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  • Former jail employees indicted in federal court

    A pair of former Marion County deputy jailers were indicted Tuesday on federal charges involving providing contraband to inmates and possession and distribution of narcotics, according to United States Attorney David Hale.
    Michael Cook, 24, and Shawn Perkins, 35, both of Lebanon, were indicted Nov. 22 in Louisville in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Cook and Perkins were arrested Sept. 27 at the Marion County Detention Center.

  • One-year-old dies in two-vehicle collision

    Rashawna Vancleave, 1, of Lebanon died after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening, Nov. 15, on Campbellsville Highway at the intersection with McElroy Pike.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Rashawna was belted but not in a child restraint. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Another child, Ryasia Vancleave, 2, was also belted, but not in a child restraint. Ryasia was treated at Spring View Hospital and released.

  • Tourist commission to meet Wednesday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda is relatively short, but includes an executive session related to the ongoing executive director search.

  • One-year-old dies in two-vehicle collision

    Rashawna Vancleave, 1, of Lebanon died after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening on Campbellsville Highway at the intersection with McElroy Pike.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Rashawna was belted but not in a child restraint. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Another child, Ryasia Vancleave, 2, was also belted, but not in a child restraint. Ryasia was treated at Spring View Hospital and released.

  • The people's courthouse

    John D. Minton Jr., chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, attended the groundbreaking for the Marion County Judicial Center in 2009.

    And Thursday, he told the hundreds of people who packed into the district courtroom that he was glad to be back for the dedication of the building.

    "This building belongs to the people of Marion County," Minton said.

  • Christmas in the Park is Nov. 23

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be all aglow Wednesday, Nov. 23, when hundreds of holiday displays and lights will be turned on for the annual Christmas in the Park event.

    The event officially begins at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will occur at 7 p.m.

    Santa Claus will arrive, in style on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks, at 7:15 p.m. The event will end at 8 p.m.

  • Tourist chairman stepping down

    Dan Lawson's time as chairman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is nearing an end.

    At the end of Monday's meeting Lawson announced that he would be stepping down as chairman at the end of the year. While he is resigning as an officer, he plans to remain a tourist commissioner.

    He will continue to serve as chairman through December.

    After the meeting, Lawson said he has "too many irons in the fire" at this time.

  • Uniforms or no uniforms: That is the question

    Approximately 30 people attended a town hall meeting Monday evening at Marion County High School to discuss the possibility of uniforms/dress code for Marion County Public Schools.

    The crowd was mixed with parents, students and school employees who were in favor of uniforms and/or a district-wide dress code and others who were opposed to uniforms.

  • Judicial center lawsuit filed

    While local and state officials gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Marion County Judicial Center last week, a civil lawsuit was filed related to the construction of the building.

    Maynard and Mitchell Interiors, Inc., filed a complaint Nov. 9 against the Marion County Fiscal Court, Codell Construction, and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America.

  • Injury lawsuit pending against county

    A Lebanon man has filed a lawsuit against Marion County, the Marion County Barn, Road Supervisor Tommy Lee and two John Does as a result of injuries he suffered from a fall while working on the roof of the county barn.

    James C. Smith Jr. of 3420 Hwy. 208 in Lebanon filed a complaint Sept. 29 against the county seeking compensation for damages, costs and any other relief to which he may be entitled. The county filed its reply to the lawsuit Oct. 20.