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Today's News

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Marion County’s Relay for Life event will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, at Lebanon Middle School. Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. The survivor ceremony begins at 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 9 p.m. The luminary ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.
    The American Red Cross will have its blood mobile at Relay for Life from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.
    Activities are planned throughout the night.

  • Sluggers finish second

     Pictured are the 10U Sluggers who took second place in the All-American Showcase in Danville on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25. They are, front row, from left, Maggie Overstreet, Aubrey Knopp, Leah Wright and Emily Clark; second row, Amber Farris, Brooklynne Bland, D’Asia Spalding, Alex Wheeler, Taylor Richardson, Emma Sullivan and Sarah Boblitt; back row, Asst. Coach Amanda Knopp, Head Coach Tim Wright and Asst. Coach Tony Clark.

  • Rays win regular season

     The Energy Insurance Rays are the regular season champions of Lebanon Little League 9-12-year-old fast pitch softball division. They finished with an 11-1 record and also placed second in the league tournament. Front row (from left): D’asya Spalding, Chlo

  • Children from Lebanon go Horsin’ Around

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Last week, some Lebanon children did what they had never done before.
    It was a cloudy day in Perryville on Thursday, June 5, but that did not damper the mood of the Power Kids. The group, set up by the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, made the trek from Lebanon to Camp Horsin’ Around for an all-day school’s out party.

  • Scoreboard donation

     Magistrate Jackie Wicker presents a $1,200 check to members of the Bradfordsville Youth League for a new scoreboard. The check is from the Mario County Fiscal Court Community Project Fund.

  • Volunteers needed for Dirt Bowl in July

     Volunteers are needed to help with a Dirt Bowl planned for July 19 in Lebanon.

    Jackie Moffit Furmon is organizing her fifth annual Dirt Bowl for boys and girls from 6 to 18 years old. She needs volunteers to help with scorekeeping and refereeing, among other things.

    Teams from all counties are welcome to participate, and more information about the tournament will be released at a later date.

  • Youth basketball making some changes

     Marion County Youth Basketball is making some changes, and although sign-ups aren’t until September, league officials are trying to get the word out to parents.

    The league will have a different age group structure this fall. The girls’ leagues will be for 7-9-year-olds and 10-12-year-olds, and the boys’ leagues will be for 7-9-year olds and 9-11-year-olds. The number of 9 year olds who will play in each division will depend on how many boys sign up for the older division.

  • City will wait a little longer on flood control report

    The Lebanon City Council originally was scheduled to hear a report Monday evening from O’Brien and Gere Engineers with recommendations on how to minimize flooding from storm water.
    Instead, Mayor Gary Crenshaw reported that he spoke with the firm earlier that day, and they told him they would need one more week to finish their final report.

  • County’s budget includes $1.1 million increase in road fund

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved a $15.89 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. That is an increase of more than $1.2 million over the $14.61 million included in the 2013-14 budget.
    The magistrates unanimously approved the second reading of the budget during their June 5 meeting.
    The budget includes $6.67 million in the general fund, which is a slight decrease compared to the $6.68 million included in the 2013-14 budget.

  • Moo Crew Tournament

     On June 7, Graham Memorial Park hosted the Moo Crew Tournament. Through the rising heat of the day, nine teams battled it out for the sake of fun and, according to Moo Crew crew member Patrick Spalding, the admission fees of the event went to cover the expenses of putting on the tournament.