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Local News

  • Lebanon man is recovering after Hwy. 208 accident

     A Lebanon man was struck while putting out his garbage on Hwy. 208 Thursday morning.

    Mitchell L. Rakes, 78, of Lebanon  was listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Friday morning.

    Rakes was transported to Spring View Hospital following the collision that occurred at 6:18 a.m. Oct. 16 on Hwy. 208, approximately two miles west of Lebanon.

  • Judge strikes down Kentucky's election day restricted zones

     Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

    Bertlesman ruled that the law was unconstitutional and issued an injunction barring the state from enforcing the law. While noting a Supreme Court decision that upheld a 100-foot ban as acceptable to prevent things like voter intimidation, he concluded that the 300-feet ban was too much.

  • New Hope man dies of heart attack, involved in collision

    Gerald Harris, 67, of New Hope died Wednesday afternoon of an apparent heart attack, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Harris was involved in a single-vehicle collision at 2:49 p.m. Oct. 15 on Salt Lick Road, approximately six miles south of Raywick, the sheriff's office reported. The caller who reported the accident indicated that Harris might have had some type of medical emergency that resulted in his 1988 Oldmobile leaving the roadway and striking a small tree, according to the sheriff's office.

  • Art festival and auction is Nov. 1

    Saturday, Nov. 1, the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council and Kentucky Classic Theatre are joining together for MCAHC’s Annual Art Auction and KCT’s Annual Classic Art Festival to bring you one big event: You Heart Art.

  • Library hosting political candidates

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting a meet and greet for candidates at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.
    Candidates for any office on the ballot are invited to attend. Candidates will have five minutes apiece to field non-partisan questions from the public, followed by an opportunity for candidates and visitors to mingle over light refreshments.
    Candidates can RSVP by calling Library Director Amy Morgeson at 270-692-4698 Ext. 225.
     

  • Fire destroys mobile home

    A mobile home at 103 St. Ann Street was destroyed by a fire Sunday evening.
    The fire was reported at 10:02 p.m. Oct. 12, according to the Lebanon Police Dispatch. No injuries were reported, but the home was considered a total loss.
    The Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department and Marion County EMS responded to the scene.
     

  • Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias”

    This November, marking the 25th anniversary of the film by the same name, Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “Steel Magnolias” on stage at Angelic Hall. Set in a small town Louisiana beauty shop and beginning on the day of Shelby’s wedding, author Robert Harling tells the true-life tale of his sister’s struggle to fulfill her dreams. Director G.B. Dixon and cast expertly relate this bittersweet story that is sure to have you laughing out loud and may even cause you to shed a tear or two.

  • On the job

    While Marion County students enjoyed a break from classes last week, many of them found another way to continue their education. Several students in Project Lead the Way participated in co-ops at local businesses and industries.
    At Angell Demmel, junior Chris Piekarski and senior Brandon O’Daniel were assigned with coming up with a way to ship parts for a Lexus vehicle overseas without damaging them. They also got to try their hand at designing a crate in AutoCAD (a computer-aided design and drafting program).

  • A perfect match

    Peeing on the operating table might be an embarrassing moment for most people, but it was a miracle for Julia Browning Devine.
    Devine, 44, who has suffered from kidney disease since she was 15, received her second kidney transplant on Aug. 26, which was her late Grandmother Inez Browning’s birthday.
    From the moment Devine received the long awaited phone call that she might be getting a kidney, everything seemed meant to be. But, her journey to that fateful day included lots of ups and downs.

  • Campbellsville man charged in murder-for-hire attempt

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with attempting to hire people to kill a local woman.
    Timothy R. Davis, 27, of Lyon Street, was arrested Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. at his home.
    According to his arrest warrant, Davis is accused of making numerous threats while he was incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center to kill a local woman when he was released. The warrant states that Davis also allegedly attempted to hire other inmates to murder the woman.