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  • Town hall meeting on drug use prevention

    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at the Marion County Extension Office.
    Marion County High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the meeting, which will focus on alcohol and drug use prevention among the youth of the community.
    The Marion County Cattlemen’s Association will be cooking that evening.
    For more information, contact coalition chairman Jerry Evans at 270-692-5579.

  • Police investigating man found dead in vehicle

    The Lebanon Police are investigating why a man was found dead Friday afternoon in a truck on Hwy. 49.
    Lindsey Summers, 51, died as a result of a gunshot wound but the police have not yet determined the cause.
    “We’re treating it as a death investigation until it’s ruled to be foul play or a suicide,” said Major Greg Young, the Lebanon assistant police chief.
    He said they are waiting to receive the medical examiner’s report before making a determination regarding the cause of death.

  • Long-time superintendent has died

    Hugh C. Spalding Sr., the longest serving superintendent for Marion County Public Schools, died April 20 at Sacred Heart Village in Louisville. He was 101 years old.
    Spalding served as the school superintendent from 1937 until 1975, excluding two years when he was serving in the military during World War II.
    “None of them that took his place could compare to him as far as I’m concerned,” said Marcus Clark, who was a teacher while Spalding was the superintendent.

  • Spalding Avenue woman indicted for wanton endangerment

    Brittany M. Wiser, 27, of 321 S. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication controlled substance.

  • KSP identifies suspect vehicle in killings as black Impala

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland Monday night.
    Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.
    Police said the car "appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted."

  • Mother and daughter homicide victims remembered

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    To those that worked with them, Kathy and Samantha Netherland were two people who had tremendous passion for their respective crafts.
    Kathy, a special education teacher at Bardstown Elementary School, was known as an enthusiastic woman who loved teaching. Her daughter, Samantha, a sophomore at Bardstown High School, was a student who excelled academically and had dreams of becoming a marine biologist.

  • Frost-Arnett to add 70 new local jobs

    By Leslie Moore
    Landmark News Service

    Keeping up with the rapid growth in the health industry, Frost-Arnett Co. is expanding and creating 70 full-time jobs for its Campbellsville call center. The company will also invest $620,000 to expand the existing 10,000 square-foot facility on East Broadway to 12,000 square feet.
    An accounts receivable management company specializing in office solutions for health care organizations, Frost-Arnett opened its doors in Campbellsville in November 1999.

  • Paul Childers and the Black Tie Affair to perform in Lebanon

    Former Saint Augustine Grade School student Paul Childers and his band, The Black Tie Affair, will be performing a live concert in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon at 7 p.m. May 9-10.

  • Incumbent faces four challengers in Senate primary

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has served as one of Kentucky’s senators since 1985. This year, four Republicans are challenging him to be the party’s nominee in November.
    Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman, stressed his concern about the country’s debt.
    Brad Copas, of Lexington, has served in the Army and the Kentucky Army National Guard, started businesses, and believes rural Kentucky needs someone who will fight for them.
    The other two candidates are Shawna Sterling of Sharpsburg and Chris Payne of Salvisa.

  • School board briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education could be hiring a new auditor.
    In the past, the district has historically hired White and Company in Lebanon to complete auditing services, but recently several members of the board asked to put the auditor contract out for bid and possibly hire a new auditor.