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Today's News

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its second regular monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, and the following occurred:
    • Magistrates approved a request from Junior Adams with Generation Gap who asked for money to buy toys for some of the community’s underprivileged children for Christmas. Each magistrate voted to give $200 and Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty gave $500.
    • Magistrates voted to buy an advertisement in the Marion County Chamber of Commerce directory.

  • Syrian refugee family starts over in Lexington amid growing fear of asylum seekers

    By Morgan Eads
    Lexington Herald Leader

    When Rama Al Najjar was 12 years old, she was bandaging bullet wounds and scrubbing blood from doorways so the blood wouldn’t attract Syrian military attention.
    Now she’s 16, and she’s navigating a different challenge: settling into an American state where politicians have announced their intentions to keep out families like hers.

  • Another piece to the puzzle

    Walking into the new Working the Puzzle for Autism Center in Lebanon one can’t help but smile.
    From the bright, padded floors to the ceiling decorated with streams of color and kites, visitors are invited inside to look around, make themselves at home and stay for a while.
    The autism center has been a work in progress for several months, and Friday the community celebrated its grand opening.
    Lisa Nally-Martin, president of Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc., was beaming as she spoke to the crowd gathered at the center Friday evening.

  • “It’s been a good ride”

    For 26 years, Eddie Miles has made a career out of entertaining audiences on stages all over the world.
    He has brought people to their feet, tears to their eyes and taken audiences back in time with his tribute to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.
    But, this Friday and Saturday will be the final opportunity for Marion Countians to see Miles perform his Elvis tribute locally.

  • Christmas in the Park is Wednesday

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    The Dickens Christmas events will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, in downtown Lebanon with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Chili Cook-off and lighting of the community Christmas tree.
    Buy one bowl then try all the chili you want with proceeds going to a local charity. Chili Cook-off tickets will be available inside the Farmers Bank Annex.
    There will also be open houses at downtown businesses, train rides on Main Street, free hot dogs, cider and hot chocolate, carriage rides and singing from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Free Kentucky Classic Orchestra concert Nov. 29

    The Kentucky Classic Orchestra we will be having a free concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    The orchestra will be playing mostly Christmas music, along with two other pieces: Water Music by G.F. Handel and a Star Wars Medley. With the upcoming release of the newest installment of Star Wars, the orchestra wants to share its enthusiasm by playing music from previous films.
    The orchestra will be playing some Christmas carols that the audience can sing along with, and G. B. Dixon will be leading the singing.

  • Lebanon/Springfield Airport: Airport receives grant toward $1.1 million facelift

    The Lebanon-Springfield Airport is in the process of getting a facelift of sorts.
    The airport board recently got word that it received a $100,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Aviation to begin the process of resurfacing the airport’s runway.
    According to Craig Arnold, airport board chairman, the grant monies will be used for the first phase of the project - the design phase - which will be completed by the end of the year.

  • Wreaths Across America is Dec. 12

    On Saturday, Dec. 12, members of the community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.
    The WAA ceremony this year will be held at noon at the Lebanon National Cemetery. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

  • Side-Kick is home safe

    Side-Kick, a Mountain Cur Pitbull who ran away on Oct. 30 when his owner, Floyd Ray Cook, was killed during a shootout with police in Burkesville, is safe and sound after a 20-day search.
    “The good people of Cumberland County never gave up hope of finding him,” said Cook’s sister, Ollie Mae Wicker of Bradfordsville. “The prayers of many people are answered as Side-Kick now resides with family members here in Marion County.”
    Side-Kick is pictured with Wicker after his safe return.