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Today's News

  • At least 55,000 Kentucky workers could benefit from new overtime rules

    By Tom Eblen
    Lexington Herald Leader

    Recent battles over raising the minimum wage have attracted a lot of attention. But on May 18, President Obama’s administration took another significant step designed to give many American workers a long-overdue raise.
    The U.S. Labor Department increased the threshold at which salaried workers can be denied compensation for working more than 40 hours a week, from $23,660 a year to $47,476.

  • The Goodwill effect

    With 37 combined years of Goodwill experience, Paul Boone, Jessica Hubbard and Lydia Caldwell share one thing in common — they each live with and provide care for family members who have disabilities.
    In 2013, Paul was referred to Goodwill through Communicare, an organization that provides services to individuals who have developmental and intellectual disabilities, with the goal of helping participants contribute to and become more involved in their communities.
    Paul works part-time at the Lebanon Goodwill as a cashier.

  • Pipeline testing is ‘routine work’

    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is currently testing pipelines in the area, but officials say this work has nothing to do with any abandonment, repurposing or expansion projects.

  • Memorial Day celebration is May 29

    Heather French Henry, former Miss America 2000 and nationally recognized veterans advocate, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day celebration at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • Eli Bright is a ‘research breakthrough’

    Two-year-old Eli Bright can sit up by himself.
    That might not seem like a huge milestone, but for Eli, it’s a major accomplishment. It’s something that, technically, he shouldn’t physically be capable of doing.
    His mother, Natalie Wheatley, said the night he sat up by himself for the first time, she almost ran out into the front yard to scream in utter excitement.

  • Nickel petition update

    More than 1,500 Marion Countians reportedly signed a petition protesting the recallable nickel recently, and the Marion County Clerk’s Office has until June 12 to determine whether the petition is sufficient or insufficient. Upon completing that determination, Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly will provide both the petition committee and the Marion County Board of Education a detailed report of any specific deficiencies found in the document.  

  • MCHS senior charged with rape, misses his own graduation

    Instead of attending his high school graduation on Saturday, May 21, Charles E. Spurlock, 18, of Raywick was behind bars after being arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old female.
    According to a media release from the Lebanon Police Department, Spurlock was arrested behind Norby’s in Lebanon. Lebanon Police Officer Scott Mattingly was the arresting officer.
    Spurlock has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (illegal sex act) under 16 years of age.

  • MCHS in search for new principal

    The Marion County Public School System is currently advertising for both a high school principal and an assistant high school principal.
    Principal Mike Abell resigned his duties as high school principal on May 13, and requested a transfer into another role similar to his experiences and his certifications, according to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    Abell will continue to serve as MCHS principal until June 30. His re-assignment has not been determined, Schlosser said.

  • County spending thousands to replace stolen road signs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is going to have to spend thousands of dollars to purchase new road signs after approximately 50 road signs were stolen or vandalized recently.
    Marion County Road Supervisor Tommy Lee informed the court during its regular meeting on May 19 that, at $100 per sign and post, that equals $5,000 worth of signs and equipment. 
    “If any of our citizens see someone tearing a sign down and we get a license plate we can pursue actions against them,” Magistrate John Arthur Elder III said.

  • Primary Election results