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Today's News

  • Saying farewell to Lebanon

    By Matt Overing

    I remember my parents would always remind me to thank the parents of my friends that let me come over and hang out.
    I remember thinking it was stupid, because I was going to hang out with my friends, not with their parents.
    When I moved into my own apartment, I realized why you say thanks when you visit another home. It’s courteous to the owner. I learned to appreciate friends that would come over and say thanks.

  • Flushing out the pipes

    If you drove through downtown Lebanon earlier this week, you probably noticed city crews digging up part of the street at the intersection of Main Street and S. Spalding Avenue.
    Whatever temporary inconvenience that may cause, know that their efforts will probably go a long way toward reducing the risk of the kind of flooding downtown experienced three times last year.
    By clearing out a blockage where a portion of the storm sewer collapsed, water should be able to flow more freely.

  • Main Street will be partially closed to clean up collapsed sewer

     Lebanon city employees dug into the city's storm sewer system Monday morning only to discover that they'll need to do even more digging.

    City Administrator John O. Thomas estimated they will be digging another 12-15 feet, and that will mean temporarily closing at least one lane of eastbound traffic on Main Street near the Spalding Avenue intersection.

    City employees dug up a portion of South Spalding Avenue near the intersection with Main Street Monday morning. This was an area where they knew a section of the sewer had collapsed.

  • Cocanougher withdraws from judge’s race

    By Leslie Moore
    Landmark News Service

    Tim Cocanougher of Springfield, candidate for the Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, District 1, withdrew his candidacy on Monday, citing a recent opportunity to continue his work conducting sexual assault investigations for the U.S. Military.
    A former commonwealth’s attorney, Cocanougher said his view of the judge’s seat as a very respectable and highly esteemed position influenced his decision to file.

  • Troops visit New Hope Fire Department
  • McKinney makes dean’s list
  • Council discusses upcoming events

    Judy Bradshaw
    Council president
    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council met Tuesday, July 8, at the Farm Bureau conference room.  The main topic on the agenda was the Arts camp, which began Monday, July 14.

  • MCHS receives arts education grant

    Marion County High School was one of 14 Kentucky schools to receive a fiscal year 2015 Teaching Art Together grant from the Kentucky Arts Council recently. The $600 grant will be used to conduct artist residencies with students during the first half of the school year.
    The Teaching Art Together grant allows teachers across the Commonwealth to collaborate with practicing, professional artists from the arts council’s Teaching Artist Directory to design and implement one- to four-week residencies.

  • Career Craze summer camp is July 28-31

    With summer winding down and school starting back in a few weeks, Workforce Solutions at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has a wonderful opportunity for middle-schoolers and their parents/guardians to wrap up their summer with a free Career Craze summer camp.

  • 7-23-14 Church Briefs

    Revival
    Bethel Star Apostolic Church, 328 Lincoln Ave., will be having a tent revival at 7 p.m. each night Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26. Speaker will be Pastor Elder Michael J. Johnson Sr.