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Today's News

  • 10 and under tournament winners

     Lumberjaxx came in runner up in the 10U Summer Slam tournament recently in Lebanon. They are, front row from left, Parker Barnett, Owen Mattingly, Dalton Sallee, Dawson McCarty, Davis Rafferty, Tegan Bradshaw, John Adams; middle row from left, Mason Sullivan, Ethan Wood and Ryan Lee Hayes; and coaches Scott McCarty, Mitch Rafferty, John Mattingly and Head Coach Steve Hayes. 

  • Jets Over Kentucky returns this weekend

    The world's largest radio-controlled jet showcase is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. While the model jet pilots have already started using the airport, spectators are invited to watch from Thursday, July 12, through Sunday, July 15. Admission is $5.

    The biggest days for spectators will be Friday and Saturday. On Friday, RC jet demonstrations will take place from 9 a.m. to dark. The day will conclude with the parade of lights and a fireworks display.

  • E911 efforts continue

    The efforts to bring E911 to Marion County are continuing, but full implementation is still a year or more away, according to local officials.

    "Hopefully within a year we can be there," Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw was a bit more cautious.

    "My guess is that we're 18 months to 24 months off," he said.

    Nevertheless, both think the county is moving closer to providing E911 service.

  • Mayor, police taking a new approach to drug problems

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw wants to do something about the drug problem affecting our community, and he's looking for people who want to help.

    During the July 6 First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Center, Crenshaw asked what local leaders need to do to address substance abuse issues affecting Lebanon and Marion County.

  • Kids' College

    Curiosity and education were the center focus for the pint-sized participants of the TV production course during Kids’ College held at Centre Square in Lebanon recently. Children also participated in science activities and learned how to knit during the college.
     

  • Lanham re-elected tourism chairman

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission elected their officers for the 2012-13 fiscal year Monday afternoon.

    Brad Lanham, who was not present at the meeting, was re-elected as the commission's chairman. Dave Winebrenner was also elected to continue serving as the commission's treasurer.

    Monday was also the first meeting without Dennis George, who recently resigned from the commission. A new commissioner has not yet been selected to replace George.

  • No burn ban for the county

    With the recent hot, dry weather, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has been getting several questions about a burn ban. He addressed the issue during the July 5 fiscal court meeting.

    He reminded the court that they declared a burn ban a few years ago, but shortly thereafter, he was contacted by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, which let him know that the county could not enforce a burn ban and that it was up to the Division of Forestry to issue a statewide ban.

  • Proud of Paige

    Signing autographs, going on shopping sprees, getting treated like royalty... Paige Wilson experienced all of the above and more during the Distinguished Young Woman competition in Mobile, Ala., recently.

    "Mobile takes this program very seriously," she said last week after returning home. "They treated us with a lot of grandeur."

    In fact, when Wilson and her fellow participants arrived in Mobile on June 17, they were treated to a special arrival ceremony at the Mobile Regional Airport.

  • Taking a new look at an old problem

    Friday could have been just another speech for Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw. As any rural official knows, part of the job is addressing various community groups from time to time.

    If he had just presented a recap of the budget recently approved by the Lebanon City Council, he would have been fulfilling expectations.

    Instead, Crenshaw spoke a little less about the budget so he would have time to discuss an old problem for Lebanon - drugs.

  • Shotgun wedding (photos) anyone?

    Let me just say that carrying a shotgun (unloaded, of course) through a crowded, public place was the least eventful moment of an interesting day recently.

    If you remember, I recently donned a mustache to a bachelor party. Well, the bachelor's wedding was June 30.

    No mustaches, but plenty of mayhem.

    Not for the bride and groom, though (at least that I know of). Just personal mayhem.