Today's News

  • Chamber of Commerce to offer scholarships

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will once again offer three $500 scholarships for 2011 graduates of Marion County High School. Applications can be obtained at Marion County High School, Marion County Area Tech Center, Marion County Chamber of Commerce office (239 N. Spalding Ave, Lebanon) or by calling (270) 692-9594.
    Eligibility requirements:
    1. A senior at Marion County High School who will graduate in the spring of 2011.
    2. Will attend full-time or part-time at an accredited college, junior college or trade school in the fall of 2011.

  • School Menus

    Monday, Feb. 21: Granola breakfast cookie and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Feb. 22: Scrambled eggs and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Feb. 23: Yogurt cup and cinnamon toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Thursday, Feb. 24: Breakfast sausage pizza and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Friday, Feb. 25: Maple mini and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Elementary schools

  • The Lebanon Lions contribute to The Caring Place
  • Life Matters


  • Church Briefs

    First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will have a Black Performing Arts Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Guests will be the Beasley Sisters and the women’s ministry will be doing brief monologue performances of various historical black women.

  • Spring View Hospital Surgery and Radiology Center ribbon-cutting
  • Consumers should be aware of energy-saving product claims

    Inter-County Energy, a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative, today issued an alert for consumers to beware of companies selling products or services that promise huge energy savings, but fail to deliver anticipated results.
    “People need to be cautious because they are being sold devices that can raise their bills, that may not work or that could take decades to recoup their money,” said Dan Hitchcock, manager of customer services. “As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

  • Upcoming fund raisers will benefit The Caring Place

    In an effort to raise funds and awareness for The Caring Place in Lebanon, Walmart Supercenter and Woodforest Bank, both in Lebanon, will sponsor a series of special fund-raising events in February, March and April.
    The first event, which was held Feb. 11 at Walmart, was an associate “Valentine’s Bake Sale.” All of the proceeds will benefit The Caring Place.

  • Board begins search process

    For the second time since 2009, Marion County Public Schools are searching for a superintendent.

    On Feb. 8, the Marion County Board of Education agreed to hire Mike Oder of the Kentucky School Boards Association as a consultant during the process. According to the contract, the KSBA will receive $8,500 for its assistance with the search process.

    In response to a question from school board member Ed Hacker, Oder explained the benefit of hiring KSBA.

  • Tourist commission questions director, approves funds for BBQ festival

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission met for more then four hours on Monday, including an hour in executive session to discuss possible disciplinary actions against Executive Director Chris Hamilton.

    Some commissioners raised concerns about a dinner bill from Hennings restaurant, and at the end of the meeting Commissioner Nancy Higdon made the motion to go into closed session to discuss possible disciplinary action against Hamilton. No disciplinary action was taken when the board returned to open session, however.