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Today's News

  • Let's talk lures

    Last week, I lost a good friend and former co-worker. While Chief Joe Bell will be remembered for many things, I have a picture in my mind that sums up how I'll always remember him.

    My image is of a Ford pickup truck... Lord knows it had to be a Ford! Filling the bed of the truck and hanging out every window is a Little League baseball player. His team... someone else's team... didn't matter!

  • Spalding selected to Kentucky Baseball Club

  • Track members take honors

    The Marion County track team held their annual banquet Thursday at the fitness center. Several members of the team took home honors for the 2011 season, both for performances on the track and for academics.

    Five members received Academic 1st Team All State, including Craig O'Daniel, Mary Helen Hamilton, Brooks Divine, Olivia Jones, and Denny Thompson. Natavia Young earned honors for Academic Honorable Mention.

  • Paul Spalding and Blake Montgomery sign with SCC

    Paul Spalding and Blake Montgomery, both Marion County High School baseball players, signed with St. Catharine College recently.

  • Volleyball league action

    The women's volleyball league is in action at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

  • Final farewell

    Family, friends, law enforcement officers, local and national officials and members of the public were among the hundreds of people who gathered Saturday afternoon at Marion County High School to pay their respects to Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell.

    During the service, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, who had appointed Bell as the police chief just 14 months earlier, commended Bell for his leadership, his perseverance and his ability to smile in any situation.

  • Brady appointed police chief

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw signed a memo June 13 appointing Wally Brady as the city's new police chief.

    Brady served as the assistant chief under Chief Joe Bell, who died June 6, following surgery at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Brady joined the Lebanon Police Department in 1982. He has worked as a supply officer, a sergeant and a school resource officer.

  • Re-educated

    Bradfordsville held a celebration 27 years in the making Saturday night. For the first time since 1984, the Bradfordsville School is once again a center of activity.

    "Welcome, everyone," Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen said. "Welcome to the dedication of the Bradfordsville School Community Building."

  • The National Stage

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    Christine Mattingly had time off last week to hang with friends, connect with family and spend time at home. But it only lasted a few days before she was off to Mobile, Ala. Christine is competing in the national Distinguished Young Women competition, formerly known as America's Junior Miss. 

  • Cancer survivor realizes what life is all about

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    Andrew Cecil, 25, of Lebanon sits on his couch, a pill tray in his lap and a list of the names of each pill he has to take at least once a day. There are 15 pills listed on the paper, not including a shot called Neupogen, which is for blood-thinning and is injected into a port near his heart.