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Today's News

  • A lifetime of lessons

    Sgt. Phillip Chatigny is a retired Army veteran who has been around the world, and served at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, at the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and even on guard duty at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
    But, none of that prepared him to deal with teenagers.
    Chatigny, 50, now serves as the instructor for the JROTC program at Marion County High School. It’s his second career after a 24-year, 10-month, 22-day career in the U.S. Army.
    Chatigny was born in California at Merced Air Force Base.

  • Steel Magnolias on stage this week
  • Veterans Day event at cemetery Sunday

    A celebration to honor Veterans Day will be held at the Lebanon National Cemetery at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9.
    The event will feature the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, the Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School band.
    This year's guest speaker is Michael Pape, the district director for the U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield.

  • Holiday happenings in Lebanon starting Nov. 7

    Christmas arrives in Lebanon on. Nov. 7 this year with a two-day downtown shopping holiday open house. Lebanon celebrates the season throughout November and December with lots of merrymaking and a million lights – moonshine, too.

    Lights, action, Santa!

  • Schools looking forward after test results

    Rather than presenting her regular report, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser turned over her time at the Oct. 28 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education to the district's principals.
    "Now, it's time to talk about next steps," she said.

  • Vigil will mark anniversary of deputy's death

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is hosting a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 to mark the second anniversary of the death of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes.
    The event will also serve as the dedication of a monument at the David R. Hourigan Government Building to emergency service personnel who were killed in the line of duty.

  • Leaf pick-up in Lebanon

    During the month of November, the City of Lebanon will pick up bagged leaves on Mondays and Fridays.
    Leaves should be placed in bags on the curb.
    If residents need leaves picked up another day, call city hall at 270-692-6272, and they will try their best to get to them, according to an announcement from the city.
     

  • Possible Civil War site identified at local factory

    Many of Lebanon’s connections to the Civil War have been well documented.
    Historic markers note that John Hunt Morgan and his raiders attacked the city multiple times. Gen. George H. Thomas (who has his own statue) had an office downtown, and many Civil War veterans are buried at the Lebanon National Cemetery.
    The train depot that once operated here made Lebanon a strategic point for transporting troops and supplies during the war.
    But some pieces of the city’s Civil War era history are still being uncovered.

  • Wreaths Across America event is Dec. 13

    National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran from Marion County is forgotten this holiday season. At noon on Dec. 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas. Locally, a remembrance ceremony will be held at The Lebanon National Cemetery, on this day to ensure that the individuals buried there, who served to protect the freedoms of our country are not, and never will be, forgotten.

  • First steps taken in new pipeline project

    Last year, two companies announced a joint project that would convert 900 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline — including 19.7 miles in Marion County — to carry up to 200,000 barrels of natural gas liquids daily.
    At this time, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline carries natural gas, but Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and MarkWest Utica EMG have plans to close down part of that pipeline so it can be switched to carry NGLs instead.
    Marion County officials are aware of the situation, although it’s not yet clear what can be done in response.