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Today's News

  • Do Not Call Registry celebrates anniversary

    For those of us who recall what it was like to have dinner regularly interrupted by unwanted telemarketers, late last month was a special time, because it marked the 10th anniversary of the National Do Not Call Registry.

  • The King is home, let's keep him here

    I celebrated my birthday last week, and while I’m a year older, I’m still too young to have experienced the Elvis Presley era.
    Well, I got a glimpse of it Friday night right here in Lebanon.
    And, let me tell you, it was an experience.
    As I stood in line waiting to enter Angelic Hall for Eddie Miles’ concert - “A Salute to Elvis and Country Legends” - I felt a little out of place because, well, almost everyone else was a tad bit older than me.

  • Community Calendar

    TODAY

    Blood Drive
    The American Red Cross will be having a blood drive today, July 17, from 2-7 p.m. at the Marion County Technology Center. It is an Empower Youth Drive sponsored by HOSA. There is a critical need for blood at this time.

    TOMORROW

    Relay for Life
    A 2013 Relay for Life wrap up meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Marion County Farm Bureau office. All team captains, members and public is invited to attend.

  • Aquatic center closed due to lightning strike

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center is closed as the result of a lightning strike.

    "We had some storm damage last night to our electical box," said Charlsie Garrett, Lebanon aquatics director.

    The electrical box controls all of the electrical components of the indoor pool, including fuel pumps and the water heater, she said.

    The pool is closed temporarily while the repairs are being made, Garrett said.

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, July 11, in a special-called meeting.

    The court normally meets on the first Thursday of the month, but since that was the Fourth of July holiday, the meeting was moved to today.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Homeland security grant resolution(s) for the sheriff, city/fire department

    - Approval of payment for state contribution for indigent defense

  • Four chances to donate blood this month in Marion County

    The American Red Cross is facing a critical need for blood. With that in mind, there are four blood drives scheduled for this month in Marion County.

    - July 12, 2-6 p.m. at Farmers National Bank

    - July 15, 2-7 p.m. at the Gravel Switch Community Center

    - July 17, 2-7 p.m. at the Marion County Area Technology Center. This is the "Empower Youth" drive, sponsored by HOSA.

    - July 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Charles Church.

    For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

  • Flash flood watch issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 3 p.m.July 10 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 11.
    The watch includes several parts of Kentucky, including Marion and surrounding counties. A flash flood watch means conditions could develop that lead to flash flooding.

  • Game plan, July 10

    July 10

    Softball
    State Little League softball tournament in London

    July 11
    Baseball
    State Babe Ruth tournament begins in Lexington
    Softball
    State Little League softball tournament in London

  • All-stars eliminated after repeated rain delays

    As of Monday, Marion County’s 11-year-old baseball all stars were still trying to complete the 5th District tournament at South Hardin Little League in Elizabethtown.
    Marion County was originally scheduled to play July 3 against Campbellsville in the championship round of the tournament.
    Because of rain earlier in the week, the entire tournament was pushed back a day. And because the rainfall persisted throughout the week, the game had been pushed back until Monday evening.

  • State softball champions!

    Marion County's 11-12-year-old softball all-star team are the state Little League softball champions.

    Marion County won the state title by defeating Clay County Saturday afternoon at North Laurel Little League in London.

    The team is scheduled to return to Lebanon around 8:30 p.m., and they will receive a police escort as they return to town.