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Today's News

  • Trail town talk

    Elaine Wilson wants to bring traffic to Lebanon.
    “Think of trail systems as an interstate of people ... if you don’t have an exit ramp coming into your town off that trail system, you’re never going to benefit from all that traffic” said Wilson, the executive director of the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism.

  • Written history

    Marion County residents had a chance to add to their book collections over the weekend when the Marion County Heritage Center held a reception with several Kentucky authors. Some of the authors have local ties to the community and signed autographs with book purchases.
    In case you missed the event, the Friends of the Library will host its own Kentucky Author’s Day from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

  • Feed those in need in Marion County

    By Gary Miles
    Executive Director
    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland

  • Education is a top priority in state’s budget

    After hours of work and negotiations lasting through the night, the conference committee of the House and Senate members agreed upon a strong, responsible budget for the next two years. The final budget borrows less money and uses less one-time money to pay recurring expenses than the proposals from the Governor and House. That means both the debt service ratio and structural imbalance are lower.

  • Library deserves our support

    By Molly McMasters
    Guest columnist

    For those in our community who do not know who the Marion County Friends of the Library (FOL) are, let me introduce us. We are patrons, grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, citizens from all walks of life who live or have lived in Marion County and LOVE libraries; especially our local library.

  • School board to meet Thursday, April 10

    The Marion County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at the administration building, 755 East Main Street, Lebanon. The agenda includes the following:

    • Superintendent’s report

    • Special Audit report

    • Local Government Economic Assistance Program Grant report

    • Financial report

  • Candidate forum Tuesday in Raywick

     A candidate forum will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Raywick City Hall.

    Candidates for District 3 magistrate, county judge/executive and circuit court judge may attend.

  • City council meets tonight

     The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight, April 7, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegations

    - Elaine Flinn of O'Brien and Gere

    - Carla Goldsmith of Kentucky Utilities

    - John Cowherd regarding a Dirt Bowl and Battle of the DJs, May 16-18

    • Minutes of March meetings

    • Payment of bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

    • New business

    - Council approval of bid for franchise agreement

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center closed temporarily

     The Lebanon Aquatic Center is closed temporarily while the city is replacing the HVAC system at the center. 

    City Administrator John O. Thomas said the city hopes it will be able to reopen the pool by next week.

  • Lebanon woman dies in accident on Hwy. 84

    A 62-year-old woman died Sunday morning after a single-vehicle accident on KY 84.

    Ann Hope Mattingly of Lebanon died as a result of the accident, which occurred at 9:59 a.m. April 6 an estimated 3.2 miles west of Lebanon, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Mattingly was driving east on KY 84 in a 2003 Chevy Blazer when she lost control of the vehicle, which dropped off the shoulder of the road. According to the state police, she over-corrected, left the roadway and struck a tree.