Today's News

  • Turtleman Trek 5K is Saturday

    The second annual Turtleman Trek 5K will be held in Lebanon at 9 a.m. March 14.
    Participants can still register for $30, but they should be aware that shirts will be available while supplies last. Participants can also register the day of the race starting at 7:30 a.m.
    The race will be chip timed. After the race and before the awards, there will be a Turtle Trot for the younger kids covering two blocks There will be shirts available for children for $15.

  • Modern Buffalo Soldiers share namesakes’ history

    Sunday afternoon at Centre Square, a bunch of bikers brought a bit of education about the Buffalo Soldiers.
    The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club were the featured speakers during the Black History Program sponsored by the Lebanon branch of the NAACP. This program was originally scheduled for Feb. 22, but was rescheduled for March 8 due to the weather.

  • Doing what is right

    Josh Ballard doesn’t take a day for granted, which explains how he’s been able to accomplish so much at such a young age.
    Ballard owns his own computer business, is the first lieutenant at the Loretto Fire Department, works as an EMT for Marion County EMS, is a Loretto City Commissioner and is the chairman of the annual St. Francis Picnic.
    And he’s only 25 years old.
    Ballard has a passion for helping people, and that’s why the Marion County Chamber of Commerce selected him as the 2014 “Outstanding Citizen”.

  • Recycling pays in more way than one

    Marion County started its recycling program in 2007, and since then, the county has saved 1,865 tons of waste from going to a landfill.
    In 2006, the county was sending 920.76 tons of garbage to the landfill every month. Last year, the county sent an average of 796.86 tons of trash to the landfill.
    "We're landfilling less waste all the time," Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock said.

  • County survives second round of snow

    State, county and city workers tackled their second big snow storm of the season last week.
    After hours of work, tons of salt and a little help from Mother Nature, the roads are once again drivable throughout the county.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said that the snow that fell March 4-5 was wetter than the February storm. Daugherty added that he appreciated the effort that local and state crews put into cleaning up the roads.
    “They’re good employees,” Daugherty said.

  • Tri-county offers mystery, comedy and a popular childhood tale on stage this month

    By G.B. Dixon, Guest columnist

    To those once bound by feets of snow to days of home and heat, take heart I say for on the way, are feats of art this week. 

  • Telecommunications freedom bill to help rural areas stay connected
  • House Bill 8 will help protect victims

    While another round of record snow and cold kept the House and Senate from being able to meet for two days last week, both chambers nonetheless finished work on several notable bills and are poised to pass even more in the three days we meet this week.

  • Taylor is Celebrity of the Quarter at SVH
  • Manufacturers, ECTC partner to narrow technical skills gap

    By Kurt H. Krug, Guest columnist

    Leadership at nearly every manufacturing facility across the United States is working the same puzzle. How will we develop the pipeline of skilled workers we need to remain globally competitive?
    As more advanced technologies are integrated into the manufacturing process, companies - including those right here in the Lincoln Trail region - are struggling to fill critical, technical positions such as engineers and maintenance technicians.