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Today's News

  • Health reform fears run amuck

    Years ago, when I still lived and worked in Iowa, I was on a plane from Chicago to Omaha when an older man who walked with a cane and severe limp took the seat next to mine.

    He was on his way back to British Columbia, and he still had to switch planes a few more times before he got home. As we talked, I couldn't help asking him about his health issues.

    When I asked him what he thought of Canadian health care system? He said he loved it.

  • Marion County Junior Miss is Aug. 1

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss Program on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Marion County High School. Twenty-two young women will participate in this year's program with the theme of "Circus, Circus".

    The platform for America's Junior Miss is "Emphasis on Education" and the participants will be judged on interview, talent, scholastics, fitness, and self-expression (in order of importance).

  • Cornhole Classic is Saturday, Aug. 1

    The third annual Central Kentucky Cornhole Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, and the first prize winners could take home $2,000.

    There is no general admission for the event but teams are encouraged to register in advance so as not to be shut out. The 2007 event filled up 64 teams the day before, and 91 teams played in 2008. The tournament will only except 64 teams this year, so don't wait to register. When 64 teams are signed up, nobody else gets in. Entry is $50 per two-man team.

  • Special school board meeting tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, July 30, at the board of education building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Consider approval of construction contract for the Marion County Area Technology Center renovation/addition project and associated direct purchase orders, pending approval from the Kentucky Department of Education

    - Consider approval of revised BG-1 Form for the ATC renovation/addition, pending KDE approval

  • Flash flood warning in effect until Friday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Marion County and much of central Kentucky. The watch is in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30, through Friday morning, July 31.

  • Work in progress almost complete

    After more than a decade of planning, renovating and spending, the City of Lebanon will celebrate the grand opening of the cultural and performing arts center at Centre Square on Thursday, July 30.

    According to Roger Marcum, chairperson of the Centre Square committee, the community won't be disappointed.

    "A few weeks ago, I had a tour of the facility. The community is going to be very impressed," he said. "A prime example of the results of visionary leadership."

  • Man kills ex-wife, self

    Cindy M. Tucker, 38, and James R. Brady, 30, were both found dead in the afternoon July 15 at 2245 Danville Highway. The Kentucky State Police ruled the incident a murder/suicide.

    A gun was recovered at the scene.

    "He killed her and then turned the gun on himself," said Trooper Billy Gregory, KSP public information officer.

    Gregory added that the preliminary autopsy (which was conducted July 16 in Louisville) confirmed that Brady killed Tucker. Det. Mike Dubree led the investigation.

  • Lebanon takes the Cup

    Centre College student Max Manning made his President's Cup debut and won all four possible points, much to the dismay of Springfield's finest golfers. Manning and his father, Curt Manning, cleaned house as did the rest of the Lebanon team to win the 2009 President's Cup.

    Lebanon defeated Springfield 21.5 to 8.5. They headed into Sunday's play at Lincoln Homestead State Park with a 9-3 lead, losing only one match outright on Saturday at the Lebanon Country Club (LCC). The locals only needed to win two single matches going into the final portion of the tournament.

  • Cheer and tumble academy comes to Lebanon

    Attention cheerleaders and dancers, there's a new studio in town.

    Damon's CTA (cheer and tumble academy) opened July 1 at the old Majestic Carpets location off of Campbellsville Highway.

    Owner Damon Hicks teaches cheerleading, tumbling and dance to area school squads, all-star teams and individuals from the beginner to advanced levels.

  • High school registration begins Monday

    Marion County High School has announced its registration dates for the 2009-10 academic year. Seniors will register Monday, July 27, from 2-6 p.m. Juniors will register Tuesday, July 28, from 2-6 p.m. Sophomores will register Wednesday, July 29, from 2-6 p.m. Freshmen will register Thursday, July 30, from 2-6 p.m. Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to register.