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Today's News

  • Autism center open house this Friday

    There will be an open house for the new Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Autism Center from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this Friday, Nov. 20.
    The new center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon where the Communicare workshop is located.
    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. entered into a use of space agreement with Communicare and has access to a 2,000 square feet area in the old KenMar building where the Marion County Industries workshop is located.

  • No major damage at American Wood Fibers after fire last week

    Lebanon Firefighters were at American Wood Fibers for nearly four hours Wednesday night, Nov. 18, fighting fires in two of the factory’s silos.
    Lebanon Dispatch received the fire call at 5:55 p.m.
    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to American Wood Fibers, which is located at 390 Warehouse Road in Lebanon.

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    Friday evening, many Marion Countians and local law enforcement officials took a moment to stop and remember Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 14, 2012.
    A candlelight vigil was held in front of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. During the vigil, Kentucky State Trooper David Gibbs, who was killed in a car accident on Aug. 7, was also remembered.
     

  • Bullet shoots through building, over men’s heads

    Six men were victims of first-degree wanton endangerment last month when someone shot a gun and the bullet went through the building where they were working.
    According to Lebanon Police Officer Henry Keene, on Oct. 18, an unknown person fired a 40-caliber round in the vicinity of North Woodlawn Avenue. At the time, six men were inside a construction building on Mercer Avenue. Six people inside that building heard the bullet, and it went over several of their heads, Keene said.

  • Real world projects

    Marion County High School’s Project Lead The Way students are extremely busy with numerous “real world” projects underway.
    “There’s lots going on up here, in a very good way,” PLTW Instructor Greg Conley said.
    One of the most exciting (and top secret) projects is the Dream Bus, which Superintendent Taylora Schlosser plans to unveil in April of next year.

  • Upcoming Christmas events

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.

  • MCPS prepares for winter weather season

    In the event that unsafe weather conditions occur while school is already in session, Marion County Public Schools will make a decision based on what is deemed safe for students and will contact parents via One Call Now. Media outlets will be contacted and information will be posted on the MCPS website also. If you are not currently receiving the One Call Now call, or would like to be removed from the list, please contact the Board of Education office at 270-692-3721.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.
    The meeting’s agenda includes:
    • Junior Adams with Generation Gap will be making a request for underprivileged children in the community.
    • Consider/approve to advertise in the Marion County Chamber of Commerce directory.
    • Consider/approve of the discontinuance of County Whole Life Insurance Plans for county employees.

  • State Rep. Terry Mills files for re-election

    Rep. Terry Mills officially filed his paperwork to seek re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives last week.
    He currently serves the people of Marion, Green and LaRue counties, which make up Kentucky’s 24th Legislative District.
    "It's been a privilege and an honor to serve the people of the 24th District for the past five years. I will work harder than ever to continue to represent the community I love,” Rep. Mills said.

  • MCHS honors veterans

    Marion County High School hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday of last week. MCHS gave special recognition to WWII, Korea, Vietnam and women veterans. This year has been designated the year of the woman veteran. This year is also the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, 65 years since the beginning of the Korean War and the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.