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Today's News

  • Turkey: Raikes

    Houston Raikes killed this 16-pound Jake on April 6 on their family farm. He is the son of Johnnie and Linda Raikes of Bradfordsville.

  • Mayor offers $8.8 million budget proposal

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has proposed an $8.8 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. He delivered his annual budget address May 31 to the Lebanon City Council.

    "The budget process each year is a learning experience for those of us who work together to come up with the best way to allocate the city's resources," he said. "All of us involved in the process have our own ideas of what is needed or desired."

  • Fishing tournament winners

    Woodlawn Baptist Church held its second annual bass tournament on Saturday, May 26 at Fagan Branch. There were a total of 13 boats and 24 people fishing. The winners of this year's event were, first place, with total fish weight of 3.50 pounds, John Wright (left) and Josh Fowlers. Second and third place, which tied with total fish weight each of 3.27 pounds, were Stacy Benningfield and Joe Hickey and the boat team of Harold and Edward Orberson. The big bass winner was John Wright with a single fish weighing 1.92 pounds.

  • Marion County native to turn 109

    Frances Ann Crowdus was born the same year that the Wright brothers made their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. That was nine years before the Titanic sunk and 11 years before World War I began.

    On June 11, 1903 in Simmstown, on the Marion-Washington County border, Crowdus became the 12th of 13 children born to Joseph and Katherine Furman.

    She'll turn 109 on Monday.

  • Volunteers needed for Warrior Dash

    With more than 5,000 people already signed up to participate in the state's inaugural Warrior Dash, event organizers are looking for volunteers to help make the event run more smoothly.
    The event will take place on Saturday, June 23, at Popes Creek Ranch in Lebanon.
        
    Who can help

  • Hunger Games

    The Marion County Public Library hosted a Hunger Games party May 29 for teens and tweens. The activities included a scavenger hunt in the library, making miniature bows and making white roses (which are worn by President Coriolanus Snow).

  • Industrial hemp presentation in Lebanon June 16

    State Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville wants to talk about industrial hemp, and he hopes the community will join in the discussion.

    At 2 p.m. June 16, he will be giving a presentation about industrial hemp at the Marion County Extension Office. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

    "We'd like for everybody to come out," Pendleton said.

  • New ag agent is familiar with local farmers

    The newest face in the Marion County Extension Office isn't completely new to the community.

    David Kessler, 55, of Washington County has been named the new Marion County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Kessler hit the ground running on Friday morning, his first day on the job, by assisting local farmers unloading cattle in preparation for a sale over the weekend.

    "I enjoy helping people do the best that they can," he said.

  • Tobacco barn, trails and a taste of Kentucky

    David Neville takes you inside an old tobacco barn that is now decorated like a banquet hall. He points out wooden tables and furniture are made from trees found elsewhere on the property.

    He'll ask you to close your eyes and imagine the scene: A local musician sings for the guests as the smell of barbecue and fresh produce fill the hall. The diners wash down their meal with locally produced wine and for dessert, they eat cobbler made with blackberries picked on the farm.

  • Standing in solidarity with local Sisters

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Landmark News Service

    Supporters of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, as well as members of the Sisters of Loretto, lined the sidewalks on North Fifth Street and West Stephen Foster Avenue May 29 to show their disapproval of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (VCDF).