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Today's News

  • Little League champs: R.L. Schreiber

    Pictured are the members of the R.L. Schreiber Little League champs. They are, front row from left, Rose Caldwell, Jenna Mullins, McKenna Thomas, Marybeth Overstreet and Emma Edelen; middle row from left, Emily Clark, Leah Wright, Tori Gribbins, Jasmine Farmer, Kentasia Spalding, Reece Caldwell and Maddie Wiser; back row from left, coaches Tony Clark, Timmy Wright, Mark Caldwell and Kirby Gribbins.
     

  • Tigers: 9-10 regular season champs

    The Tigers were the winners for the regular season play in the 9-10 year-old league. They finished the season with a record of 10-2. Pictured are, front row, from left,  Jerry Tucker, Vincent Battcher, Bailyn Cull, Nick Elliott, Elijah Livers and Cameron Tungate; back row, from left, Coach Rusty Wood, Samuel Spalding, Cody Clark, Ethan Wood, Max Cobb, Allen May and Asst. Coach Jerry Tucker.

     

  • Some feel park field fee isn’t fair

    The Lebanon City Council recently approved a recommendation from the park board to begin charging a $125 fee for teams to use its ball fields (not including Little League and schools teams) and some think its unfair.
    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw reported to the council Monday, June 10, that he received a call from a representative on the Sluggers traveling team complaining about the fee.

  • Special city council meeting at 7 tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in special session at 7 tonight, June 20, with just two items on the agenda.

    The council will consider the second readings of the revised 2012-13 budget and the proposed 2013-14 budget.

  • New Kentucky laws go into effect next week

    From the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

    FRANKFORT - New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2013 regular session go into effect on June 25.
    That means laws against human trafficking will soon be strengthened. More DNA testing will be allowed as evidence in post-conviction felony cases. And school districts can start deciding whether they want to raise their compulsory attendance age to 18, though the 2015-16 school year would be the first year any changes could actually impact students.

  • Soapbox derby champion

    Lawson Elder wins All American Soapbox Derby Championship in Louisville at the annual local race. Now he heads to Akron, Ohio for the National Championship race held in July. Lawson is the son of Chad and Karen Elder of Loretto.

  • All Americans

    For many people around the world, the United States is still seen as the land of opportunity.
    “A lot of immigrants come to the United States because you see a big difference,” said Saul Magana, who was born in Mexico.
    Karla O’Daniel, who was born in Guatemala, agreed that the USA offers something different than her native country.
    “It has a little bit of everything, and that’s exciting,” she said.

  • MCHS completes second year of drug testing program

    Fourteen out of 439 students at Marion County High School failed drug tests during the 2012-13 school year, according to results released at the June 11 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

  • Tourism budget projected to exceed $590,000

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is anticipating it will have resources of more than $593,000 during the 2013-14 fiscal year.
    According to the proposed budget, which was approved June 10, the tourist commission is anticipating $290,000 in restaurant tax revenue and $40,000 from hotel taxes during the next fiscal year.
    The commission approved the budget, 5-0. Commissioners Joe Hickey and Nancy Higdon were not present for the June 10 meeting.

  • Linescores, June 19

    Little League Softball end of Season tournament
    June 7
    1st round

    Phillies   4  3  0  0  0   2  -  9
     Mets       2 0  1  0  0    0  -  3
    Kalei Cox’s two hits in the first  and second innings and two runs put this game out of reach for the Mets early. Emily Helms had two hits and two runs scored in those innings as well. For the Mets Jayla Cowherd had two hits and an RBI.