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Today's News

  • Sports briefs: Rosewood hosting charity skins game

     

    Rosewood to host charity skins game

    Rosewood will host its second annual charity skins game on June 20, with many events happening before the main showdown.

    On June 19, the 2009 Calcutta auction will take place. Happy Hour begins at 7 p.m. and the auction begins at 8 p.m. 90 percent of Calcutta money goes toward prizes. 

  • Disc golf tourney expands

    The second annual Lebanon Disc Golf Open expanded its field to over twice as many participants from last year, with 66 total players trying to navigate the technically challenging course. When the dust settled after two rounds of play, Will Schusterick emerged as the open division champion. After two rounds he was 19 under par, edging course designer David Greenwell by four strokes (15 under par).

  • Former economic development director dies

    Lee Roy Senn, 82, of Danville died June 5.   Senn previously served as the Marion County economic development director, retiring in 1992.   Senn was born in Jefferson County Aug. 18, 1926. He was a World War II veteran, and he worked for the L&N Railroad for 36 years. He worked for the River Port Authority in Louisville and as the Maysville Chamber of Commerce director before he arrived in Lebanon.

  • Previewing the 2009 special session

    As you read this article, I am back in Frankfort for the special session called by Governor Beshear. The governor called the special session after the Consensus Forecasting Group predicted a $1 billion shortfall in the 2010 budget. Under Kentucky law, the governor can make adjustments to the budget to offset up to a five percent shortfall. The forecasted shortfall for next year is over ten percent; this requires the General Assembly to convene in order to resolve the shortfall.

  • Sheriff's Department recaptures MAC inmate

    An inmate at Marion Adjustment Center walked away from the private prison during the evening June 8. According to MAC officials, Danny Copeland, 55, was verified missing at 9:44 p.m. June 8. He was recaptured by the Marion County Sheriff's Department at 10:10 p.m.   Copeland was serving an eight-year sentence for two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He would have been eligible for parole Oct. 1, 2010, and his scheduled release date would have been Aug.

  • St. A hires new principal

    When Alicia Riggs and her family moved back to Kentucky in 2007, after living in Florida for 17 years, she began looking for a school for her children to attend. That search ended when she visited St. Augustine Grade School in Lebanon.

    "I fell in love with the warmth, charm, and well run program I saw," Riggs said. "Sister Rose and I 'clicked' immediately. I knew that it was the perfect school for my son, Peter."

  • Farmers Market, pavilion open for business

    Shoppers looking for farm fresh fruits and vegetables - and maybe a few pieces of art - now have a new stop in Lebanon. The Lebanon farmers market has moved to the recently dedicated farmers market pavilion.

  • Train ride turns bad

    A trip to the Louisville Zoo June 1 ended with a dozen people from Marion County taking a scarier trip than anticipated when a train derailed while they were riding it.

    "It just happened so fast," said Melissa Cull, one of the Marion Countians on the train during the accident. "You read about stuff like this or see it on television, and you never think it could happen to you."

  • Lebanon City Council meets tonight

     The Lebanon City Council will meet in special session at 8:15 p.m. June 17.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - First reading of an ordinance amending the 2008-09 budget

    - First reading of the 2009-10 budget

    - A request for funding for the senior citizens center

    - Discussion of housing conditions at 408 Woodlawn Avenue.

  • Farmer's market pavilion now open

    The grand opening of the Lebanon farmer's market pavilion was held Friday.   The pavilion is located at 230 W. ML King Boulevard.

    The pavilion will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursday, According to Marion County Agriculture Exention Agent George McCain.

    Look for more about the pavilion next week.