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Today's News

  • Engagement

    Mike and Kathy Shannon of Lebanon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Rose Wilkerson, to William Anthony Gootee, son of Tony and Jan Gootee of Loretto.
    Wilkerson is a 2004 graduate of Marion County High School, 2006 graduate of St. Catharine College, a 2007 graduate of Spalding University and is attending Campbellsville University. She is employed at Lebanon Elementary School.
    Gootee is a 2007 graduate of Marion County High School and employed at Peterson Farms.

  • Birthday announcement

    John Kaiden Gribbins will celebrate his 3rd birthday Dec. 20, 2010. He is the son of Henry and Donna Gribbins of Loretto. Grandparents are Barbara Brady and the late John Brady and Wallace Gribbins and the late Evatine Gribbins.

  • Master’s degrees will be offered in 2012

    St. Catharine College President William D. Huston received an early Christmas present on Dec. 7 when it was announced that SCC was granted approval to move from Level II to Level III status and will offer its first ever master’s programs. The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

  • Glasscock Students of the Month for November
  • Veterans visit West Marion Elementary
  • MCHS Students of Week
  • Severe weather expected this week

    There is no school in Marion County due to the weather and the road conditions. The National Weather Service forecast indicated that severe winter weather was expected to hit central Kentucky Wednesday and Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

  • No school in Marion County Tuesday

    Marion County schools will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 14.

    The National Weather Service is predicting a low around 6 degrees tonight with a wind chill factor of -3 degrees.

    The predicted high for Tuesday will be around 21 degree with a wind chill factor as low as -4 degrees.

    The freezing conditions could lead to slushy roads and slick spots due to refreezing.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

    Here are the items on the agenda for the Dec. 13 meeting of the Lebanon City Council. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at city hall.

    - Lebanon tourism director Chris Hamilton will speak with the council regarding the wayfinding system for the heritage trail.

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Bills

    - City reports

    - Old business

    - New business:

  • Higdon's Foodtown closing Jan. 22

    Higdon's Foodtown IGA will be closing next month.

    Owner Jimmy Higdon said the store's last day will be around Jan. 22. (This is a slightly earlier date than he had estimated on Friday.)

    He said that a tentative purchase agreement has been reached with Houchens Industries, which also owns Sav-A-Lot. Higdon said it was his understanding that the Sav-A-lot located in the Lebanon Trade Center would be moving into the Higdon's Foodtown building around March of next year.