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  • Lebanon man hit while driving moped

    A Lebanon man was flown to University Hospital in Louisville Thursday after he was hit by another vehicle while driving a moped.
    The accident occurred at 5:33 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at the intersection of North Woodlawn Avenue and Hood Avenue, according to the Lebanon Police Department.

  • Rotary Club sponsors New Teacher Breakfast

    The Marion County Rotary Club, above, sponsored its second annual New Teacher Breakfast, Tuesday, July 18, at the Marion County Extension Office. This annual event is held to welcome new teachers and administrators to the district and community, as well as fund the Rotary Club’s scholarship fund. For information on joining the Rotary Club, please call Emily Sizemore at 270-692-9005.

  • Public Record

    New drivers as of July 14:
    Kamron B. Fogle
    Prepaid fines
    Patrick Wayne Werner, Lebanon Junction, alcohol intoxication in a public place, $183.

  • Police log

    July 9
    Benita M. Scott-Burch of Howard Avenue in Lebanon reported a burglary, and the theft of several items, including a antique muzzle loading rifle, pistol, pellet gun, assorted fishing poles and assorted bicycles, totaling $951.

    July 10
    Vijay K. Ralhan of Universal Sportswear in Chatanooga, Tennessee, reported the theft of an industrial sized air-conditioning unit valued at $5,000.

  • Lawsuits Former MCHS band director facing civil complaints by two former students

    Curtis Bennett, former Marion County High School teacher and band director who will be sentenced on Aug. 3 for sex offenses involving female students, is facing two civil lawsuits.
    Bennett was first arrested on Jan. 6, 2016, after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student.
    At that time, he pled not guilty to the charges, and resigned from his position as a teacher and band director at MCHS. He had been working at MCHS since August of 2011.

  • New CES principal is ready to get going

    Paul Terrell’s father and namesake is who inspired him to become an educator. And, as fate would have it, they are both starting new jobs as principals at two Marion County schools next month.
    Terrell’s father is going to be principal at St. Augustine Grade School, and he was hired last week to become Calvary Elementary School’s principal.

  • Magistrates concerned about ‘hefty’ water rate increase

    Marion County water customers could soon be paying more for their water each month, which wasn’t welcomed news at the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting last week.
    The Lebanon City Council recently approved a rate increase for Lebanon Water Works Company, and the Marion County Water District is Lebanon Water Works’ largest customer. The Marion County Water District is a distribution-only system, and has a 40-year contract with Lebanon Water Works.

  • MCPS Jumpstart Day is Aug. 1

    Marion County students set to attend the new Marion County Middle School for sixth and seventh graders and the Marion County Knight Academy eighth and ninth can get a feel for the new school year by attending Jump Start Day on Aug. 1.  Both schools will host students from 8 a.m. until noon with an opportunity to experience a modified school day.  

  • Lebanon man indicted in Washington County after police chase

    A Lebanon man faces multiple charges after an incident in Washington County earlier this year.
    Mark A. Mattingly, 38, of Eastridge Cemetery Road in Lebanon, is charged with five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment involving a police officer (Class D felony), and one count each of first-degree fleeing/evading (Class D felony), first-degree criminal mischief (Class D felony), resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license (Class B misdemeanor) and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Persons of interest ID’d in hit and run death

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office have interviewed two people of interest in the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.
    Wheatley was found dead, lying in the roadway near the entrance to Maker’s Mark Distillery early Sunday morning, July 16. At 2:42 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a body laying in the roadway on Bill Samuels Road in Loretto. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the deceased body of Wheatley laying in the westbound lane of Bill Samuels Road.