Today's News

  • Master Gardener Classes begin Sept. 5

    The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Wednesday Sept. 5, at 9 a.m. until noon. We will meet each Wednesday morning through mid-November. 

  • Wilson is new Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Hannah Wilson is the 2013 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman.

    Wilson, the daughter of Cindy and Todd Wilson, won the title Saturday evening at the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.

    In addition to winning the overall title, Wilson also received interview, preliminary scholastic, self-expression and talent awards.

    Here is the complete list of winners from last night's program:

    2013 Distinguished Young Woman - Hannah Wilson

    First runner-up - Gabrielle Hamilton

    Second runner-up - Abigail Hagan

  • MAC walk-away has been apprehended

    Inmate David Walls, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Saturday, has been apprehended.

    He is serving a sentence for second-degree burglary (two counts) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon out of Garrard County and second-degree burglary (two counts) out of Lincoln County.

  • Always Faithful

    William "Buster" Mattingly is not a man who brags about what he has done, but as we have learned, what he has done is worth talking about.
    Mattingly entered the Marines Corps in 1944, just a few years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring the military to allow anyone to serve regardless of race. That order may have opened the doors for African-Americans, but it did not end the attitudes that had kept many of them out of the service.
    Nevertheless, Mattingly enlisted, and he was sent to Camp Lejeune, N.C. - well, almost.

  • Facebook status updates from Manton, USA

    If you asked my wife if I were addicted to my cell phone, she would shout, "YES" before the question ventured past your teeth.
    With that comes an incessant need to check social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    A lot of times I like to try to craft witty Facebook status updates. I didn't say I was witty, I just said I like to try.
    So the other day when I pulled up to the Manton Music Jam, the cobwebs in the part of my brain in charge of Facebook status updates slowly broke loose. I'm pretty sure there was a poof of dust.

  • Finding a cure for cancer

    We all have a story. Now we can all be part of changing that story.
    Taylor Regional Hospital is doing something very exciting. They are participating in an American Cancer Society study to help pinpoint what causes cancer.
    Can you imagine a world without cancer? I hope I live to see that day.
    I still remember how I felt when I heard my grandfather, and then later my grandmother, had cancer. I had a feeling that their lifespan would be cut short by the terrible disease.

  • LTADD to take part in largest-ever regional workforce survey

  • Bagwell retires from The Village of Lebanon
  • Revamped web site gives visitors a taste of Lebanon

    The web site for the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission (LTCC) recently underwent a facelift. The older, darker site has been transformed into a fresher, brighter web site that is more easy to navigate.
    “When planning our new web site, we wanted to make sure the site was as user-friendly as possible,” said LTCC Executive Director Nicky Reynolds. “That entails making visitor information as easy to find as possible, and making sure our web site has everything our visitors could possibly want and more.”

  • 4-H Sewing Day Camp