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Today's News

  • Legislative session wraps up

     It has been a quiet two weeks at the capitol as the legislators have been away during the veto days. The session will end after the last two days, which are April 14-15. I have enjoyed seeing buds on trees and flowers starting to come out of the ground with these sunnier and warmer days. Soon we will be into Derby season, looking at summer plans and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our state.

  • General Assembly ties up a few loose ends

     Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make. Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.

  • Teenage drinking

     Teenage drinking.

    It’s a problem.

    It always has been, and it most likely always will be.

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • Police seeking suspect in armed robbery

    The Lebanon Police have responded to a report of an armed robbery around noon Tuesday, April 15, at 210 North Forest Street.

    The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long, gray jacket. He is reported to be carrying at handgun.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lebanon Police at 270-692-2121.

  • What a riot!

     I could take this time to complain about a lot of things. I have not had the best few weeks of my life, and it seems like nothing has gone right. My car broke down, for good, I made a few errors last week, I have been broke and just plain crabby. 

    But, my problems are miniscule compared to the real problems going on in the world right now. 

  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center

    • Mattingly Mattingly of the City of Lebanon parks and recreation department

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • New business:

    - Bonnie Luckett of the Marion County Heritage Center

  • June 4 will be the last day for Marion County students

    The Marion County Board of Education approved several amendments to the school calendar at its April 10 meeting.

    School will not be in session on Memorial Day.

    The last day for students will be Wednesday, June 4.

    The closing day for teachers will be Friday, June 6.

    The MCHS graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The court typically meets on the first and third Thursday of the month, but the meeting originally scheduled for April 3 was postponed until this week.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Resolution declaring April as autism awareness month

    • Request for funding for students to attend the HOSA National Leadership Conference