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Today's News

  • Celebrating 200 years

    Last week, City of Lebanon employees hung several banners downtown to mark the city’s 200th anniversary. Johnathan Yocum slides one of more than 40 banners into place in 90-degree weather on May 6. The city is hosting a 200th anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, with games, activities and cake at Graham Memorial Park and a concert at 7:30 p.m. downtown.

  • Color in Motion 5K returns on May 16

    The Color in Motion 5K will be held for the third time in Lebanon this Saturday.
    This year’s event is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. May 16, at Graham Memorial Park. The course will travel up Fairgrounds Road through downtown Lebanon and back to the park.
    Race organizers stress that this race is about fun. Runners, joggers and walkers are all welcome to participate.
    At different stations along the course, runners are doused with biodegradable powder in a variety of colors.

  • Suspect shot by officers known to law enforcement

    Landmark News Service

    A man shot Sunday morning after injuring officers during a police chase has a criminal history, including assault against law enforcement officers.
    John Kennedy Fenwick, 25, of Bardstown was shot Sunday when he rammed three cruisers while fleeing from police. Fenwick had earlier stolen a truck from Franklin Family Chevrolet Buick on West John Rowan Boulevard by crashing a vehicle through the dealership’s doors and taking a set of keys.

  • Alumni band members needed

    Former marching band members are need to participate in the the African American Festival parade on July 31 in Springfield.
    If you have ever marched and played in your local high school band, you can come out and show that you still have what it takes to march and play as an alumni band member.
    The group is interested in finding band members, percussion and color guard members to participate in this event. This will be a reunion of marching band members. Members do not have to be from Washington County to participate in this event.  

  • Primary election is May 19

    The Democratic and Republican primary elections for statewide office will be held Tuesday, May 19. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Marion County voters should note that some polling locations have changed. If you are not sure where to vote, stop by the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 223 N. Spalding Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon or call 270-692-2651.
    Here is the list of the polling locations.
    • A101, Gravel Switch, at the Gravel Switch Community Center, 640 Gravel Switch Road, Gravel Switch

  • Dozens dare the Dragon Dash

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    It was a beautiful morning for a race on May 9, when Calvary Elementary School hosted its first Dragon Dash 5K to raise money for the school. It was a decent size turn out for the small community. The race began at the elementary school and looped around Sportsman Lake, then back to the school for the finish.
    There were many students from Calvary, but also from the other elementary schools as well as well as adults.

  • Baseball: Knights drop four of five

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

    On May 4, the Marion County Knights (6-23) hosted the Adair County Indians. Unfortunately for the Knights, they took a loss, 5-3.
    The Knights had a slow start in the beginning, but added three runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a one-run lead. The Indians (13-9) added two runs in the fifth inning to reclaim the lead. Adair County then added one more run in th sixth inning and took the win.

  • Looking forward to the next season

    A couple of weeks into this broken arm thing I’ve     come to realize that “looking forward” to a season, be it hunting or fishing, is as exciting as participating.
    Or, as I’ve said before, it’s the “gettin’ ready” as much as the “doin’.”
    Of course the usual progression is getting tackle ready as in cleaning, then recleaning guns, sharpening or replacing hooks, and organizing everything.
    With a beautiful week, I hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Mattingly named Spring View’s Celebrity of the Quarter
  • State of the fair

    The Marion County Fair Board is hoping to attract more events to the fairgrounds, and the Marion County Fiscal Court has agreed to help.
    On May 7, the magistrates unanimously approved $17,750 for the fair board.
    Betty Bradshaw presented the request at last week’s meeting
    “The Marion County Fair Board is in bad need of having some repairs done,” Bradshaw told the court.