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Today's News

  • Youth leagues not giving up on concession stand makeover

    Healthier food options at concession stands are not necessarily a fan favorite, but local youth sports leagues haven’t given up on trying to offer more nutritious options.

  • MCPS dreams big at strategic planning summit

    “If we have dreams, how are we going to make those become a reality?”
    That was one of the questions Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser asked the audience of approximately 130 people, including school staff, site-base decision making council members, local government officials and community leaders gathered at the Marion County Public Schools Strategic Planning Summit, which was held Tuesday, May 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Paul Childers and The Black Tie Affair
  • Accreditation mix-up leaves SCC students scrambling for answers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Graduates from the radiology program at St. Catharine College are weighing their options following a recent meeting with school officials that revealed they do not have the proper accreditation to work in the state of Kentucky.

  • Travel writers are talking about Lebanon

    Lebanon has been getting some good publicity lately, according to Carla Wagner, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    She told the commission during its May 12 meeting that they hosted some travel writers recently, which will bring attention to the community.
    Dana McMahan of bodybybourbon.com and her husband visited Lebanon in April, and they are working on pieces that might be of interest to “foodies” and bourbon lovers.

  • Know where to vote before May 20

    May 20 will be the first time Marion County voters go to the polls using new precincts that were put approved based on data from the 2010 Census. The county approved new magisterial districts in 2011, but the state did not approve the new precincts until late last year.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office mailed thousands of postcards to county residents who may have seen a change in their precinct and where they vote.
    When the county redefined the magisterial districts, it also switched from using letters to numbers to identify those districts.

  • Corrections & Clarifications - May 14, 2014

    A photo in last week's edition misidentified a student at Marion County High School who was participating in a texting while driving exercise. The student's name is Stephanie Farmer not Stephanie Spalding.
    In a business brief last week, the phone number for Crystal Magick Cosmic Source was inadvertently omitted. The number is 270-321-2938. The business brief also should have mentioned past life regressions.

  • Ready, steady, go

    The Marion County Public School System has big dreams.
    That was evident during the district’s strategic planning summit last week at Centre Square, where school staff, site-base decision making council members, local officials and community leaders discussed the future of Marion County.

  • Ethics commission finds state rep guilty of harassment

    You may have heard recent news regarding the Legislative Ethics Commission rehearing the case against former State Representative John Arnold due to harassment of two LRC employees. The commission met Wednesday, May 7. Initially, the commission was unable to produce five votes to rule against Arnold, but this week, they voted to rehear the case. At the conclusion of a long day of testimony, the commission found Representative Arnold guilty of the allegations, and he was fined $1,000 for each complaint.

  • Finding ways to improve transportation system a top priority

    When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states can match Kentucky. That’s not too surprising, given that we’re home to the country’s population center east of the Rockies, but the numbers behind our transportation systems are impressive nonetheless.