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Today's News

  • Fire, ice or water

    While the sloppy racetrack conditions posed a problem at Churchill Downs this past weekend for the Kentucky Derby, it was the 7 to 8 inches of rain Mother Nature dumped on central Kentucky that caused widespread flooding, road closures and other troubles for residents in Marion County.   The rain seemed to be never-ending.   It rained, it rained and it rained some more.

    As a result, many people found themselves trapped - either in their flooded homes or vehicles - and they needed help fast.

  • School board tours Marion County Area Technology Center

    The Marion County Board of Education toured the Marion County Area Technology Center last week, which is currently undergoing a $5 million addition/renovation project.

    "I wonder what the general public would think if they came up here and could see this?" Board member DeLane Pinkson said after taking a tour of the building. "It's more than I expected."

    According to George Birk of RossTarrant Architects, the project is on schedule and it's scheduled to be substantially complete in October, with final completion in November.

  • Boil water advisory has been lifted

    The boil water advisory for Marion County residents has been lifted, according to Lebanon Water Works Superintendent John L. Thomas.

    The Marion County Water District also reported that its boil water advisory has been lifted.

    Thomas said the water company collected samples Wednesday morning. The samples were observed for 24 hours. All of the samples were good, therefore the boil water advisory has been lifted.

  • Downtown development a focus for upcoming year

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is planning for the 2010-11 fiscal year and its budget is "lean," according to Executive Director Chris Hamilton. But, even with a bare bones budget, Hamilton hopes to accomplish many of the commission's goals, including more downtown development.

    "I think we've operated well lean in the past fiscal year," Hamilton said. "I think we've accomplished a lot of our goals... We've had some of our biggest achievements in the worst economy that we've had in my lifetime."

  • Absentee voting underway

    Absentee voting is now available until May 17 (the day before the election) in the Marion County Clerk's office at the David R. Government Center located at 223 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Absentee voting is available for eligible registered voters who will be out of town on Election Day, May 18.

    Mail out absentee voting has been in progress for some time. Eligible voters, such as the sick or elderly, qualify for this type of voting. In this case, a voter has to request a formal application, sign it and have it returned to the Marion County Clerk's office by May 11.

  • Republican Senate Primary questionnaire: Jon Scribner

    Jon Scribner

    Address: 133 Woodlee Ln. Gray, Ky.

    Date of birth: 9/20/55

    Family information: Married with one son,Jeffrey and 2 step-children, Greg and Susan in Indiana.

    Educational background: Attended San Ramon High School in California,Northwestern Prep in Mound, Minnisota, Cal State Hayward, Seattle OIC and the Correctional Officers Training Academy in Tucson, Corectional Managers Academy and Certified Public Manager through ASU.

  • Republican Senate Primary questionnaire: John Stephenson

    John Stephenson

         

    Address: 2994 Moffett Road Independence, Ky.  41051    Kenton County

      

    Date of birth: September 4, 1943

    Education: Graduate University of Kentucky   (See Attached Resume)

    Occupation: Educator/Rank II Masters, Realtor/Real Estate Broker, Videographer

      

    Religious affiliation: Christian, Baptist Denomination

      

  • Rally ‘Round the People of Bradfordsville is Saturday, May 8

    The Lebanon United Methodist Youth Group will be assisting in the clean up effort in Bradfordsville on Saturday, May 8. Anyone who is interested in helping the people of Bradfordsville can either meet at the Lebanon Methodist Church parking lot at 10 a.m. and caravan to Bradfordsville, or simply meet at the Bradfordsville Civic Center on Main Street by 10:30 a.m.

  • Republican Senate Primary quesionnaire: Trey Grayson

    Trey Grayson

    Address:  PO Box 175726, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

    Date of birth: April 18, 1972

    Family information:  Wife, Nancy; Two daughters, Alex and Kate

    Educational background:  University of Kentucky (J.D. 1998, M.B.A., 1998); Harvard College (A.B., Government, 1994); Dixie Heights High School (1990)

  • Rain, rain go away

    It may not have lasted 40 days and nights, but two days of seemingly nonstop rainfall was more than enough for much of central Kentucky.

    "In 1970, I saw it bad, but this is a lot worse than that," said John L. Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent.

    Flooding, mud slides and water-covered roads all created hazards in several parts of Marion County. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the flooding.