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Today's News

  • Ways to support the troops

    There are thousands of troops stationed around the world that can benefit from some support from home. Being away from one's native country can cause feelings of homesickness and potentially loneliness. All it takes is a few encouraging words to let servicemen and women know you are thinking about them and appreciate their efforts.

    So what can you do to show your support? There are many things, actually.
    Here are a few ideas and you can build on them.

  • Bad year for incumbents, Democrats

    President Barack Obama may have put it best when he described the Nov. 2 election as a "shellacking" of the Democrats nationally.

  • High school looking to add two educators

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith said a few weeks ago that the time for talking is over. Instead, the district needs to take action to make improvements.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education reached a consensus to support allowing Marion County High School to hire two new educators for the remainder of the 2010-11 academic year. It will be up to the high school's site-based decision making council to decide if it will hire two math teachers or one math teacher and one counselor.

  • Family loses everything in trailer fire

    Kevin Davis, 35, and his four children lost everything in a trailer fire Sunday morning at 9464 Siloma Road.

    "Nobody was hurt. That's the main thing," said Hilda Wright, Davis' aunt.

    Anyone who has clothing they could donate to the family can contact Wright at (270) 692-1470.

    Here are the sizes:

  • Ford pleads not guilty in murder case

    Tonya M. Ford has pleaded not guilty to murdering her husband.

    Ford appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday of last week for arraignment. She is accused of killing her husband, former Lebanon Police officer David M. Ford, on Feb. 10, 2009.

    A discovery conference has been set for Dec. 7. The trial is scheduled for May 23.

  • Voting for a change

    Three sitting school board members were seeking to return to the board, but in all three races the voters picked their challengers instead.

    In District Three, Michael Mullins swept all three precincts (courthouse, Calvary and Hamilton Heights) in a race against Alex Ackermann. He won by a margin of nearly two to one, 717 votes to 360 votes.

  • County, city officials discuss revising animal ordinance

    The City of Lebanon animal control ordinance took effect in September of 2008.

    But before the final version of the ordinance was approved, the city and the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of agreement allowing Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge to enforce the ordinance.

    That original agreement was for six months, and Monday night, Wooldridge spoke with the city council about revisiting the ordinance.

  • Police log

    Reports

    Tuesday, Nov. 2

    - At 6:56p.m. the Loretto Fire Department responded to a field on fire on Highway 49 about one mile out of Loretto toward Holy Cross. The scene was cleared at 7:22 p.m.

  • A long night for the Knights

    Green County handed Marion County its worst loss of the season Friday night in Greensburg as the Dragons beat Marion County, 42-21.

    The 21-point margin ties for the worst loss of the season, the first coming at the hands of undefeated John Hardin.

     

  • UCCO seeks donations for Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be holding its Thanksgiving Outreach 2010 Community Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Set-up and preparation will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24.

    The deadline for turkey contributions and call-in orders is Thursday, Nov. 18. Contributions can be dropped off at The Java House between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monetary contributions should be in the form of a check or money order. Checks should be mailed to UCCO, Inc., PO Box 74, Lebanon, Ky. 40033.