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Today's News

  • MCPS prepares for its new norm

    Today is the last day of school for students in the Marion County Public School District, but plans are already well underway for next school year and the many changes that are in store for students and staff.

  • New lease on life

    Donald Wiser had almost given up hope.
    After being on the transplant list for six years, and undergoing kidney dialysis for more than five years, Wiser, 54, of Lebanon thought his chances of getting a kidney were zero to none.

  • Board approves salary increases to make district more competitive

    The Marion County Board of Education formed a special committee earlier this year specifically to evaluate its employee’s wages and compare them to surrounding school districts in an effort to make the district more competitive. The board’s goal is to not only attract and recruit outstanding educators, but also to retain the ones the district already employs.

  • The return of Sidewalk Sale Days

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Lebanon Main Street Committee, is bringing back Sidewalk Sale Days, an event presented by the chamber in the 1950s and 1960s.
    Sidewalk Sale Days will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., this Friday, May 19, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 20, in downtown Lebanon, on Main Street between Spalding Avenue and Depot Street.
    Merchants have been encouraged to display and sell goods on the sidewalk, and there will also be a carnival on Main Street, from Spalding Avenue to Farmers National Bank’s Annex.

  • New service available for people suffering from substance abuse, mental illness

    Communicare Inc. in Lebanon is now offering an additional co-occurring service for clients who suffer from substance use and mental health illnesses entitled, “Living in Balance” beginning Friday, May 12. This group will provide clients with support throughout the summer to assist with maintaining recovery and management of mental health illnesses. It will continue to be held every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and every Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lebanon office. 

  • Car clubs to visit Bradfordsville Saturday

    Three car clubs will be visiting the City of Bradfordsville this Saturday.
    Lexington Antique Car Club, Georgetown Antique Car Club and the Lexington Model A Car Club will be arriving in Bradfordsville at approximately 11:30 a.m. Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen invites everyone to come and view the large number of prize vehicles that will be on hand.

     

  • Music therapy at autism center Saturday

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy at the autism center from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, May 20. Music therapy is for those individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Siblings will not be allowed to participate in this event as it is therapy. The autism center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon. Any questions can be emailed to Lisa Nally-Martin via email at nallymartin@windstream.net or send a message through the Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page.

  • MCPS Summer Dream Academy and The Dream Bus bigger, better this year

    More than 1,000 students participated in the Marion County Public Schools’ Summer Dream Academy and took advantage of The Dream Bus last summer, and school officials expect even more participation this year.
    “I think we have even more to choose from this year,” said MCPS Federal Programs Director Todd Farmer.

  • Johnny Boone back in Kentucky

    John Robert “Johnny” Boone, the accused leader of the “Cornbread Mafia,” was brought back to Kentucky and appeared in a federal courtroom last week.
    According to Chief Deputy Brian Parrish of the U.S. Marshal Service, Boone was flown without incident to Lexington on May 3 and swiftly brought to Louisville for an initial case hearing.

  • Elkhorn man killed during logging accident

    Dannie B. Mann, 66, of Elkhorn was found dead after a reported logging accident Wednesday, May 10.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, the sheriff’s office received the report of a logging accident near the Scotts Ridge Road area of Raywick Wednesday afternoon. Mann was found deceased by fellow loggers. Sheriff Clements said he apparently sustained injuries while logging and died as a result.