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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Drug abuse is an issue for community, economic develoment

    Years ago, economic development was primarily about selling land and buildings, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund. Today, his office has to do more than that.
    One example of that is the drug problem that is affecting Marion County and many small communities across the state and nation.
    Lund told the audience at the June 6 First Friday Forum that a local factory recently invited one of its customers from Indiana to visit the community.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Kickoff prepares for 10th anniversary celebration

    Lebanon’s Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK) has put together an impressive lineup of vocal powerhouses in honor of their 10th anniversary celebration. The Kickoff will be held in Lebanon, on January 23-24, 2015. Musicians from earlier KBMK’s will return to Lebanon for a musical reunion of sorts. Four time IBMA male vocalist of the year Russell Moore and fifth time IBMA female vocalist of the year Dale Ann Bradley will be on stage with the Dale Ann Bradley Band’s Steve Gulley and Phil Ledbetter.

  • German trumpeter returns to Lebanon June 21

    Internationally renowned trumpeter Freidemann Immer will be performing June 21 in Lebanon along with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.
    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 21 at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. This will be Immer’s second appearance in Lebanon with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.

  • Commission discusses hiring ticket sales service

    Robin Humphress has devoted the last few years to developing Kentucky Classic Arts. This has included putting on plays for children and adults and hosting concerts and other events. It's also involved a lot of tickets.
    "We did over 4,000 tickets last year," she told the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its June 9 meeting.
    After doing some research, Humphress is asking the tourist commission to consider a contract with one of the services to handle online ticket sales.