Today's News

  • E-reader seminar at the library

    Did you get an e-reader for Christmas? Do you need help finding ebooks?
    If so, the Marion County Public Library will be hosting an ebook seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14. The seminar will help you become acquainted with ebooks available for checkout through the library and Kentucky Libraries Unbound.
    Please note, library staff can help with apps and information related to ebook checkout, but they cannot aide with setting up an e-reader.

  • Top stories of 2011

    Lebanon and Marion County market themselves as the "Heart of Kentucky." But, unfortunately, during the past year there has been more heartache in regards to local tourism efforts than ever before. The year of 2011 has also seen its fair share of local tragedies, including the untimely deaths of Lebanon native Larry Lee and Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell.

  • Arrest warrant issued for defendant's mother in murder case

    By Calen McKinney
    Landmark News Service

    An arrest warrant has been issued for a witness in the Tonya Ford murder case.
    Ford was back in Taylor Circuit Court on Tuesday of last week. The hearing, before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly, lasted 10 minutes. Ford attended, though she didn't stand before Kelly.
    Ford's attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg, told Kelly that he had subpoenaed a witness, Ford's mother, Linda Williams, to be at the hearing. Court bailiffs called for Williams to appear before the judge, to no avail.

  • Simple wishes for Christmas

    By Joberta Wells
    Landmark News Service

    I used to say it was too late to go Christmas shopping if you were seeing Ronco products on television. Since Ronco seems to have disappeared I've decided the shopping cut-off date now is when you start seeing Chia articles. I've already seen Chia cat grass containers, Chia herb garden containers, and even a President Obama Chia. That's just not right! That is NOT a hoot.

  • How to become a friend of the library

    By Molly McMasters
    Guest Column

    As the 2011-12 Marion County Friends of the Library president, I would like to tell you a bit about our group. The FOL was established in 2005 to assist the Marion County Public Library in promoting reading, providing programs for our local community and raising funds to help pay for those programs.

  • Holly Jolly

    The Cardinal Den was as busy as Santa's workshop Thursday evening, at least for a little while.
    Presents were being wrapped and sorted. Gifts for girls went to one table, gifts for boys to another. Chairs and tables were rearranged in anticipation of the arrival of children and a special guest, Santa Claus.
    The kids showed up first, trickling in one, two, three, four at a time with their parents and grandparents. How many children? We aren't sure. We lost count somewhere around 50.

  • Educate yourself on the Water Quality Act

    The Agriculture Water Quality Act was passed by the Kentucky State Legislature in 1994. It states that landowners with 10 or more acres in agricultural production must develop a water quality plan.
    If you farm 10 or more acres in Kentucky or plan to harvest trees on 10 or more acres, then you are required by Kentucky state law to implement an agriculture water quality plan.
    This plan documents best management practices being followed to protect water resources.

  • 12-28-11 Police Log

    Reports from the Lebanon Police Department
    - On Dec. 14, Kim Holgate of Lebanon reported harassing communications while at Ovations Salon.
    - On Dec. 17, William T. Luster of West Walnut Street in Lebanon reported a burglary and the theft of a laptop computer, Xbox 360 game console with two controllers and one game. Total of stolen items is an estimated $700. Luster also reported minor damage to the door of his residence.

  • Reflecting on a new year in the garden and on the farm



  • Enjoy New Year’s Eve snacks