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Today's News

  • Give topwater fishing a try

    Ok, early deadline again! So, here I sit with not much in the way of anything to write about! But, all is not lost.
    What we're going to talk about is fishing. And, not just any kind of fishing. We're going to talk about fishin' on top.
    Topwater fishing is about the most exciting form of fishing there is. You're usually restricted to about four hours fishing topwater.
    That's two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening. The morning hours usually start an hour before sunrise and end an hour after the sun comes up.

  • Voice of the Football Knights - Charles Lancaster Sr.

    Beginning with the 1983 football season, Charles Lancaster Sr. began a career that will now enter its 30th season beginning in August of this year. Lancaster started calling football games at Marion County High School with that unique deep voice that we have all become accustomed to throughout the years.
    "I try to keep an even keel in my tone, no matter what the situation is on the field," he said.
    For all that have ever attended a football game that Lancaster has called, he seems to have perfected that art.

  • Minor League tournament champs

    The Athletics were the winners of the Marion County Minor League Baseball Tournament. Pictured in the front row, from left, Kaedyn Cowherd, Austin Reynolds, Nathan Tungate, Dallas Cox, Dylan Gibson; second row, Ethan Allendar, Grant Brown, Brice Pirkle, Keaton Spalding, Tyler Reynolds, Gabe Nelson; back row, Asst. Coach Brian Pirkle, Asst. Coach Chris Brown, Asst. Coach Billy Spalding, and Head Coach Johnny Nelson.

  • Lebanon City Council approves 2012-13 budget

    The Lebanon City Council held a pair of special-called meetings last week to approve the 2012-13 city budget.

    On Monday, June 25, the council voted 6-0 to approve the first reading of the budget. On Tuesday, June 26, the council approved the second reading, 4-0. Councilmen Jay Grundy and Jim Richardson were not present for the June 26 meeting.

  • Youth soccer camp

    The Challenger Sports soccer camp was held last week at Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex

  • Marion County teen represents state in Distinguished Young Woman competition

    Paige Wilson represented Kentucky in the 55th Distinguished Young Women National Finals this past weekend. Wilson, along with 49 other state representatives, has been in Mobile, Ala. for the past two weeks participating in community activities and preparing for the national scholarship competition.

  • George resigns as tourism commissioner

    Dennis George has stepped down from his seat on the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission due to changes in his work schedule.

    George noted in his resignation letter to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw on June 26, that he was doing so with regret.

    "I have supported the commission from the outset and will continue to do so," George wrote to Crenshaw.

    George was a member of the Lebanon City Council who voted in favor of creating a tourism commission.

  • Jets Over Kentucky event to take flight

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 8-14 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including Europe, Iceland, Asia, Mexico, Canada, Germany and an entire team from Spain.

    Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, will be experiencing Jets Over Kentucky for the first time this year.

  • New children's librarian started July 1

    A familiar face is moving into a new position at the Marion County Public Library.

    As of July 1, Patty May Brown is the new children's librarian.

    "I'm really looking forward to it," Brown said.

    She has worked at the library since July of 2010, most recently as the periodicals librarian.

  • Popes Creek tractor-wagon accident remains under investigation

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is still gathering information about the June 23 accident on Popes Creek Road involving a tractor pulling a wagon filled with people.

    At least 17 people, including a 21-month-old, were riding on the wagon at the time the driver of a 1953 Ford tractor, Steven Baudendistel, lost control causing the passengers to be thrown from the wagon.