson counties.

    Chuck Helm, the Raywick fire chief, said Chief Mattingly was one the best chiefs and best firefighters around.

  • Calling for help

    They say the best time to fix a leaky roof is when the sun is shining.

    Something similar could be said for building a cellular tower where there is no service.

    Bradfordsville area residents have known for a long time that cellular service has been virtually non-existent in the southeastern part of Marion County. This is an issue that affects those residents, obviously, but it also affects anyone who crosses through that part of the county, whether to visit friends and family or even if they are just passing through to get somewhere else.