The Lebanon City Council has chosen which insurance policies to offer as the city goes to a "cafeteria" approach to providing health insurance to its employees.
A Gallatin woman was the third person killed in a vehicular accident in Wilson County this week.
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead announced the hiring of local businesswoman Helene Singer Cash as the city's new economic development director (EDD) in a statement released this (Wednesday) morning.
"Helene is a highly regarded professional with extensive knowledge of the local economy and governmental interactions," Craighead said of Singer Cash, who is the owner of The Crystal Couture Store in Lebanon. "She will be a great asset to the city as it continues to work to create jobs and advance retail opportunities within the City of Lebanon."
Baseball & softball teams in action --
The 2015 TSSAA spring sports schedule cranks up Monday with several local teams opting to go South in order to escape the bad weather.
The baseball and softball teams from Wilson Central High and Friendship Christian School are participating in the annual Nike Classic -- being staged at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex -- just a stone's throw from the Alabama coast.
Fason nails last-ditch three --
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Jalita Fason hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining and paced Cumberland with 18 points in a 59-56 victory over 22nd-ranked University of Pikeville on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women's Basketball Championships in Frankfort, Ky.
With the win the Bulldogs (16-11) advance to the semifinals on Saturday to face third-ranked Campbellsville University at 1 p.m. Central Time.
Lady Bears end season 32-3 --
MURFREESBORO -- An 11-3 run early in the fourth quarter helped No. 1-ranked Blackman hold off Mt. Juliet 58-48 in the Class AAA quarterfinals of the BlueCross Basketball Championships at MTSU's Murphy Center.
The loss was the first in 2015 for the Lady Bears and snapped a 22-game winning streak for the Region 5-AAA champions.
MSC tournament play-in game --
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Ninth-seeded Shawnee State (Ohio) used a 12-0 run midway through the second half en route to a 70-59 win over eighth-seeded Cumberland Thursday at the 2015 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center.
The Bears (11-18) advance to face top-seeded Pikeville (Ky.) on Friday in the tournament's quarterfinals.
Cumberland (9-21) trimmed the Bears' lead to four (63-59) with three minutes left in the game, but Shawnee State closed with seven straight points to avenge two regular season losses to the Bulldogs.
Shawnee State ended the game making 51.1 percent (23-of-45) of its shots compared to just 30.5 percent (18-of-59) from Cumberland.
Ethan Moffatt led the Bears with 14 points -- part of 37 points off the Shawnee State bench. Jorian Hudson added 13 while Frederick Moore chipped in 12.
Jerrod Gaston led the Bulldogs with 13 while Paul Williams contributed 12.