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Today's News

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial nominations

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race last week.
    In the May 19 Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • County approves first reading of $15 million budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a proposed $15 million budget for 2015-16 Thursday.
    This is a decrease compared to the $15.89 million budget approved for 2014-15.
    The proposed budget includes $6.83 million in the general fund, which is up from $6.67 million in 2014-15, and $2.25 million in the county road fund, which is down from $3.4 million in 2014-15
    Daugherty said the $1.15 million decrease in the road fund is the result of the state’s decline in revenue from the gas tax.

  • Mayor requests new city hall, 3 percent raise for employees in budget address

    It took fewer than 15 minutes for Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw to give his annual budget address Thursday evening, May 21. However, it’s just the first step in getting his proposed $9.6 million budget approved, which includes several major requests and a three percent raise for all city employees.
    “Employee compensation is an important issue that always gets much debate in our budget review sessions,” Crenshaw said. “The figures you have before you incorporate a three percent raise.”

  • Centre Square Orchestra is in the works
  • E-Cigarettes pose hazards to our youth

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department

  • School district reports $50 million in unmet construction needs

    The infrastructure problem facing Marion County Public Schools is simple to explain, but it doesn’t have any easy solution.
    The district has $49.6 million in unmet construction needs, according to the draft district facilities plan presented at the May 14 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education at Lebanon Elementary School.
    At this time, however, the district’s bonding capacity is around $4 million, according to district officials.

  • Memorial Day program May 24

    Marple-Caldwell VFW Post 5910 will be hosting the annual Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Lebanon National Cemetery.
    Major General Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general of the Kentucky Air and Army National Guard, will be the keynote speaker during the program.

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial primaries

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race.

    In the Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • Washburn Lane garage damaged by fire

    A garage at 80 Washburn Lane was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning, but no injuries were reported despite the building’s proximity to a residence.

  • Princess for a day

    Senior year is a special time in a young person’s life.
    It’s the final year of high school. It’s a year to celebrate and make lasting memories. But for Carrie Gribbins, her senior year has been interrupted by doctor’s visits, health problems and surgery.
    She went from being an energetic cheerleader to sleeping all the time and suffering from a variety of symptoms, including weight gain, high blood pressure, severe migraines, muscle aches, restless leg syndrome and short-term memory loss.