Today's News

  • Freeze some cookie dough for the holidays

    During the holiday season, I like to have cookie dough already mixed up and in the frig, ready to pop in the oven at a moment's notice when friends stop by.

    Who doesn't like warm homemade cookies? My grandson Owen.

    Right now I have sugar cookie dough in the refrigerator, because it's so versatile and can be dressed up with colored sprinkles, chocolate icing, etc. Peanut butter cookies are also great for this.

  • Knights fall in scrimmage

    Hoops action is tipping off in full force. Here's a look at recent activity.

    The Marion County High School faced Bullitt East last week in a scrimmage at Bullitt East.

  • All Aboard: Rescue Waggin' is savin' lives

    When five coon hound-shepherd mix puppies arrived at the Marion County Animal Shelter in August, Vickie Hazelip knew she had to do something.

    She knew they wouldn't be adopted locally, but she knew the puppies might have another chance to find a home because the shelter had recently become a partner with PetSmart Charities' Rescue Waggin'.

  • Special city council meeting cancelled

     The Lebanon City Council was scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today in a special-called meeting, but that meeting has been cancelled.

    The only item on the agenda was the city council approval for the takeover of Centre Square.

  • Knights advance, beat Fairdale 35-21

                Bryson Bell’s last of three touchdowns, on a 12-yard scamper, secured a win for the Marion County Knights with under two minutes to play Friday night at Greschel Stadium in Louisville.

  • Vandalism costing big bucks for local merchants

    In the past two months, six Lebanon businesses have had their windows, doors, and, in some cases both, broken out and police are searching for the vandals.

    In October, Here Today Gone Tomorrow, located on South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon, reported a case of third-degree criminal mischief and $450 worth of damage to its glass pane door. Paul F. Hilpp of Campbellsville Highway reported a case of second-degree criminal mischief and $800 worth of damage to three glass windows in his building.

  • Mulch leaves beneath trees

    Leaf raking is a fall rite that only children enjoy, it seems. Once we rake the piles they enjoying undoing it all in one jump!  I propose a new approach that makes us all happy:  adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. Raking leaves is passé; instead let them stay where they fall, beneath the canopies of your trees.

    This may be a bit of an over statement because some small yards can quickly fill up with leaves, smothering grass and perennial beds. There is a happy medium.

  • Give thanks

    Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It is a chance for us to gather with family and friends to reflect on the great blessings that we enjoy as Americans.

    Of course, we have come a long way since the first Thanksgiving meal celebrated by the Pilgrims at Plymouth in 1621. They had very little food to eat and their shelters did not provide proper protection from the icy cold temperatures of their new homeland.

  • Christmas in the Park is Saturday

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be all aglow Saturday, Nov. 29, when hundreds of holiday displays and lights will be turned on for the annual Christmas in the Park event. The event officially begins at 6:30 p.m. with free cookies and hot chocolate and the lighting will take place at 7 p.m. with Santa Claus making a special visit shortly after. The event will end at 8 p.m.

    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the beautiful displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • County discusses bypass traffic control

    Marion County citizens and county officials expressed concerns about the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway even before it opened four months ago.

    Those concerns have been expressed through petitions calling for traffic signals and in fiscal court discussions. In the meantime, both the Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Fiscal Court have expressed support for putting up streetlights on the highway.