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Today's News

  • Film is dying, but not forgotten

    It's official. Digital wins.

    The Associated Press has reported that Kodak has announced it will discontinue making Kodachrome film.

    I don't say this with any kind of nostalgia for the days of film. There's no question that digital has helped me both take and process photos, but there is something sad about the end of production of color film.

    I realize that Kodak is not the world's only film maker, and Kodachrome isn't the only color film made by Kodak. Yet, I can't help thinking this is the beginning of the end.

  • Lady Celtics continue winning ways

    The Marion County Lady Celtics continued their winning ways recently, dismantling their competition and winning the Midwest Youth Tournament at the MidAmerica Sports Center in Louisville.

    The Midwest Youth Tournament featured six other teams from other states.

  • Difficult Times

    I was listening to the news one morning last week and one of the topics was naturally the economy. The banks, the car manufacturers, mortgage companies and then the words domestic violence came into play. Working with women that are going through domestic violence is my job and naturally when I hear those words, my ears automatically perk up.

    As most of us already know, one out of three women will experience some form of abuse in their lifetime. That is startling enough.

  • Lady Knights volleyball team competes at Asbury

    The Marion County High School Knights volleyball team competed in the Asbury Summer Slam Tournament at Asbury College recently.

    The Knights played six junior varsity and varsity matches over two days at Asbury College. There were a total of 12 teams at the tournament including Lafayette, Allen Central, Anderson County, Green County and Pulaski County. Some teams brought more than one squad.  

    "The goal of this tournament is to gain some competitive experience for any team that wants to come," Knights Head Coach David Hibbard said.

  • City pushing to clean up Woodlawn property

    The Lebanon City Council wants unsightly properties to be cleaned up within city limits, and it's starting with 408 Woodlawn Avenue.

    John Thompson, the city building inspector and zoning official, said the city will file a summons against the property owner in Marion District Court.

    The city's goals is not to bring lawsuits, however.

    "The goal is to get the property cleaned up," Thompson said.

    The council briefly discussed 408 Woodlawn Avenue during both of its special called meetings last week (June 17 and 19).

  • Fiscal court projects 10 percent decrease in revenue

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is projecting a $1.4 million revenue decrease for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

    The county is projecting it will receive $12.1 million in revenue during 2009-10 fiscal year. This is a 10 percent decrease when compared to nearly $13.5 million it has received through June 15 of the 2008-09 fiscal year.

    The final figures for the 2008-09 budget are not yet official, but with the fiscal year ending June 30, the year-to-date figures will be close to the final figures, according to Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran.

  • St. Augustine Picnic is Friday and Saturday

    The first annual St. Augustine Picnic will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at the school parking lots located at 236 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. The picnic will begin at 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The St. Augustine Alumni Committee will be hosting this event. There will be something for all ages along with good food and great company.

    For more information, contact Glenn Leake, alumni committee chairperson at (270) 692-9413.

  • Lend a hand, lend a heart

    A small house is being built on Lincoln Avenue in Lebanon. In some ways it's like many other houses in many other small towns.

  • Everyone will love Speedy's Yeast Bread Squares

    Everyone likes warm homemade bread or rolls, right?

    If you don't think you have time for hat, here's an easy, quicker alternative that absolutely anyone can make and everyone will love.

    I got this recipe many, many years ago from an old friend firm Campbellsville, Greg "Speedy" Ford. He was one-third of a band called "Ford, Moyers and Houk" that used to play around here.

  • Baseball Knights awards announced

    Marion County High School baseball Head Coach Chad Spalding recently announced the team award winners at the baseball banquet.