Today's News

  • Soaring higher

    The world’s biggest remote-controlled model jet show got a little bigger this past weekend. In spite of the rainy conditions, nearly 250 pilots from all over the world brought hundreds more remote-controlled jets to the 2015 Jets Over Kentucky last week at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. Barry Hou of San Marino, California, said the show is a chance to visit with fellow pilots, and event organizer Lewis Patton does a great job. But it’s also about where the event is held.
    “We come back because of so much support from the community,” Hou said.

  • Habitat build starts Saturday

    The My New Kentucky Home Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be holding its “Build Blitz” starting at 7:30 a.m. July 18-19.
    Volunteers are needed to help with building the house at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Edmonds Avenue in Lebanon. Volunteers will need to follow Habitat for Humanity guidelines and sign some paperwork, but a volunteer service station will be available on site.
    Individuals can also help by making donations of food, money, supplies, talents and time. Any help will be appreciated.

  • Fun and fellowship

    Brittany Hays leaned in to play with her son Noah’s 8-month-old toes. Nearby, kids and adults were trying to dunk Tim Abell in a dunking booth, and people were scampering up and down an inflatable slide.
    It was all part of the Family Fellowship Prayer Center’s annual Fellowship in the Park, which was held Saturday at Graham Memorial Park. Hays said she has enjoyed participating each year.
    “It like being around and socializing with everybody,” she said.

  • Proposed bill protects religions from performing gay marriages

    By James Pilcher
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • Honorary graduate

    Amanda Lyvers receives an honorary diploma from Marion County High School. Lyvers is a Marion County resident who recently graduated from the Kentucky School for the Blind. Also pictured is Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • Wild Fire Band in concert July 24

    Music returns to Centre Square at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24. The Wild Fire Band will be performing a free concert that evening at Johnston Field.
    Kentucky Classic Arts Friends of Live Music encourage spectators to bring lawn chairs or blankets and a picnic to enjoy the show.

  • Lebanon man indicted for assault

    Robert Cornett, 34, of 222 Shuck Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about April 5, Cornett caused serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or under circumstances manifested extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another person thereby causing a serious physical injury.

  • Fair Play

    The Marion County Fair was dampened but not drowned by last week’s rain.
    Betty Bradshaw, the fair board treasurer, reported that approximately 4,500 attended last week’s events. She said this was down 2,000 to 2,500 from last year’s attendance.
    She said the week started with higher attendance on Monday and Tuesday than the fair received last year on those days. Tuesday the fair hosted 17 harness races, and Bradshaw said they may return to two days of harness racing next year if the number of races increases.

  • Chamber director resigns

    Stacy Mattingly has resigned as the executive director of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    In a letter received July 3 by the chamber’s board of directors, Mattingly expressed her gratitude to the current and past board members. Mattingly has served as the chamber director since 2008.

    “I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had and I’ve learned,” she wrote.

  • ‘Jets’ keep on soaring

    Eleven years ago, Lewis “The General” Patton organized the first remote control model jet show in Kentucky.
    “It was just a three-day event, and there were only 28 people here,” Patton recalled.
    Today, Jets Over Kentucky is considered the largest r.c. jet show in the world. The 2015 event started this past weekend and continues until this Sunday at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, and more than 250 r.c. pilots from across the globe with more than 400 jets are expected this year.