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Today's News

  • Pumpkins aplenty

    Lebanon Elementary School had a pumpkin decorating contest recently. Students were instructed to decorate a pumpkin after one of their favorite book characters.

  • Soldiers return home from training mission

    Serving their country is not an easy job for soldiers, but it’s also tough on the family members left behind.
    Soldiers from the Campbellsville National Guard unit returned home Wednesday after completing a 10-month deployment in Jordan. According to Staff Sgt. Gary Scott with the Campbellsville unit, 15 soldiers from B-Battery 1/623rd Field Artillery were serving as part of a training mission. He said the local guardsmen trained Jordanian soldiers for missions they would perform in Afghanistan.

  • In defense of millennials

    By Hillary C. Wright
    Guest columnist

    With the latest crop of college graduates out pounding the pavement in their job search, you’ve probably heard the generalizations and seen the hesitation of many employers in the hiring of the millennial. This new generation has been identified by so many undesirable traits that it seems nearly impossible to overcome the reputation.

  • Corrections and clarifications - Oct. 30, 2013

    A caption in the Oct. 16 edition incorrectly identified Lexy Cambron as Laura Ackermann in a photo of the Marion County Marching Knights.
    A quote in the article in the Oct. 23 edition about Lebanon Power and Apparatus should have read, "We get calls because we're Lebanon Power and people think we're the utility company," Debbie said.

  • Kentucky workforce development among nation’s best

    Whenever corporate leaders scout for new locations to expand or re-locate their business, they consider such obvious things as infrastructure, government incentives, taxes and the cost to build.
    Above all else, though, they look at the quality of the local workforce, according to annual surveys done by Site Selection magazine, a national trade publication that tracks economic development.

  • Halloween handouts

    Halloween is tomorrow.
    Obviously, you don’t know who might show up, but I’ve got a few suggestions on what to hand out, depending on who comes knocking.
    - For members of Congress: Duct tape and bailing wire.
    I’m not sure who first said it, but I’ve been told more than once that you can fix anything with duct tape and bailing wire. By now, I would think the federal government has run out of band aids, considering how many they have used in the last few years.

  • Trash pick-up Wednesday in Bradfordsville

    Due to Halloween being Thursday, garbage pick-up in Bradfordsville will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

    Trick or treating will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Bradfordsville.

  • Prescription drug take-back day is Saturday

    Anyone with unused prescription medication is encouraged to bring it to the drop box at the Lebanon Police Department between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

    Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department, the Lebanon Police Departmen, the Marion County SAFE Community Coalition and Communicare are supporting the local effort.

    Participants can bring any unused drugs to the police, where they will be disposed of in safe, convenient and responsible manner.

  • Bradfordsville haunted house continues this weekend

    Bradfordsville is hosting a haunted house through Nov. 2.

    Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, visitors can go through the Haunted House from 7 p.m. to midnight at the old Bradfordsville School building.

    The haunted house will also be open from 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1 and 2.

    Guests returning from last year should know they have all new features and haunts this year.

    Admission is $5 per person.

  • Lady Knights are volleyball district champs

    Like a flash, the Marion County Lady Knights defeated the Taylor County Lady Cardinals in three  sets (26-14,25-17,25-16) during the 20th District Championship Tuesday night.
    “It feels good,” Lady Knights Coach David Hibbard said. “That’s six in a row for our program.”
    The Lady Knights dominated the first and second set but faced a little more opposition from the Lady Cardinals in the third set.