Today's News

  • Main Street meeting is Wednesday morning

    Patricia Krausman of the University of Kentucky Small Business Development Center will be in Lebanon at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, to facilitate a meeting regarding the Lebanon Main Street Program. The meeting will be held on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    Mary Lou Brock, manager of the Main Street Program, said the meeting is intended to gauge interest in the program. She said downtown business and property owners have been invited, and the meeting is open to the public.

  • Superintendent Hamilton unexpectedly announces his retirement

    Almost two years to the day after Dr. Chuck Hamilton was hired to become the Marion County Superintendent, he unexpectedly announced his retirement Thursday evening, May 2.
    Hamilton’s announcement came during a special-called meeting at the Marion County Board of Education office.
    At 5 p.m., the board went into executive session to discuss personnel under KRS 61.810(1)(f).
    The closed session lasted only two minutes and the board reconvened into open session and unanimously accepted Hamilton’s retirement, effective June 30.

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today, May 2

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 201, White  and Co.

    - draft budget for FY 2013-2014

  • School board schedules special meeting today on personnel matter

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda is short, including student learning and support consent items and an executive session to discuss personnel under KRS 61.810(1)(f).

    This provision allows the board to hold an executive session on matters that may lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee, member or student. The law does allow the individual in question the right to hold a public hearing if requested. 

  • 5-1-13 Birth Announcements


  • 5-1-13 Senior Citizens Menus

    Monday, May 6: Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, congealed strawberry dessert, bread.
    Tuesday, May 7: Layered salad, turkey and peas, crackers, chocolate pudding, raisins.
    Wednesday, May 8: Meatloaf, roasted potatoes/carrots, seasoned cabbage, fruit cup, bread.
    Thursday, May 9: Pork roast, pinto beans, turnip greens, cornbread, applesauce.
    Friday, May 10: Brown bag lunch.

  • 5-1-13 Birthday Announcements
  • Louis is named development director

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, has announced the appointment of Cynthia Louis to the position of development director.

  • Chamber holds ribbon cutting ceremony for WhiteMoon Winery
  • Blands will celebrate golden anniversary


    Frank and Shirley Bland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 4, 2013. The couple was married May 4, 1963 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Rev. John T. Spalding.
    Mrs. Bland is the former Shirley Hamilton. They have four children, Ginny Branstrator, Denise Bland, Brenda Carter and John Bland; and nine grandchildren.