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Today's News

  • Lebanon man gets 10 years for reckless homicide

    Phillip R. Johnson, 30, of 6345 W. Main Street in Lebanon was sentenced to 10 years in prison for reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance first offense (cocaine), and flagrant non-support.

    Johnson was initially indicted on a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of Jessica Monday on March 9, 2010, but that charge was amended to reckless homicide.

    In other court news:

  • New tourism director is hired

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has hired a new executive director.

    Nicky Reynolds of Oak Ridge, Tenn., has accepted the position, and the commission voted Monday evening to approve hiring Reynolds.

    The commissioners who were there voted unanimously in favor of the hire. Commissioner Dennis George had to leave the meeting prior to the vote due to another appointment.

  • Board sets final deadline for demolition of Spragens' property

    After missing two deadlines to demolish his property located at 322 S. Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon, Frank Spragens has a final deadline of Jan. 25 to have the demolition complete. If not, the City of Lebanon will do it for him.

  • Knights Fight Back to Defeat Rebels

  • New tourism director has been hired

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has hired a new executive director.
    Nicky Reynolds of Oak Ridge, Tenn., has accepted the position, and the commission voted Monday evening to approve hiring Reynolds.
    The commissioners who were there voted unanimously in favor of the hire. Commissioner Dennis George had to leave the meeting prior to the vote due to another appointment.
    In a phone interview Monday evening, Reynolds, 33, said she has had a good experience in her interaction with the commission.

  • School board to meet Jan. 10

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda is as follows:

    - Board member recognition

    - Proclamation by County Judge Executive John G. Mattingly 

    - T.J. Poliskie, school energy manager regarding Energy Star status for district schools

    - Superintendent's report

  • Tourist commission to meet Jan. 9

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following items:

    - Kandice Engle-Gray to discuss the lease agreement with the City of Lebanon

    - Don Johnson regarding the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets

    - Suzi O'Daniel regarding the Heart of Kentucky Antique and Craft Show

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday, Jan. 9

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at city hall, 118 S. Proctor Knott Avenue.

    The agenda is as follows:

    - Delegation from the United Concerned Citizens regarding the Dr. Martin Luther King March.

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Reports

    - Old business

  • Autism Awareness Classic

         Next Saturday January 14th, Marion County High School will host the second annual Autism Awareness Classic.  The full day of action will feature seven games beginning at 11:00 A.M.  Below is a schedule of the games on that day.

    11:00 A.M.     Green County vs. Mercer County                 Girls

  • A strong finish

    Well, we rang in the New Year Sunday, and it's now 2012, which I have a hard time writing. It always takes me a little while to get used to the fact.  

    But the point of my column this week is not to talk about sports in the new year, well not yet anyway. What I want to discuss is the strong finish to the old year of 2011 that both the basketball teams and an individual athlete had last week.