Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Shewmaker

    Nathan and Jessica Shewmaker announce the birth of a 7 pound, 14-ounce son, Joseph Davis Shewmaker, born on June 4, 2015 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are David and Tracy Mudd of Lebanon. Paternal grandparents are David and Helen Jo Shewmaker of Springfield. Paternal great-grandparents are Wesley and Jean Shewmaker of Springfield.
    Joseph Davis Shewmaker has two sisters, Kayton and Kenlee Shewmaker.

  • Graduate: Schickli

    Dr. Mary Alexandria Schickli, daughter of Warren and Susan Schickli of Lexington and granddaughter of Mary Leo Mudd of Lebanon and the late Alfred S. Mudd, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She is also a 2010 graduate of Centre College. She is currently doing a residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.


  • School menus: Aug. 12

    MCHS additional menu item:  Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, Aug. 17 - Pancake and sausage on a stick with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, strawberry cup, crunchy apple, juice and milk
    Tuesday, Aug. 18 - Granola breakfast cookie and toast or cereal and toast, pears slices, grape clusters, juice and milk
    Wednesday, Aug. 19 - Scrambled eggs and toast or cereal and toast, peach cup pineapple chunks, juice and milk

  • Senior citizens menus: Aug. 12

    Monday, Aug. 17: Meatloaf, roasted potatoes and carrots, fruit cup, and whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 18: Layered salad with turkey and peas, crackers, chocolate pudding, and raisins.
    Wednesday, Aug. 19: Hot beef sandwich, gravy, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, congeal strawberry dessert, and whole wheat bread.
    Thursday, Aug. 20: Closed.
    Friday, Aug. 21: Honey glazed chicken, baked sweet potato, seasoned cabbage, fruit cobbler, and whole wheat bread.

  • Reunions: Aug. 12

    The late Edelen and Lena Lee Mills family had a reunion at Lebanon Country Club on July 25, 2015.
    Those attending were: Barbara Mills Luckett family, Katie Mills family, Catherine Mills Sapp family, Bridget Mills Newcomb family, Ethelene Mills Young family, Joe Mills family, Rose Mills Shewmaker family, Tom Mills family, Angela Mills Mattingly family, Martina Mills Spalding family, and Ruth Mills Blair family.

  • 2015-16 MCPS CALENDAR

    • Aug. 5: First day of school
    • Sept. 7: Labor Day – no school
    • Oct. 6-10: Fall break
    • Oct. 13: No school (Staff development)
    • Nov. 3-4: No school (Election Day and staff development)
    • Nov. 26-28: Thanksgiving break
    • Dec. 22-Jan.2: Winter break
    • Jan. 19: No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
    • Feb. 16: No school
    • April 6-10: Spring break
    • May 15: Last day for students

  • State parks are building waystations for butterflys

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT -- More than a dozen Kentucky State Parks are working on projects to help Monarch butterflies by preserving habitat and planting milkweed plants the butterflies need for survival.
    The butterflies – easily identified because of their orange and black colors – are known for their annual journeys to Mexico each year for winter hibernation. Some scientists are concerned that loss of habitat is causing a decline in the Monarch population in some areas.

  • Part of Loretto Road changing to North Loretto Road

    As the county moves a little closer to implementing enhanced 911, the Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to rename a portion of Loretto Road as North Loretto Road during its Aug. 6 meeting.
    Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at last week’s meeting.

  • Going forward

    When Darrell Hayden returned to Marion County he couldn’t help noticing how it had changed.
    Cell phones were still pretty rare the last time he was in Lebanon, and Facebook was non-existent. Closer to home, Hayden, 65, said every third or fourth car was a clunker.
    "Now you don't see that. You don't see any cars smoking or mufflers dragging,” he said.
    But the thing he thinks has made the biggest change has been lawnmowers.

  • Second How-To Fest is Saturday at the library

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting its second How-To Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
    The festival is free for anyone who would like to attend. Participants will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics such as creating art, meal planning, researching family history and more.
    Throughout the program, learn how to have fun with Legos in the children’s area of the library.
    The schedule for Saturday’s event is as follows:

    Noon to 12:25 p.m.