Today's News

  • Buckman and Hutchins are named to dean’s list

    Lebanon resident Jason Buckman and Loretto resident Heather Hutchins have been named to the fall 2010 dean’s list at Berea College. A student is named to the dean’s list who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

  • Tech center recognizes students of the month


  • Life Matters


  • Maundy Thursday Services will be held April 21

    Five Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties of Kentucky and the Episcopal Church of Campbellsville are inviting area residents to attend a worship service on Maundy Thursday, April 21, 2011. The service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae, an ancient liturgy meaning “A Service of Shadows,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel First Presbyterian Church, 502 E. Main St., Campbellsville.

  • Church Briefs

    • Revival continues at New Birth Mission Church in Loretto through April 15 at 7 nightly. Several local ministers will be speaking.

    • A revival will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 350 East Main St., Lebanon, April 18-22 and 7 p.m. Evangelist is Bro. Jeff Fugate of Claysmill Road Baptist Church, Lexington. There will be special music each night. Bro. Clellan Hays is pastor. For a van ride call, (270) 699-9341 or (270) 692-4998. Nursery is provided.

  • Kentucky Writers Day is this weekend

    Authors, musicians, playwrights, poets and songwriters will stop by central Kentucky this weekend for the 2011 Kentucky Writers Day.

    The writing celebration is hosted each year by Historic Penn's Store in honor of Robert Penn Warren (who was born April 24). Penn's Store is located south of Gravel Switch off of Hwy. 243.

    The weekend's activities kick-off at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Off Broadway Cafe, 158 N. Third Street in Danville.

  • County approves funding for youth sports programs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved funding for the Marion County Middle School baseball team and for the local 4-H shooting sports program.

    The court approved these requests during its April 7 meeting.

    Jessica Bagwell, the coordinator for the 4-H Sure Shots, and members of the team made their request to the magistrates. The court agreed to provide $2,500 from the general fund.

  • Council tables tourism decision

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has received a temporary reprieve.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council tabled the first reading of an amendment to the city's tourism ordinance that would have eliminated the restaurant tax that provides the bulk of the commission's revenue stream.

    Instead, the council voted 5-1 to allow the commission to develop a plan for changes within 90 days of receiving input from community organizations. Councilman Jerry Abell cast the dissenting vote.

  • A dog’s life

    Stem-cell treatments have been a hotly debated topic for several years, but as of last week, those treatments are now an option for Marion County patients.

    Assuming, of course, those patients are animals.

    On April 5, Dr. Sabra St. Germain of All Paws Veterinary Services in Lebanon performed a stem-cell treatment on a rottweiler with hip and joint problems. The dog and its owner prefer to remain anonymous at this time.

  • Loretto awarded half-million dollar grant

    The City of Loretto has been approved for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant.

    The grant request is for improvements to the Loretto Senior Center. The plan calls for improvements to the center including a small library, a wellness/fitness area, a learning center, a visiting physician exam area, a kitchen, a craft area, a recreational area and a storm shelter.

    To receive the grant, the city has to advertise for bids within four months and award the contract within five months to receive the state grant.