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Today's News

  • Outstanding athlete getting better

    A 17-year-old boy stands with a straight face. His sharp stare is one that’s been honed by the experience of both victory and defeat.

    On the mound he cocks his arm back, ready to fire. With a snap forward, he throws a pitch —  in the blink of an eye, the ball rips past his target.

    It’s just one of many strikeouts and another tally in his stat book.  

  • Spring football
  • Preparing for the 400 Mile Sale

    The 11th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale is just a month away, and organizers are encouraging participating sellers to continue putting away items to sell that weekend. Mark your calendars because June 5-8 Kentucky’s Scenic Byway Historic Highway 68 will come alive with merchants selling anything from estate furniture and antiques to clothing and kitchen gadgets. 

  • PSC approves Atmos Energy rate increase

    Atmos Energy has received approval to increase its rates from the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
    The current monthly charge for Atmos customers is $12.50 plus a $2.61 surcharge toward the replacement of aging gas lines, and a gas delivery charge of $1.10 per 1,000 cubic feet.
    Under the approved rate change, the monthly customer service charge will increase to $16 per month. The surcharge will reset to nothing, and the delivery charge will increase to $1.32 per 1,000 cubic feet.

  • Little League parents… listen up!

    It’s that time of year again. The ballparks are packed with baseball and softball players of all ages, along with their proud parents and families.

  • Students recognized for ‘Reading Wall of Fame’ at Lebanon Elementary School
  • Town hall meeting on drug use prevention

    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at the Marion County Extension Office.
    Marion County High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the meeting, which will focus on alcohol and drug use prevention among the youth of the community.
    The Marion County Cattlemen’s Association will be cooking that evening.
    For more information, contact coalition chairman Jerry Evans at 270-692-5579.

  • Loretto volunteers awarded national grant

    A group of volunteers in Loretto has been awarded a national grant by Modern Woodmen of America as a top Join Hands Day volunteer project, one that will bridge the generation gap and improve the community.
    The project will take place from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Join Hands Day Saturday, May 3, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen and other fraternal benefit societies.

  • United Way gives to local American Red Cross
  • Police investigating man found dead in vehicle

    The Lebanon Police are investigating why a man was found dead Friday afternoon in a truck on Hwy. 49.
    Lindsey Summers, 51, died as a result of a gunshot wound but the police have not yet determined the cause.
    “We’re treating it as a death investigation until it’s ruled to be foul play or a suicide,” said Major Greg Young, the Lebanon assistant police chief.
    He said they are waiting to receive the medical examiner’s report before making a determination regarding the cause of death.