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Today's News

  • Mayor Crenshaw home from hospital

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw is at home and taking it easy after spending 10 days in Norton's Hospital in Louisville.

    Earlier this month, Crenshaw suffered a pulmonary embolism, which is a sudden blockage in a lung artery, and potentially very deadly.

    "I have a new lease on life," Crenshaw said Friday afternoon.

  • El estado anuncia el primer caso de influenza porcina reportado por oficiales de la salud pblica

    Favor de difundir este mensaje con la más amplia cobertura posible, especialmente entre las poblaciones de habla española que hayan viajado recientemente a México:

  • Next superintendent to speak Friday

    Donald Smith will be the guest speaker at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum this Friday, May 1.

    Smith has been selected to become the next Marion County Public School superintendent. Smith will replace outgoing superintendent Roger Marcum.

    Smith will take over the position July 1.

    Smith's talk will be held at noon Friday on the third floor of the David Hourigan Government Administrative Building. 

  • Oaks brunch canceled

    Maker's Mark has hosted a brunch at its distillery on Kentucky Oaks Day, but this year's event, which would have been held Friday, has been canceled.

    According to the "non-invite", Maker's Mark CEO Bill Samuels Jr. is suffering "post-traumatic hind-end discomfort" following the Kentucky General Assembly's decision to raise the tax on alcohol earlier this year.

    The state legislature approved a 6 percent sales tax increase on retail sales of alcoholic beverages. The new tax took effect April 1. 

  • State police seeking murder suspect

    The Kentucky State Police are seeking Robert De Jesus Gomez on suspicion of murder.   Gomez is between 5'5" and 5'8" and has black hair and brown eyes.   He was involved in an altercation with Jorge Gomez April 26.

  • Attention Chocoholicsee save this recipe

    I have a friend who gave up chocolate for Lent, so I wanted to make something chocolate and yummy for him after Easter.

    I came up with this Chocolate Surprise Cake, and it turned out even better than I thought it would.

    It's very easy, uses a jazzed-up cake mix and a few other ingredients to make a beautiful shiny cake with a cream cheesy chocolate chip center.

    It's quite rich as is, and icing is not really necessary, but you could add icing if you wanted to. Chocoholics take note: you should save this recipe. If you try it, you'll make it again and again. Enjoy!

  • Historic Penn's Store hosts annual writers celebration

    The annual Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will feature noted writers, authors, poets and songwriters who will gather to read and perform their own work, as well as the work of others at various venues throughout the Lebanon region.   Headquarters for the event will be the Historic Penn's Store located at 257 Penn's Store Road, in Gravel Switch.   Celebrating the birthday of Kentucky poet, novelist and literary critic Robert Penn Warren, the festival will kick off on Friday, April 24, at Big Jim's Steakhouse and Buffet in Leban

  • Graduation, last day of school decided

    The last day of school for Marion County students will be Friday, May 29.

    Judy Gaddie, the director of pupil personnel, said during the April 14 Marion County Board of Education meeting that the district would request a waiver from the state so students will not have to be in school Monday, June 1.

    The last day for teachers will be Wednesday, June 3.

    During the same meeting, the board also set the high school graduation for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30.

  • SpongeBob's got back

    Thanks to Burger King, I will never be able to look at SpongeBob the same again.

    But, if I'm being completely honest, I never really liked the bright yellow smart allec to begin with, but now I have all the more reason to choose watching my friends Diego and Dora over "Bobby," which is what my son calls him.

  • To the best of my knowledge: our next superintendent

    In today's paper, you'll find a pair of stories about Donald Wayne Smith, who will become the next superintendent of Marion County Public Schools, effective July 1, 2009.

    Newspapers don't always do a good job of explaining why we do what we do, but that's what I will attempt to do with this column.

    These are certain facts we know about our next superintendent - for instance, Smith is 41 years old, married and has three children - but we also realize people in Marion County will want to know more about the next leader of our local school system.