Today's News

  • Lebanon men vie for 24th District seat

    Both candidates for the 24th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives are Lebanon residents, fathers, and grandfathers. They both have experience in government, and they're both hoping to serve in the state legislature in 2013.
    Terry Mills, 62, is the Democratic incumbent for the district that includes Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County.
    "It sounds corny, but I just want to serve," Mills said. "I just want to give back. I've had a good life, a lot given to me. I just want to give back."

  • Tourist commission approves grant for quilt show

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has approved a $650 grant request for the Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show. The commissioners unanimously approved the request during their Oct. 8 meeting.

    Commissioner Tom Lund was not present at the meeting.

    Lizzie Spalding, the Marion County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences, made the request on behalf of the Marion County Extension Homemakers.

  • Lebanon native wins Country Music Association award

    Clarence Spalding, president of Spalding Entertainment and Lebanon native, was named the "Manager of the Year" Wednesday of last week by the Country Music Association in Nashville.
    Spalding was one of several winners of CMA's touring industry honors known as the SRO (Standing Room Only) Awards, which were presented by superstar artist and radio personality Kix Brooks and CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore during "The 42nd Annual IEBA Conference" in conjunction with the presentation of the IEBA Awards and Hall of Fame Induction in Nashville.

  • Several businesses listed as delinquent on tourism taxes

    Several businesses were listed as being delinquent on paying their tourism taxes in the report presented at the Oct. 8 tourism meeting. Lebanon Tourism Executive Director Nicky Reynolds noted that the higher than normal number of delinquencies may have been related to Ham Days falling so close to the end of the month.

    McBs (12 months) and Hometown BBQ (five months) were previously turned over to the county attorney. Both of these restaurants have paid toward two months of their reported delinquencies.

  • Spring View outstanding employee

    Regina Taylor is named Spring View Hospital's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2012. Pictured with Taylor are Stephaney Nalley, admissions supervisor, and Kim Thomas, director of imaging services.

  • Deputy County Judge/Financial Officer Theresa Wilson retires

    A retirement reception was held Sept. 28, 2012 for Theresa Wilson. Wilson held the position of deputy county judge/financial officer for Marion County Fiscal Court for 12 years. Pictured with Wilson is County Judge Executive John G. Mattingly.

  • Ribbon cutting: Legends & Faery Things

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at Legends & Faery Things in Loretto on Thursday, Oct. 11. Mary Thompson, owner of Legends & Faery Things, is a storyteller and hosts birthday parties, enchanted luncheons, craft parties, tea parties for adults and children, workshops and garden parties. She offers unique and one of a kind faery things for purchase, or space and supplies in her studio to create your own! She will be holding an open house on Oct. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. You can reach Legends & Faery Things at (502) 349-2996.

  • KORT offers free hip pan screenings

    During the month of October, KORT clinics throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana are offering a complimentary screening for hip pain. A board-certified physical therapist will provide a complimentary screening to help assess your condition. Visit www.kort.com or call 1-800-645-KORT (5678) to schedule an appointment.

  • "Goodbye, Room"

    By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    "I went back upstairs one more time and said 'goodbye' to my room. I'm ready to go now."
    Dave's words were my signal: Cutting my eyes towards him as he walked to his car, I turned on the headlights in the early morning dawn, put the U-Haul in gear, and we all - Dave, Lori, Madi, and I - headed south, caravan style.

  • Operation Christmas Child

    A shoebox can do a lot more than hold shoes. For individuals and churches who participate in Operation Christmas Child, those boxes become a way to share faith and love with children worldwide.
    "It's operated by the ministry Samaritan's Purse," said Dan Durham, the pastor at Stewart's Creek Baptist Church.