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  • Gravel Switch firefighter in critical condition following motorcycle accident

    Gravel Switch firefighter Larry Vaughn was flown to University Hospital in Louisville Saturday morning as a result of injuries in a motorcycle accident. He was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.

    Vaughn, 39, was riding westbound on a 2004 Honda motorcycle on E. Main Street in Lebanon when the collision occurred around 7:44 a.m. Vaughn was riding behind a 2005 Chevy Equinox driven by Sadie Luckett, 70, of Springfield.

  • Special city council meeting at 6 tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at city hall.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw will deliver his annual budget address at the meeting.

  • The 4-day 400 Mile Sale is longer than ever

    From May 31 to June 3, hundreds of yard sales will set up all along historic Hwy. 68 from the Ohio/Kentucky border near Old Washington to Sharpe, Kentucky just south of Paducah near the Illinois/Kentucky border. This year, the route has expanded to include a section of Hwy 641, which starts in Paris, Tenn., and travels north through Puryear, Hazel and Murray before connecting with Hwy. 68 in Aurora.

  • Fire causes damage to Bell Hollow home

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire around 11:30 p.m. Sunday evening at 470 Bell Hollow Road.

    "The fire was contained to one bedroom," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    Mattingly said the homeowner Gill Sullivan was at home at the time of the fire with his family, but no one was injured. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The house did receive heat and smoke damage.

    "It's a big clean-up job," Mattingly said.

  • Old Mill Days is June 8-9

    Bradfordsville will celebrate Old Mill Days June 8 and 9.

    The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, June 8, with vendors, a carnival, a scavenger hunt (sign up at city hall), games at the baseball field (including three-legged races, sack races and water balloon toss), and the Hide the Mill contest.

    The pet show will be held at the small pavilion at 5:30 p.m., and the old timer's baseball game begins at 6 p.m.

  • Sheriff attends National Sheriffs Institute

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements participated in the 102nd National Sheriffs Institute in Aurora, Col., April 29-May 5. The program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and  the National Sheriffs Association.

    The NIC is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Clements is the first sheriff from Marion County to participate in the program.

  • All bite (and no bark)

    A good night's sleep turned 2011 into a pretty bad year for Millie Bradshaw.

    Last April, the day after her husband Joe had left on a golfing trip, she woke up and noticed a brown lump in her bed. She wasn't wearing her glasses at the time, so she didn't realize what she was grabbing as she moved the lump off her bed. She thought it was a clump of grass, but she did wonder how it got there.

  • And the 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days theme is...

    Marion County...the crossroads of good spirits & hospitality

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with the 2012 Ham Days Committee have created a theme that represents Marion County and the members of our community. The 2012 design was created by Melissa Knight and will be featured on a deep red t-shirt.

    NEW MEMBERS

    Mary Parrott, Associate Member

     

  • Romney wins Republican Presidential primary

    In a largely symbolic race, Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary election.

    Statewide, Romney received 117,600 votes.

    His opponents for the Republican nomination suspended their campaigns before Kentucky held its primary on May 22. Nevertheless, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul, received 22,071 votes. Rick Santorum received 15,628 votes, and Newt Gingrich received 10,479 votes. And 10,356 Republican voters cast ballots for uncommitted.

  • Lebanon man indicted for 20 counts of rape

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 M. L. King Blvd. #2 in Lebanon was indicted for 20 counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.