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Today's News

  • 2-8-12 Church Briefs

    Come & See Weekend
    Feb. 17 - 19, 2012 - The Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand, Indiana are holding a “Come & See” event for high school girls, freshmen to seniors. This is a chance to learn what it is like to be a nun in today’s world. Pray, eat, and recreate with the sisters. For more information call Sister Michelle Sinkhorn at 800-738-9999, or visit our web page www.thedome.org, where you can also register online. Parent permission is required.
    Black history program

  • 2-8-12 Early Files

    50 years ago
    Jan. 25, 1963
    Enters monastery

    Arch S. O’Daniel III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch S. O’Daniel, Lebanon, has entered Our Lady of Gethsemani monastery in Nelson County to become a lay brother. O’Daniel, who is 21 years old, entered the Trappist monastery Jan. 1.

    40 years ago
    Jan. 27, 1972
    Hippies meet

  • Gear up for your orchard maintenance

     

  • 4-H Briefs

    Calvary Congress
    The Calvary Congress 4-H Club met in Ms. Parman’s 5th grade class at Calvary Elementary on Nov. 11, 2011. To start things off, Santana Alvarez, vice-president, lead the 4-H pledge. The Calvary Congress is ready for Thanksgiving! As the club presented their program, we tried to get their class into the Thanksgiving spirit. After the presentation they began talking about Election Day. As we closed up our meeting, two members of our club, Jaxon Wheatley and Travis Wiser, both motioned for the meeting to be adjourned.

  • FH&G Show applications available

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15. The show is free.
    This event will be held in Lebanon at the former tobacco servicing station. New exhibitors are welcome. For more information, please contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce at (270) 692-9594 or e-mail smattingly@marioncountykychamber.com. The application deadline is March 19. You may also visit www.marioncountykychamber.com to download an application and pay online.
     

  • Thankful for tortillas

     

  • Fiscal Court approves $4,000 for animal shelter

    To say the Marion County Animal Shelter has been overwhelmed in recent months would be an understatement. With this in mind, citizen June Sooter appealed to the Marion County Fiscal Court to assist the shelter and its employees.

    "They're overburdened and they need help. And you all need to put the money into that shelter," Sooter said during the Feb. 2 fiscal court meeting.

  • 'Gentle giant' dies

    Rev. Ivo Cecil was a "gentle giant" who gave great hugs, said Mass quickly, and drove a little fast, and he is remembered fondly by those who knew him when he served as the pastor of St. Augustine Church.

    Cecil died Jan. 30 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was 85.

  • 3G or not 3G?

    Some smart phone users in Marion County may notice something missing when they are in Lebanon - mobile broadband service.

    AT&T operates the nation's largest broadband network with 29,000 hotspots in the United States, but for now, most of Marion County is served by the company's EDGE network, not its 3G or 4G broadband networks.

    Madison Dunn, an AT&T customer, has noticed a "major difference" when using her iPhone in Marion County compared to neighboring counties.

  • Ag extension agent has resigned

    George McCain resigned as the Marion County agriculture extension agent on Jan. 19, and for the foreseeable future, the county's other extension agents will be taking on some of those responsibilities. It's unclear when a replacement will be hired.

    "When there is a vacancy, the other agents pick up the slack," said Elizabeth Creed, the family and consumer sciences extension agent. "Rebecca [Hill] and I will pick up the slack for the ag position."