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Today's News

  • 2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off postponed

    Due to the weather forecast of freezing rain, compounded by six to ten inches of snow, the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, has been postponed.

    The future date will be announced at a later date.

    Those with hotel stays should contact their hotel as soon as possible. Those that have booked their Friday and Saturday rooms through the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission will be automatically canceled. Those who have booked tickets online through the LTCC website may call for a refund.

  • Fiscal court to meet today, Jan. 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., today, Jan. 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Consider/approve non-patient rider policy for EMS.

    - Consider/approve sample letter on waste account delinquency.

    - Consider/approve second annual installment of fire department/rescue departments funds.

    - Discussion on E911 sign distribution.

    - Department reports.

    - Payment of bills.

  • Fire destroys home on Lake Avenue in Lebanon

    A Lebanon family lost everything during a house fire Monday morning.
    The fire was reported at 11:44 a.m. at 347 Lake Avenue in Lebanon, according to the Lebanon Police Department.
    The home, which belongs to Jackie Moore and Melissa Chesser Moore, was heavily damaged by the fire, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly. The cause was a faulty chimney on a wood stove located in the kitchen/utility room, he said. The fire started in the roof rafters in that room and spread, destroying the second floor of the home, Mattingly said.

  • Top talent

    Adria Whitfill said that winning a talent award at the 2016 Kentucky Distinguished Young Women Program was her ultimate goal, and she accomplished that and much more this past weekend at the competition in Lexington.
    After preliminary competitions, Whitfill advanced to the top 12 and competed in the finals where she won an overall talent award.
    Whitfill competed against 32 young women from across the state Jan. 15-16. Lindsey Carroll of Woodford County won the competition Saturday evening.

  • Love unites us

    For some people, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is just another day off from work or school.
    It’s become a routine holiday for so many of us.
    The three-day holiday weekend is a perk many people enjoy, but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has given us so much more than that. Community members were reminded of that fact during a special program organized by the local NAACP chapter Sunday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Lebanon.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is Jan. 22-23

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will take place Jan. 22-23 inside the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. This year’s headlining act is Seldom Scene, which has been playing bluegrass music since 1971, and are known for being a progressive group that took Bluegrass music to new heights. Returning this year will be Flatt Lonesome and four-time National Bluegrass Championship Winner Gary "Biscuit" Davis.

  • Marion County to take Kentucky Beta Convention by storm

    Marion County is going to be well represented at the upcoming Kentucky State Beta Convention Jan. 24-26 in Louisville. Not only will Marion County have the largest club there, but also the state Beta Club president is Marion County High School senior Leah Thompson and the convention is being organized by Marion County High School social studies teacher Jamie Brown, who is serving as the Kentucky state Beta sponsor this year.
    “Beta is a wonderful tradition at our high school,” Brown said. “We have incredible community support. And we have great kids.”

  • Marion County to host Chinese exchange students

    Eight Chinese exchange students will be making Marion County their home for the next five weeks. They will arrive this Friday, and will be staying with families in the community, attending classes at Marion County High School and participating in school activities, including the upcoming Kentucky Beta Club Convention Jan. 24-26 in Louisville.

  • January Jam

    "He must increase and I must decrease." - John 3:30

    That’s the inspiration behind a new, local Christian praise band that will be making its debut in Lebanon soon.
    CREW 3:30 will be hosting the first-ever January Jam at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Lebanon Baptist Church Student Ministry Building.

  • Local charity event to benefit Marion County cancer fighters

    Since March of 2013, when it first accepted applications, Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation has gifted more than $54,000 to 113 Marion County residents undergoing cancer treatment. Every penny of that money came from Marion County residents and went to benefit Marion County residents fighting cancer.