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Today's News

  • New Maker’s Mark commemorative bottle now available

    To celebrate the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration, Maker’s Mark released a commemorative bottle with the eight living Kentucky governors. Each label was scheduled to be hand-signed by each governor, and the bottles debuted at the centennial gala on June 7.
    All proceeds from these commemorative bottles will go toward efforts to preserve the governor’s mansion as a historical landmark, according to Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Executive Director Ann Evans.

  • Look for bass in deep, shallow water

     When I went fishing the other day the lakes water was an average of 82 degrees. None of the several (how many is several?) bass I caught had bloody tails and none were unusually fat.

    What all this told me was that the spawn is over. Oh, there might be some late spawners, but I kinda doubt it!

    Summer is here! If not here, the door is open and a leg is in.

  • ‘Group of Death’ awaits US soccer

     The most popular sport in the world will kick off its most popular event on Thursday, June 12.

    Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup. ESPN and its affiliates will air every single game – 64 of them in just over one month of action.

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Marion County’s Relay for Life event will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, at Lebanon Middle School. Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. The survivor ceremony begins at 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 9 p.m. The luminary ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.
    The American Red Cross will have its blood mobile at Relay for Life from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.
    Activities are planned throughout the night.

  • Sluggers finish second

     Pictured are the 10U Sluggers who took second place in the All-American Showcase in Danville on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25. They are, front row, from left, Maggie Overstreet, Aubrey Knopp, Leah Wright and Emily Clark; second row, Amber Farris, Brooklynne Bland, D’Asia Spalding, Alex Wheeler, Taylor Richardson, Emma Sullivan and Sarah Boblitt; back row, Asst. Coach Amanda Knopp, Head Coach Tim Wright and Asst. Coach Tony Clark.

  • Rays win regular season

     The Energy Insurance Rays are the regular season champions of Lebanon Little League 9-12-year-old fast pitch softball division. They finished with an 11-1 record and also placed second in the league tournament. Front row (from left): D’asya Spalding, Chlo

  • Children from Lebanon go Horsin’ Around

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Last week, some Lebanon children did what they had never done before.
    It was a cloudy day in Perryville on Thursday, June 5, but that did not damper the mood of the Power Kids. The group, set up by the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, made the trek from Lebanon to Camp Horsin’ Around for an all-day school’s out party.

  • Scoreboard donation

     Magistrate Jackie Wicker presents a $1,200 check to members of the Bradfordsville Youth League for a new scoreboard. The check is from the Mario County Fiscal Court Community Project Fund.

  • Volunteers needed for Dirt Bowl in July

     Volunteers are needed to help with a Dirt Bowl planned for July 19 in Lebanon.

    Jackie Moffit Furmon is organizing her fifth annual Dirt Bowl for boys and girls from 6 to 18 years old. She needs volunteers to help with scorekeeping and refereeing, among other things.

    Teams from all counties are welcome to participate, and more information about the tournament will be released at a later date.

  • Youth basketball making some changes

     Marion County Youth Basketball is making some changes, and although sign-ups aren’t until September, league officials are trying to get the word out to parents.

    The league will have a different age group structure this fall. The girls’ leagues will be for 7-9-year-olds and 10-12-year-olds, and the boys’ leagues will be for 7-9-year olds and 9-11-year-olds. The number of 9 year olds who will play in each division will depend on how many boys sign up for the older division.