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Today's News

  • City approves 15 percent water rate increase

    Editor's note: A special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council has been scheduled for 6 p.m. today, April 17, at city hall. The agenda includes the second reading of the ordinance setting the new water rates and a noise variance for the Color in Motion 5K.

  • 4G is coming … eventually

    If you have a cellular phone, you are probably aware that 3G service is available in Marion County, regardless of who your provider is.
    Recently, I received an email asking when 4G is coming.
    I guess that’s an inevitable question since wireless service advertisements are touting 4G devices and networks. As we all know, that doesn’t mean that service is available everywhere.
    I sent emails to both AT&T and Bluegrass Cellular last week to try to find out more about 4G. Here’s what I’ve heard so far.

  • A boost in education pays off

    Over the last generation, Kentucky has seen a lot of success when it comes to boosting the education level of our workforce.
    Since 1994, according to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the number of those employed who have a bachelor’s degree has jumped 80 percent, while those with a high school diploma or less has dropped by more than a tenth.
    That’s a trend that needs to continue, because CPE estimates that, by the year 2020, more than half of Kentucky’s jobs will require at least some college experience.

  • The 26th magical mile

    Before I wrote this column Monday evening, I had to go for a run.
    I had been sitting at my desk all afternoon and evening reading reports about the explosions that killed at least two people and injured hundreds of others near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. I held back tears as I viewed images taken by photographers of the gruesome scene, the sidewalks covered in blood.
    Initially, I thought it had to be a hoax.
    Why would anyone do something like this at one of our oldest, most prestigious running events?
    It was unthinkable.

  • Water rate decision on April 15 council meeting agenda

    The Lebanon City Council has scheduled a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, at city hall to decide on a request to increase water rates.

    The Lebanon Water Company on April 8 asked the council to approve a 15 percent water rate increase, and after nearly 40 minutes of discussion, the council agreed to meet again April 15.

  • Woman charged with murder after Nelson County shooting

    From The Kentucky Standard

    The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide at 1660 Plum Run Road, and a woman has been charged with murder.

    Dispatchers received a call at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday from someone who said a man was lying in the driveway of the home and appeared to have been shot.

    When officers responded, they found 51-year-old James M. "Marcy" Thomas III dead at that location. (Thomas is a Marion County native.)

  • High school soccer meetings are April 18, 23

    Parents of students interested in playing high school soccer should be aware of a few upcoming meetings.

    Parents of boys in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing high school soccer should attend at meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Marion County High School library.

  • Postal service delays August implementation of five-day mail delivery

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The U.S. Postal System's Board of Governors has announced it will indefinitely delay its planned implementation of five-day mail delivery in the U.S. on Aug. 5.
    The board said restrictive language from Congress prohibits it from reducing the current six-day delivery to five days a week.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show 2013

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Farm, Home and Garden Show last weekend at the American Wood Fibers Warehouse in Lebanon. Visitors could get ideas for home improvement projects and enjoy some food prepared by the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association. 

  • Loretto Sportsman Club gives to local American Red Cross