Today's News

  • UPDATE: Power restored at water treatment plant

    Power has been restored at the Lebanon water treatment plant, according to John Q. Thomas of the Lebanon Water Company.

    He added that it may take a few days to restore the water tanks to their normal levels, assuming there are no more complications in the next few days.

    Power remains out for two of the Marion County Water District's booster pumps, according to Jimmy Mudd of the Marion County Water District. 

  • School closed for the rest of the week

    Marion County schools will be closed for the remainder of the week due to hazardous road conditions and power outages.

    The Marion County Board of Education meeting at West Marion Elementary School has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 3.

    Superintendent Roger Marcum noted in an email that Marion County has missed five days of school to date. As a result, he will recommending changes to the school calendar. Those changes include having school in session Feb. 16 (Presidents Day) and having a 1 p.m. dismissal on Feb. 11 if school is cancelled Jan. 28.


  • Moment in time

    Inevitably the question will be asked. It may not be tomorrow, the following day or five years from now but it will be asked. It will be asked of Democrats, Republicans and the highly coveted Independents. It will roll smoothly from the tongues of generations that are currently too young to appreciate the significance of the moment. "Where were you when Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States?"

    The answer to this question will, in a majority of cases, be two-fold.

  • Chicken cobbler can be an entire meal

    I got this chicken cobbler recipe from my hometown newspaper in Illinois.

    If you need an easy, tasty casserole that is an entire meal, this is a good one. Just add a salad and you're good to go.

    It reheats well the next day and if you don't like cornbread, substitute a biscuit-type topping or even puff pastry.

    I've added one cup of sliced mushrooms, one-half cup of sour cream and one-half teaspoon black pepper to the original recipe. You can leave them out if you want.

    Dianne Sanders' Chicken Cobbler

    1 large onion, chopped

  • Swinging for glory

    Editor's note: The following story and photo are being reprinted with permission from The Kentucky Kernel. This story was published in the fall of 2008 after Lebanon native Mitchell Lancaster participated in his first ever boxing match at the University of Kentucky.

  • Marion County's Sweetheart

    Suzanne Spalding, 2009 Marion County Junior Miss, represented her community well this past weekend during the Kentucky Junior Miss competition in Lexington.

    She not only placed in the top 10, but she also received a talent award and the Friendship Association Award.

    Michelle Rodgers of Clark County was named the 2009 Kentucky Junior Miss. 

  • Gap analysis a mixed bag for Marion County schools

    The 2008 gap analysis information contains mixed results for Marion County Public Schools.

    "Significant" gaps remain among many student subpopulations, all but two of those subpopulations met their 2008 CATS index goals.

  • Foul trouble sinks Knights

    Chris Southall's career best 27 points weren't enough to will the Marion County Knights to victory over the Campbellsville Eagles on Friday night in Campbellsville.

    The Eagles scored 23 of their 33 second-half points from the free throw line in a slugfest at Paul J. Coop Gym. The Knights finished 7 for 21 at the free throw line, including four critical misses in the final minute and a half.

    Only trailing 40-39 after three quarters, the Knights fell 62-47.

    Despite a six game losing streak, Head Coach Tim Peterson was positive about some aspects of the game.

  • Marching for King

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization held its annual Martin Luther King Day march Sunday afternoon in downtown Lebanon.   Approximately 20 people participated in the march, which traveled from the post office down Main Street to Depot Street and then up ML King Avenue to the public library.   A group of speakers talked about Dr. King's dream and his legacy as well as about changes that still need to be made in our society. 

  • FSA Issuing Tobacco Transition Program Payments

    USDA Farm Service Agency announced today it will begin issuing more than $162 million in Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) payments to quota holders and producers in Kentucky. Payments for 2009 and subsequent year payments will be made every Jan. 15.