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  • Heritage Center commemorates the Civil War with music, displays

    The Marion County Heritage Center will be remembering Lebanon’s connections to the Civil War in a series of activities in July.
    Starting July 1, the heritage center will have a new exhibit on loan from the Kentucky Historical Society. The exhibit features several banners with information about the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln.
    Members of the Marion County Historical Society also hope to have some local memorabilia from that period.

  • Industrial Foundation will be taxed this year

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation will be getting a property tax bill for the first time this year.
    “We’ve been tax exempt,” said Tom Lund, Marion County Economic Development Director, in a phone interview.
    That changed following a Kentucky Supreme Court decision earlier this year in a case that originated in eastern Kentucky. In that decision, the court ruled that industrial foundations are not tax exempt.

  • Jets Over Kentucky coming to Lebanon in July

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 7-13 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including China, Brazil, Spain, Europe, Mexico, Canada and Germany.
    Some of the planes are valued at up to $100,000. The lineup includes F-15’s, F-4 Phantoms, a Stealth Fighter Jet and much more. International vendors will showcase the latest remote control innovations and technology.

  • Counterfeit currency circulating in Danville, Stanford areas

    By Kendra Peek & Ben Kleppinger
    The Advocate-Messenger and Interior Journal

    Business owners and customers alike are urged to be cautious as someone is circulating counterfeit bills in Boyle and Lincoln counties.

  • Jail rehab programs on the rise

    Jessica Hayes admits she has made mistakes.
    The Springfield, Ohio, native started using cocaine when she was 14 years old. She later moved to Kentucky, and she traded her cocaine addiction for a pill addiction.
    That eventually led to a conviction for second-degree robbery and second-degree burglary, but that is only part of the reason she is at the Marion County Detention Center.
    Hayes, now 25, transferred to MCDC in December so she could participate in Women Living in Balance (WLIB), a 90-day substance abuse program.

  • Corrections and clarifications - June 26, 2013

    An article in the June 12 edition incorrectly identified Patricia Pulliam as a physician’s assistant. She is a nurse practitioner.
     

  • State ending contract with Marion Adjustment Center

    The Kentucky Department of Corrections will not be renewing its contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that the state will end its relationship with the private prison in St. Mary after their current contract expires.

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    The Kentucky Department of Corrections will not be renewing its contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

    Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown announced Tuesday afternoon that the state will end its relationship with the private prison in St. Mary after their current contract expires.

  • Missing 13-year-old has been found

    A 13-year-old boy who was missing for nearly 11 hours was located just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

    Sebastian Ballard was seen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday near a trailer park in Holy Cross. Emergency responders had been searching for him for hours when the search was suspended around 10:45 p.m. At 11:28 p.m., Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson reported that Ballard had been located, and he was safe.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Part of Helm School House Road will be closed June 24-July 1

    Helm School House Road will be closed to through traffic from June 24 through July 1, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly and Marion County Road Supervisor Tommy Lee.

    The closure will allow work on a box culvert/bridge replacement project. The closure will affect the part of Helm School House Road (off Fairgrounds Road) and a section of Sulphur Springs Road, just before 450 Helm School House Road.