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Today's News

  • School board meets Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Marion County High School.

    The agenda is as follows.

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    • Communications

    - Student showcase

    - School Board Member Recognition Month

    - District Wellness Update

    - Finance teport

    - SBDM & board members round table discussion

    • Student Learning Services

  • Remembering King

    On Sunday afternoon, scores of people gathered together to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    As one group gathered at First Baptist Church of Lebanon, another group assembled at the Lebanon Post Office, where the United Concerned Citizens Organization started its annual march for King.
    “Many young people don’t understand the sacrifices he and others made,” said Maria Bell, president of the UCCO.

  • Local charity event to benefit Marion County cancer fighters

    In 2013, the Marion County Good Samaritans had the opportunity to test its motto: ”Marion County people helping Marion County people.”
    The response from the community was thunderous - and heartwarming.
    Since then, the Marion County Good Samaritans have given away approximately $35,000 to 71 residents affected by cancer.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action back on its feet

    Two years ago, the future of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc., was uncertain.
    The agency was experiencing significant financial difficulties, which resulted to changes in their transportation program for senior citizens and to their Head Start program in an effort to reduce expenses. At that time, Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action, spoke with government agencies in Marion and surrounding counties and asked for additional financial support in hopes of getting the agency back on its feet.

  • City to host kick-off for bi-centennial celebration on Jan. 28

    The City of Lebanon celebrates 200 years this year and several events are planned. To kick things off, the city is hosting a bi-centennial reception for all those who have served on the council in the past and present. The reception will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28. During the reception, the city will present a proclamation for 200 years of community and progress. Upon approval by the council, all in attendance will be asked to sign the proclamation. Once framed, it will hang in Lebanon City Hall for future generations to examine.

  • Tax abatement request denied for PDCI

    The Lebanon City Council recently denied a request from Pacific Die Cut Industries (PDCI) Automotive LLC for a five-year tax abatement.
    The company, which makes components for the automotive and transportation industries, located in Lebanon in 2011. They have been renting their facility on Danville Highway for three years, according to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, and are building a new facility with plans of using their current facility for storage purposes.

  • Inmate gets 12 months for assault charge

    Kendrick C. Brown, 24, of the Marion County Detention Center was sentenced to 12 months in prison for fourth-degree assault. His sentence will be served concurrent with his sentence in a federal case.
    This was amended from an original charge of third-degree assault (inmate assault on a corrections employee).

    In other circuit court news:
    - Tracey Scott Smith, 42, of Mock Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, and third-degree assault.

  • Black History Festival is Feb. 7

    The 5th annual black history festival presented by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council will take place Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff celebrates 10th year in 2015

    The 10th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will take place Jan. 23-24 at Marion County High School.
    Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said this year's event really has two headlining acts in Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out and in the Dale Ann Bradley Band.
    "We wanted to have a bigger show to celebrate the 10th year," Lanham said.
    KBMK started in 2005, when it was known as the Heart of Kentucky Winterfest and was held at the Centre Square Convention Center.

  • MLK March, celebration are Sunday

    Marion Countians will mark Martin Luther King Day with a pair of events at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.
    That afternoon, the United Concerned Citizens Organization will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, and the Marion County chapter of the NAACP is hosting its Dr. Martin Luther King Program at First Baptist Church.
    The march will begin at the Lebanon Post Office, then proceed down Main Street, and turn right onto Depot Street. The march will continue to M.L. King Avenue, then turn right onto Spalding Avenue and end at the Lebanon Post Office.