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Today's News

  • Centre Square board granted flexibility on rates

    The Lebanon City Council unanimously approved giving the Centre Square Foundation Board authority to adjust its rate structure.

    Councilman Kenny Marrett made the request Feb. 10, after the Lebanon Main Street Committee had approached the Centre Square Board about receiving free use of Centre Square for a planned barbecue festival. The foundation board did not feel it could offer anything other than the existing rates without authorization from the city council.

  • Birthday announcement
  • Birth announcement

    Chris and Carol Mudd of Elizabethtown announce the birth of twin sons-6-pound, 8.5-ounce Jacob Michael Leo and 6-pound, 11-ounce Jonah Christopher-born Dec. 3, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    Maternal grandparents are Dennis and Janet George of Lebanon. Paternal grandparents are Joyce Mudd of Leitchfield and the late Leo Mudd.
    Harold and Delphine Brown of Leitchfield are great-grandparents.

  • A class act

    Editor's note: This is the first of a series of stories about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Outstanding award winners.

    When Tammy Newton would visit her oncologist, he would often ask her how her kids were doing. Without missing a beat, Tammy would begin talking about the kids in her third grade classroom at West Marion Elementary School. However, her doctor was actually inquiring about her children, not her students.

  • Whitehouse, Helm marry on Feb. 5

     

    The children of Betty Jean Whitehouse and Joseph Paul Helm wish to announce their marriage.
    They were joined in holy matrimony at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5 in a private ceremony at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Bro. Victor Stansbury officiated the ceremony.
    Witnesses were Michael Whitehouse and Dreama Spalding.
    Family members were in attendance.

  • Brussells celebrate 60 years of marriage

     

  • More postal routes moving to Lebanon

    Postal routes in Loretto and St. Francis may be moving to the Lebanon Post Office next month.

    Dave Walton, the postal services spokesperson for the Kentuckiana district, said the plan to move the two Loretto routes and the St. Francis route to Lebanon was still under consideration.

    "At some offices in our district, we're looking to relocate carriers," Walton said.

    Local officials did not say much about the changes, but they did sound more certain that the switch would happen.

  • MCHS principal search underway

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has renewed its search for a principal.

    A notice was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education website Feb. 2. Chris Brady, the interim principal and the chairman of the council, said the notice must be posted for at least 30 days.

    "It will be at least a month or two before anything big happens," he said.

  • Board of education recognizes newly National Board Certified teachers
  • Drug testing proposal given another shot

    Shelton Young and Jayne Hogan, members of the Marion County Safe Community Coalition, made a proposal to the Marion County Board of Education in April of last year to begin random student drug testing at Marion County High School. At that time, then-Superintendent Donald Smith said that he would make a recommendation concerning the student drug-testing program at the April 27 board meeting.

    That never happened.