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Today's News

  • Local Memorial Day events honor freedom's defenders

    Memorial Day gatherings in Marion County have kept alive a tradition that began in 1868 when the holiday - originally known as "Decoration Day" - was first observed. We came together as communities, towns and families to place flowers and flags on the graves of those who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country. But we know our words and actions cannot match the power of the sacrifices made by so many. We honor them. We praise them.

  • Lebanon City Council to meet Tuesday

    The Lebanon City Council will hold a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at city hall.

  • Baseball staff has it covered

    Chad Spalding could field a baseball team with his coaching staff. And that's just the way he likes it.

    Marion County High School's baseball team currently has a staff of nine coaches, including Spalding, taking care of all the varsity, junior varsity, freshman and middle school age players.

    "I went from one staff member coaching with me early on with eight now. We're now up to 45 kids," he said. "Back then, it was 20. When we did infield practice, everybody was an infielder. I left exhausted. Now I leave with a lot more energy."

  • A message to the Class of 2009

    "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."   "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause/who at best knows in the end the tr

  • BBB warns of strange phone calls

    The Better Business Bureau received phone calls from consumers across Kentucky and Southern Indiana all day Thursday, May 21, saying they were contacted overnight at 3, 4, and 5 a.m. in the morning. It is a robo call saying that their financial accounts have been compromised and to push 1 to continue.   Another scenario is a robo call saying the interest rate on your credit card is going up if you don't do something about it right now, press 1 to continue. When the consumer hits one, it asks for the consumer's account numbers.

  • Lebanon City Council, board of education holding special meetings Friday

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education have each scheduled special-called meetings Friday, May 29.

    The city council will meet at noon at city hall regarding a contract with Beverly Mings to operate the pool concession stand under the pavilion at Graham Memorial Park.

  • Hamilton to lead Mercer County school district

    When interviewing for the Marion County superintendent position in March, Chuck Hamilton told community leaders and the board of education that he would be a superintendent somewhere, even if it weren't here.

    And he meant it.

    Last week, he was named the next superintendent of Mercer County schools.

    The Mercer County Board of Education made the announcement during a special-called meeting Thursday.

  • 'Click It or Ticket' campaign underway

    State and local law enforcement will be watching closely for drivers who are not wearing their seat belts during this year's "Click It or Ticket" Campaign.   The campaign started Monday and lasts until May 31.

    The Lebanon Police Department received a grant to participate in the program this year, according to Officer Brandon Blair.

    The Kentucky State Police reported that 274 people have died in traffic accidents on state highways as of May 14, and 127 of the people who died were not wearing seat belts. 

  • Rancho Poultry won't build in Lebanon

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced last July that Rancho Poultry would open a $43-million, 100,000-square-foot chicken processing plant in Lebanon.

    Last week, Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said that's not going to happen after all.

    "It's the economy," Lund said.

  • Knights head into postseason

    The Marion County Knights finished off a hot week by running into a solid Mercer County High School team that featured a high velocity hurler.

    The Knights finish the season 14-10, which guarantees they will finish the season with a winning record.

    "This is great for those seniors. They've been part of some decent baseball teams and we like to see them go out like this," Knights Head Coach Chad Spalding said.