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Today's News

  • Milby wins coach of the year

    Marion County High School girl's basketball Head Coach Trent Milby was recently named as the Fifth Region Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

    Milby has led his team to a 30-1 record and their fourth consecutive district title as of press time. The Lady Knights are currently the favorite heading into the Fifth Region tournament and, if they survive, will be the likely favorite heading into the state tournament.

  • Heart of Kentucky Antique & Craft Fair March 6-7

    The 4th Annual Heart of Kentucky Antique & Craft Fair will be held at the Centre Square Convention Center in downtown Lebanon, Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The finest antiques and crafts dealers from across the state will gather for this premier event. The show features a wide range of antiques and craft items from the rustic to the fine arts. Admission is $3 for adults and all gate proceeds and concessions benefit the American Cancer Society. Children under 12 get in free.

  • Police chief screening committee being formed

    The City of Lebanon is in the process of assembling a committee to interview the seven applicants for the vacant police chief position.

    City Administrator John O. Thomas said that he, Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Kandice Engle-Gray will serve on the committee. The remaining members have not yet been identified.

    When the final committee members are named, the committee will begin scheduling interviews, according to Thomas.

    Shelton Young retired as chief at the end of January. Here is some background about the seven individuals who are seeking to replace him:

  • Springfield man dies in plane crash

    A fatal airplane crash near the Lebanon-Springfield Airport last week claimed the life of a local pilot.

    Kent Douglas Shilling, 40, of Springfield was killed when the Piper PA-28 Cherokee airplane he was piloting went down about one mile from the airport.

  • Giving hearts

    The window in the front hallway of Lebanon Middle School is covered with paper chains. Each chain contains a sentiment, a prayer or a wish for the well-being for the Haitian people.

    In light of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti in January, the LMS STLP and BETA clubs proposed selling the paper chains for a quarter each, according to Bethany Purdom, a student at LMS. Every quarter raised went toward the purchase of healthy mixes of rice and vegetables that could provide six meals per bag.

  • Head of the class

    "You'll make a good substitute, but not a good teacher."

    Those words from her college advisor almost made Coury Leathers Osbourne give up on her dream of becoming a teacher, a dream that began at a very early age. Being raised in a family that put a strong emphasis on education and being surrounded by educators, including her father Freddie Leathers, it seemed natural for her to pursue teaching.

    But those words nearly sidetracked her during her senior year at Bellarmine University.

  • Knights bow out

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  • Faithful, fighter

    Toward the end of Sunday's Black History Celebration, Jerry Evans addressed the audience.

    "We've lost a fighter in the person of Verda Calhoun," he said.

    It was a simple, but significant statement about Calhoun, who died Thursday evening, Feb. 25, after decades of working to improve her community. She was 74.

    Calhoun served as president of the local chapter of the NAACP for 22 years until her death.

    She was a person who worked hard and wanted things done right and done well, according to those who knew her.

  • Peterson fired as boy's basketball coach

    After swirling rumors for at least the last two seasons, Marion County High School administrators fired Tim Peterson as the boy's basketball head coach on Friday.

    Peterson, who has been under heavy scrutiny over several seasons, wasn't shocked at the decision.

    "I had a feeling back in the middle of January. Things weren't going well and we couldn't pull out of our skid," Peterson said. "From then on out I was just trying to turn it around."

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8.

    The following items are on the agenda:

    - Roger Marcum, executive vice president of St. Catharine College

    - Melissa Knight of the Centre Square Foundation Board

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Bills

    - Department reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business

    A. Appointments to the Human Rights Commission

    B. Contract between St. Catharine and the Centre Square Foundation Board

    - Other business