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Today's News

  • Warriors and bikers head to Lebanon Saturday

    Lebanon, Kentucky will more than double its population Saturday, June 23, as participants of Kentucky's inaugural Warrior Dash and bikers participating in Chaser's Bike Rally and Car Show hit town.

    The Warrior Dash registrants already number more than 5,700, and Chaser's is expecting more than 500 motorcycles to take part in this year's rally.

  • Calendar June 20

    June 20
    Farmers Market demonstrations
    The Lebanon Farmers Market will have Juanita heron from the Marion County Extension Office presenting summer recipes today, Wednesday June 20, at the downtown pavilion. She will have samples featuring local produce. Market hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. All produce is locally grown.

    Board meeting

  • Education briefs

    School's out but the lunchroom is still open

    Local students are on summer break but thousands of school lunches are still being served.

    The Marion County School District is currently serving 17 summer feeding sites, according to Taylora Schlosser, assistant superintendent and food service director. In May, approximately 3,000 meals were served, Schlosser reported to the Marion County Board of Education during its June 12 meeting.

  • Durham joins auction team

    Patrick H. Durham has joined the newly formed Joe Guy Hagan auction team as an apprentice auctioneer and will be working under auctioneer Neil Cook out of the Bardstown area to provide auction services to all of central Kentucky. He is a graduate of  LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University with a degree in agriculture. Durham resides in Hodgenville with his wife Jennifer Durham (formerly of Springfield) and two boys, Thomas and Lucas. You can contact Durham at (270) 537-4100.

  • Council approves tourism budget with no controversy

    It's been a year since the Lebanon City Council discussed eliminating the primary funding source for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. Council members had a few questions related to the commission's proposed 2012-13 budget, but overall, the discussions were not contentious.

    At its June 11 meeting, the council unanimously approved the proposed tourism budget.

  • Spring View recognitions

    Spring View Hospital recently recognized its 2012 Mercy Award winner and its 2012 Volunteer of the Year.

  • First year of drug testing complete at MCHS

    A mere two percent of students who were randomly drug tested at Marion County High School failed during the 2011-12 school year, according to results released last week at the Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    "Even of the two percent that were identified, I don't think there were any surprises," Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said.

  • Birth announcement: Broyles

    Christina Marie 'Chrissy' Leake and James Carey Broyles of Lebanon announce the birth of an 8-pound, 2-ounce son, James Blade Broyles, born April 6, 2012, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Jay Leake and Patty Wethington.
    Paternal grandparents are Beth Murphy and Bill Broyles.
    Great-grandparents are Marzon Pyles and the late Peggy Pyles and Alvin Leake and the late Helen Leake.
    James Blade has two sisters, Dakota Broyles and Gabrielle Lyvers.

  • Birth announcement: Wright

    Brandon Scott Wright and Megan Ann Allen announce the birth of a 6-pound son, Kamren Gage Wright, born June 6, 2012, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandfather is Petie Allen of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Melissa Wright of Lebanon and Kelly Daugherty of Raywick.
    Kamren Gage has one sister, Aaliyah Renee Bradshaw.

  • Senior menu, June 20

    Monday, June 25: Baked pork chops, new potatoes w/cream sauce, buttered green peas, roll, fruit yogurt.

    Tuesday, June 26: Brown bag.

    Wednesday, June 27: Boneless baked chicken breast w/mustard sauce, stewed tomatoes, okra, cornbread, peach slices.

    Thursday, June 28: Tuna salad, black bean and corn relish, mixed green salad, mandarin oranges, raisins.

    Friday, June 29: Barbeque chicken, corn on the cob, marinated cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, roll, watermelon.