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Today's News

  • Along for the ride

    Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge is driving through Brookhaven when a woman walking her own dog waves him down. She points out a friendly, "black and tan" dog that has no tags and no owner.

    Wooldridge parks and gets out to find another Brookhaven resident has picked up the dog. The man hands it over to Wooldridge, who then loads it into a cage in the back of his vehicle.

  • Superintendent evaluation scheduled for Dec. 20

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled its preliminary evaluation of Superintendent Donald Smith for 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the board office.

    The board is choosing to conduct its evaluation in open session.

  • Don't miss the vote

    The 2011 primary election may be more than five months away, but registered voters need to decide soon if they want to change parties for that election. In Kentucky, registered voters are only eligible to vote in the primary election for the party in which they are registered by the end of the year.

  • InBrief

    Calvary Elementary recognized for environmental excellence

    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has recognized individuals, businesses and organizations for their commitment to environmental performance, and one of those organizations is Calvary Elementary School.

  • 'Catfish' takes reigns as PVA

    Marion County's new public valuation administrator was sworn in Monday morning at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Terry "Catfish" Rakes took the oath of office in front of a small gathering of family and friends. The PVA takes over on the first Monday in December. Other county and local officials will take office in January.

  • County renews health insurance

    After hours of discussions and weeks of consideration, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved the health insurance plan for county employees during its Dec. 2 meeting.

    The court voted 4-1 to renew a plan offered by Humana Insurance. Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers cast the opposing vote, noting that he would have prefered a plan offered by United Health Care.

  • Limited edition bourbon features painting from local artist

    A Nelson County artist has been chosen to have her art emblazoned on bottles of bourbon as part of a limited edition of Maker's Mark.

    Oil painter and landscape artist Mary Hagy's rendition of a winter scene at the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto was chosen to grace the label of a limited batch of 150,000 bottles of the bourbon.

  • Donations being accepted to find missing Gravel Switch woman

    Almost five months ago, Kara Tingle Rigdon, 27, the daughter of Dale and Sheila Tingle of Gravel Switch was reported missing. An account at Peoples Bank in Lebanon has been set up to raise money for a reward to be offered for any information leading to Kara's whereabouts.

  • Coordinated effort

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was born of controversy, and many people have grumbled about it from the beginning.

    We have not agreed with every decision the commissioners have made, and we have not supported every idea tourism officials have presented to the community. Nevertheless, the tourism commission is worth preserving, and it has done good things in and for our community.

  • School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Dec. 13: French toast sticks with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Dec. 14: Sausage and biscuit or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Dec. 15: Assorted yogurt and cinnamon toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Thursday, Dec. 16: Apple cinnamon oatmeal and donut or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Friday, Dec. 17: Assorted Poptarts and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.

    LUNCH
    Elementary schools