Today's News

  • On the move

    Yeah, as you can tell by my title, I have been on the move lately. Actually, that is why my husband Josh did two columns in a row and you didn't hear from me last week.  

  • Divine qualifies for Junior Olympics

    Marion County High School track standout Brooks Divine participated in the USA Track and Field region five competition in Cedarville, Ohio recently. 

    Divine placed first in the decathlon events and fourth overall in pole vault. 

  • Too hot to fish

    In case you're wondering, being outside when the temperatures are over 100 degrees is just a little insane, unless of course you have to be.

    As for me, I haven't stepped outside in a week. First off, I have a spider bite on my hand that's been giving me fits. I don't know what kind it was. We weren't formally introduced, but I know it hurt!

    Anyway, my hand swelled to three times its normal size and was accompanied by a high fever.

  • 11-12 tournament champs: Cardinals

     The Cardinals were the winners of the 11-12 year-old Marion County Little League Tournament. Pictured are, front row, from left, Ethan Sparks, Kyle Thomas, Ashton Lanham, John Hillman, Justin Elder, Mitch Mattingly and Zander Hyatt; second row, Assistant Coach Joe Mattingly, Kelly Mattingly, Ethan Wood, Chance Gordon, Logan Peterson and Head Coach Tim Peterson. They were sponsored by Jaywear. 

  • 10 and under tournament winners

     Lumberjaxx came in runner up in the 10U Summer Slam tournament recently in Lebanon. They are, front row from left, Parker Barnett, Owen Mattingly, Dalton Sallee, Dawson McCarty, Davis Rafferty, Tegan Bradshaw, John Adams; middle row from left, Mason Sullivan, Ethan Wood and Ryan Lee Hayes; and coaches Scott McCarty, Mitch Rafferty, John Mattingly and Head Coach Steve Hayes. 

  • Jets Over Kentucky returns this weekend

    The world's largest radio-controlled jet showcase is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. While the model jet pilots have already started using the airport, spectators are invited to watch from Thursday, July 12, through Sunday, July 15. Admission is $5.

    The biggest days for spectators will be Friday and Saturday. On Friday, RC jet demonstrations will take place from 9 a.m. to dark. The day will conclude with the parade of lights and a fireworks display.

  • E911 efforts continue

    The efforts to bring E911 to Marion County are continuing, but full implementation is still a year or more away, according to local officials.

    "Hopefully within a year we can be there," Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw was a bit more cautious.

    "My guess is that we're 18 months to 24 months off," he said.

    Nevertheless, both think the county is moving closer to providing E911 service.

  • Mayor, police taking a new approach to drug problems

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw wants to do something about the drug problem affecting our community, and he's looking for people who want to help.

    During the July 6 First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Center, Crenshaw asked what local leaders need to do to address substance abuse issues affecting Lebanon and Marion County.

  • Kids' College

    Curiosity and education were the center focus for the pint-sized participants of the TV production course during Kids’ College held at Centre Square in Lebanon recently. Children also participated in science activities and learned how to knit during the college.

  • Lanham re-elected tourism chairman

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission elected their officers for the 2012-13 fiscal year Monday afternoon.

    Brad Lanham, who was not present at the meeting, was re-elected as the commission's chairman. Dave Winebrenner was also elected to continue serving as the commission's treasurer.

    Monday was also the first meeting without Dennis George, who recently resigned from the commission. A new commissioner has not yet been selected to replace George.