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Today's News

  • Miles to go

    Bobby Miles presided over his final meeting of the Loretto City Commission on Dec. 9, but his legacy after more than 20 years as a city official won't be forgotten any time soon.
    Miles retired from General Electric in 1990, but he wasn't the type to just sit around the house.
    "I've always been active and I wanted to keep going. Even though I was retired, I still wanted something to do," said Miles, 79. "That's why I become involved in the city."

  • Big move

    Slowly but surely, Billy Osbourne's five-year plan has come to fruition.
    When Osbourne became the president of Marion County Association for the Handicapped, he had a goal of building two new group homes and finding a location with more space to house Marion County Industries, which provides work opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities.
    A third group home is under construction, and Marion County Industries has moved into its new home — the old Ken-Mar building.
    "We had an awful lot of help," Osbourne said.

  • Preschool proposal is on the table

    Marion County Public Schools officials hope to implement a countywide preschool program, and last week, the Marion County Board of Education heard the proposed first steps in that direction.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser presented the recommendations of the district's preschool committee to the school board during its Dec. 9 meeting at the Marion County Area Technology Center.
    The proposal calls for a four-day per week program that would allow parents of students who don't meet need-based criteria to pay $15 per day for their children to attend preschool.

  • Gifts that may or may not be worth giving

    It's time for my annual attempt at a last-minute gift guide. Thankfully, for the people on my admittedly short list, I've already got everything.
    Well, except for one thing.
    OK, more than one thing.
    So, maybe I don't have all of my gifts yet — but this isn't about me. It's about helping those of you still scrambling for ideas.
    Here are my suggestions for this year:

  • Give a gift made in Kentucky

    With only about a week until Christmas, the opportunities to buy gifts is nearing a critical point for those who haven’t completed their shopping.
    If you’re among those still searching for ideas, one possible solution is to buy something produced locally. Governor Beshear, in fact, has proclaimed December to be “Give a Gift Made in Kentucky Month,” which is highlighting the artists and businesses across the commonwealth that offer something rare if not unique.

  • Santa is real

    Do you believe in magic?
    I’ve always been a skeptic, but recently I’ve had the pleasure of spending several hours watching Santa Claus delight children at Dickens Christmas and meet and greet children on Main Street in Lebanon.
    What I witnessed was truly magical.

  • Toys for Kids is Dec. 22

    The Generation Gap will be hosting its annual Toys for Kids event on Dec. 22.
    The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Cardinal Den in Lebanon. Santa will be there to visit with children ages 2 to 12. Children must be accompanied by a parent. For more information, call Junior Adams at 270-692-3703.
     

  • Share your “Gift of Life” story
  • Do You Have a Blue, Blue Christmas?

     By Rev. Carrie Mook Bridgman

  • Sheriff's office continues to investigate armed robbery at liquor store

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that was reported at 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Simms 208 Liquors in Lebanon.
    The robber, who is approximately six feet tall, was covered as much as possible and wore a mask during the robbery, according to Deputy Ray Gardner.
    The Kentucky State Police and the Taylor County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation overnight, according to Gardner.