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Today's News

  • Lebanon, Raywick will hold elections to fill vacancies

    Darin Spalding was appointed to the Lebanon City Council July 27, following Kenny Marrett's resignation from the council.

    At the time, city officials said they believed his appointment was for the remainder of Marrett's term.

  • City approves several noise variances

    The Lebanon City Council approved noise variances for Lebanon Baptist Church, Joe's Deli on Main, McB's, Chaser's, the Generation Gap and John Cowherd during a meeting Monday night.

    Most, but not all, of the variances were for Ham Days weekend.

    Joe's Deli and McB's received noise variances from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 24 and from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

  • City approves second reading of parking ordinance

    Monday night, the city council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance prohibiting parking within 25 feet of the intersection of North Street and West High Street.

    The council also voted to prohibit parking on the north side ML King starting at Spalding Avenue and moving 300 feet toward Harrison Street. The purpose of this prohibition is to allow traffic flow on the road between the David R. Hourigan Government Building and the Marion County Judicial Center, which is scheduled to open Monday, Aug. 15.

  • ROCK star

    Paige Wilson had never heard of Junior Miss before she and her family moved from Gainesville, Fla., to Marion County three years ago, but she watched last year's competition and decided to participate herself this year.

    Saturday night at the Roby Dome, Wilson was named the 2012 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman.

    "I was in shock really," she said Sunday afternoon. "I didn't expect that at all."

  • County tax rates remain the same

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has decided to keep a few things the same, namely its tax rates.

    During its Aug. 4 meeting, the court voted unanimously to keep its 2011 tax rates the same as last year.

    The county's real estate tax rate will remain 8.6 cents per $100 of assessed value. The tangible tax rate and the vehicle property tax rate will both stay at 10.9 cents per $100 valuation.

    In other county business:

  • Murder trial expected to start Aug. 22

    The Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, is scheduled to appear in court at least one more time before facing a jury.

    Tonya Ford was in court Tuesday, Aug. 2, for another hearing in the case that accuses her of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

    Tuesday's hearing before Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly lasted five minutes.

  • Cinema at the Square set for Aug. 19

    The Marion County Public Library will mark the end of its summer reading program with a celebration at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at Centre Square. Admission is free.

    The library will be hosting its annual Cinema at the Square event, and this year's feature film will be "Tangled". The movie will be projected onto an inflatable outdoor screen when it gets dark.

  • Kara Rigdon Reward Fund reaches $11,000

    The Kara Tingle Rigdon Reward Fund is up to $11,000.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said Thursday that his office would contribute $2,000 from asset forfeiture funds toward the reward.

    The county's donation comes a few weeks after the City of Lebanon contributed $5,000 from the Lebanon Police Department's asset forfeiture funds.

  • A day of family fun

    Les Rakes has visited Branson, Mo., and a few other places. Based on what he's seen, he thinks he can provide even better entertainment.

    And he intends to do it, right here in Lebanon.

    Rakes, 70, is planning an event he's calling The Wipeout for Saturday, Aug. 20, at Centre Square.

    "More or less, it's just a family event," Rakes said.

    No alcohol or tobacco will be allowed, but everyone is encouraged to have fun.

  • Tourism director resigns

    Lebanon will be looking for a new tourism executive director soon.

    On Monday, Chris Hamilton told the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission that his final day as Lebanon's tourism director will be Aug. 19. Hamilton has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois.

    "I've had a great experience, and I got a great education here," Hamilton said. "But this is simply too huge. I can't pass up this opportunity."