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  • Farm safety matters

    It didn’t feel much like the first day of fall for West Marion Elementary School students as they braved the blazing heat to learn about farm safety at the Marion County Extension Office recently. But the heat didn’t stifle their fun or learning. Students got to learn about many aspects of farm safety, ranging from electricity safety, to wearing a seatbelt on a tractor, to the importance of washing their hands before meals.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery

    Anthony T. Yantis, 24, of 779 Howard Ave. in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree robbery and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 15, Yantis used or threatened immediate use of physical force upon another person with intent to accomplish a theft, or was armed with a deadly weapon, or threatened immediate use of a dangerous instrument on someone who was not involved in the crime.

  • Council approves bid for new city hall

    The Lebanon City Council held a special called meeting on Monday to discuss the bids for construction of the new city hall.

    There was little discussion before the council voted to approve the lowest bid, which went to Isaac Tatum Construction. At $4.38 million, the project will cost about $1 million more than previously expected by architects from Murphy+Graves+Trimble, PLLC (MGT).
    Lead architect TimMurphy said he didn’t foresee any big variations in the costs.

  • Two Lebanon men arrested for murder

    Landmark News Service

    Two Lebanon men were arrested Monday for allegedly murdering a Bardstown man in Washington County.
    Bryson D. Sleet, 18, and Taron M. Sanders, 20, were indicted by the Washington County grand jury on Sept. 28 for the June murder of 51-year-old Yul A. Rayford.
    Rayford was found lying inside a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road, 1.5 miles north of Springfield.

  • Hot, ham and a breeze

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Festival introduced a number of new events this year, but it was the hot air balloons that stole the show.
    Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Greg Gribbins said the entire weekend was a success.
    “We were very well pleased with everything,” he said. “It all fell into place. We’re happy with the new areas and the new events we added.”
    As for the balloons, he was pleased with the community turnout.

  • And the winners are…

    Farmer’s National Bank Pokey Pig 5K
    Eric Wheatley, 41, of Louisville, was the overall male winner with a time of 19:05.0
    Rae Mills, 18, of Raywick, was the overall female winner with a time of 22:18.0
    All other results are available at http://headfirstperformance.com/portals/5/results/16pokeypigagegroupresu...

    Window Decorating Contest
    J&J Inks, sponsored by City of Lebanon, $50

    Ham Days Poster Contest

  • Property owners to receive two tax bills

    Marion County property owners will be receiving two property tax bills this year.
    Yes, you read that correctly.
    Property owners will be receiving two property tax bills.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, the first bill will arrive in people’s mailboxes on or about Oct. 1. Due to the recallable nickel vote, which will be on the ballot on Nov. 8, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will have to send out a second billing.

  • New winery opens on Bourbon Trail

    If you asked where Chris Hayden and Greg Karsner get their enthusiasm, they would look at you with a wide grin, shrug and say, “We make wine for a living.”
    The two of them recently purchased a large plot of land at 25 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon. It used to be home to WhiteMoon Winery, which closed its doors in December 2015. The facility will open its doors once again under new ownership. The new winery will be called Jester’s Winery by Horseshoe Bend.

  • Spring View Hospital opens Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit

    Construction workers had only been out of the building for a few hours before the staff at Spring View Hospital held a ribbon cutting for the opening of the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    The crowd gathered together to hear words from State Senator Jimmy Higdon, Spring View Hospital Board Chair Rodney Lanham, Spring View Hospital CEO Tim Trottier, and also the doctor in charge of the project, Peter Steiner.

  • Fire destroys Hundley Lane home

    Fire destroyed at home located at 950 Hundley Lane in Lebanon and a family is now homeless.
    The fire occurred Wednesday, Sept. 21.
    Timothy McCarty and Jennifer Hardin, along with their children, were not injured during the fire. But, according to Lebanon Firefighter Trey Abell, the house was a total loss.
    “There were flames visible from a couple of miles away,” Abell said. “It required the help of a lot of people. Three different fire departments.”
    Abell said it was difficult because there were no fire hydrants in that area.