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Today's News

  • City will wait a little longer on flood control report

    The Lebanon City Council originally was scheduled to hear a report Monday evening from O’Brien and Gere Engineers with recommendations on how to minimize flooding from storm water.
    Instead, Mayor Gary Crenshaw reported that he spoke with the firm earlier that day, and they told him they would need one more week to finish their final report.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Kickoff prepares for 10th anniversary celebration

    Lebanon’s Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK) has put together an impressive lineup of vocal powerhouses in honor of their 10th anniversary celebration. The Kickoff will be held in Lebanon, on January 23-24, 2015. Musicians from earlier KBMK’s will return to Lebanon for a musical reunion of sorts. Four time IBMA male vocalist of the year Russell Moore and fifth time IBMA female vocalist of the year Dale Ann Bradley will be on stage with the Dale Ann Bradley Band’s Steve Gulley and Phil Ledbetter.

  • County’s budget includes $1.1 million increase in road fund

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved a $15.89 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. That is an increase of more than $1.2 million over the $14.61 million included in the 2013-14 budget.
    The magistrates unanimously approved the second reading of the budget during their June 5 meeting.
    The budget includes $6.67 million in the general fund, which is a slight decrease compared to the $6.68 million included in the 2013-14 budget.

  • Children from Lebanon go Horsin’ Around

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Last week, some Lebanon children did what they had never done before.
    It was a cloudy day in Perryville on Thursday, June 5, but that did not damper the mood of the Power Kids. The group, set up by the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, made the trek from Lebanon to Camp Horsin’ Around for an all-day school’s out party.

  • Commission discusses hiring ticket sales service

    Robin Humphress has devoted the last few years to developing Kentucky Classic Arts. This has included putting on plays for children and adults and hosting concerts and other events. It's also involved a lot of tickets.
    "We did over 4,000 tickets last year," she told the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its June 9 meeting.
    After doing some research, Humphress is asking the tourist commission to consider a contract with one of the services to handle online ticket sales.

  • New Maker’s Mark commemorative bottle now available

    To celebrate the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration, Maker’s Mark released a commemorative bottle with the eight living Kentucky governors. Each label was scheduled to be hand-signed by each governor, and the bottles debuted at the centennial gala on June 7.
    All proceeds from these commemorative bottles will go toward efforts to preserve the governor’s mansion as a historical landmark, according to Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Executive Director Ann Evans.

  • German trumpeter returns to Lebanon June 21

    Internationally renowned trumpeter Freidemann Immer will be performing June 21 in Lebanon along with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.
    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 21 at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. This will be Immer’s second appearance in Lebanon with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.

  • Lung-cancer risks sky high for smokers exposed to carcinogens

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Every year, 3,500 Kentuckians lose their lives to lung cancer — and smoking has long been blamed as the culprit.
    But scientists now say it may not be acting alone.
    A growing body of research, including two studies under way at the University of Kentucky, shows the risk of lung cancer is much higher for smokers exposed to carcinogens such as radon, asbestos, arsenic or chromium.

  • Lawmakers’ pay disparity prompts review

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The patchwork of laws and policies for compensating Kentucky’s state legislators has produced an unlikely ranking of lawmakers.
    For instance, in 2013 Rep. Keith Hall’s total compensation — including expenses — was $86,514, which was higher than any House member, even Speaker Greg Stumbo, who ranked second at $83,602.

  • Citizens voice issues with school system

    Emotions were running high at Loretto City Hall Monday evening as concerned and curious community members gathered to discuss issues they are having with the Marion County Public School System, specifically with its leadership.

    Marion County School Board Member Mike Cecil organized the forum, but said the crowd was larger than he had expected (there were approximately 50 to 75 people there). With so many people in attendance, Cecil said he and Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston, who was also in attendance, would be doing a lot of listening.