Today's News

  • Magistrates approve community requests

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Oct. 18 approved requests for assistance for Loretto Head Start and the Generation Gap's Toys for Kids program.

    The magistrates voted unanimously to give $12,000 toward improvements to the playground for Loretto Head Start.

    The judge and the magistrates agreed to contribute $1,500 combined to the Generation Gap's annual Christmas toy give-away. Junior Adams estimated that 175 to 200 children received toys last year through the program.

  • Deer: Fields

    Taylor Fields, age 12, bagged this 13-point buck on opening day of youth season in Raywick with her Paw Paw, Ricky Fields.

  • Fall league champions

    Pictured are the 6-8 year-old 2012 Fall League Champions at Graham Memorial Park. Pictured are, front  row, from left, Noah Spalding, Keaton McCauley, Trey Marshall, Ethan Scott, Kaitlyn Brady and Caleb Spalding; back row, from left, Olivia Livers, Elijah Livers, Madison Marshall, Samuel Spalding, Gabe Cecil, Keaton Spalding and Landon Browning.

  • Mayor named elected official of the year

    Gary Crenshaw has served as the mayor of Lebanon since 1999, winning re-election more than once, and recently his efforts during the past 13 years were recognized by the Kentucky League of Cities.

    On Oct. 12, Crenshaw was named the Elected Official of the Year by the KLC during its annual conference in Lexington.

    "I was very humbled by that," Crenshaw said. "I certainly wasn't expecting it."

  • Deer: Osbourne

    Josh Osbourne shot his first deer in Bradfordsville recently. He is the son of Brad and Michelle Osbourne.

  • Hours to be cut at Gravel Switch Post Office

    Around 20 people attended last week's meeting to learn what changes would be coming to the Gravel Switch Post Office.

    Starting in January, the window at the Gravel Switch office will be open four hours a day, from 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday hours will remain the same, from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45.

    "I don't like doing this anymore than anybody else," said Tommy Adkins, a manager of post office operations out of Lexington.

  • LMS and SCMS partners for Central Kentucky Youth Showcase

    By Kandice Lanham

    Marion County's middle schools will celebrate Arts & Humanities Day during the New Harmonies Smithsonian exhibit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 29, at Centre Square. The showcase will feature visual arts, dance and a combined band and chorus performance by Lebanon and St. Charles middle schools. The theme will be Kentucky folklore, using different genres of music. A final performance will be at 6 p.m.

  • Halloween in the Park is Oct. 31

    Halloween in the Park will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Graham Memorial Park.

    Trick-or-treating will take place in the City of Lebanon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • Pathetic Political Ploy

    A group called Kentucky Family Values started running radio ads last week criticizing Bill Pickerill, the Republican candidate for state representative.
    KFV claims that, as a city councilman, Pickerill approved a "300 percent" pay raise for himself, but denied pay increases for local police officers. As a result, officers left Lebanon for other communities and made the city unsafe.
    "It's not even a half-truth," Pickerill said in a phone interview.

  • Haunted Forest keeps growing, changing

    Five years ago, the children of Eugene Hourigan were talking about what they could do for Halloween. They discussed making a haunted forest in the land around Eugene's home, and they eventually decided if they were going to do it, they might as well open it for the public, too.

    "It's one time a year," said Joyce Hourigan Taylor. "We get together. We have fun. We scare each other."