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  • School bus gets stuck Friday afternoon

    Some Marion County students were delayed getting home when a school bus got stuck while trying to turn around Friday afternoon.

    Bus No. 992, which was driven by Fred Browning, got hung up on the edge of the road at the intersection of George Beaven Road and Hwy. 52.

    No one was injured in the incident and a second bus came to get the students and the driver, according to Scott Spalding, transportation director for Marion County Public Schools.

  • Cinema at the Square has been CANCELLED for tonight

    The Marion County Public Library has decided to cancel its Cinema at the Square event, which was scheduled for tonight (Friday, Aug. 19), due to weather concerns.

    The event has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2.

    Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the movie “Tangled” will start at dark.

    Additional activities will include games and inflatables, and vendors will be selling food at the event.

  • Donors to prove they bleed Wildcat blue or Cardinal red

    Do Marion County residents bleed Wildcat blue or Cardinal red?

    On Tuesday they will have the opportunity to prove which color they bleed during the Battle of the Bluegrass blood drive at Centre Square Gym.

    Tuesday, Aug. 23

    2-6 p.m.

    Centre Square Gym

    239 Spalding Ave.

    Lebanon

  • Search for Larry Lee will continue Saturday in Falmouth

    Another search for Larry Lee, who has been missing since Aug. 4, is planned for Saturday, Aug. 20, in Falmouth, Ky.

    According to Bob O’Daniel, anyone who would like to participate in the search should meet at the Masonic Temple parking lot in Lebanon between 6:30-6:45 a.m. Saturday. If people want to carpool, that is encouraged.

  • The Wipeout has been cancelled

    A day's worth of activities that had been planned for Saturday at Centre Square has been cancelled.

    Les Rakes had scheduled an event he named The Wipeout for Aug. 20, but that event will not take place.

     Originally, The Wipeout was planned to include a variety of games and activities, such as bingo, a karaoke contest and musical performances.    

  • Marching Knights have a new band director

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights have been preparing for the upcoming band season for weeks, and due to unforeseen reasons, they now have a new band director.

    Former band director, Shane Mitchell, resigned July 29, and moved back home to Paris, Ky, this week for personal reasons.

    After interviewing five people for the position, the MCHS site-based decision making council hired Curtis Bennett, 29, of Scottsville on Thursday, Aug. 11.

  • Public hearing to be held Aug. 31 for school tax rates

    The 2011-12 school tax rates for real estate and personal property are likely to increase four percent, but county residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions during a public hearing at the Marion County Board of Education Wednesday, Aug. 31.

  • Ford murder trial could be delayed again

    The trial for a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, may be delayed.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Taylor Circuit Court to postpone Tonya Ford's trial, which is set to begin Aug. 22, because the prosecution has disclosed new evidence.

    Ford is accused of shooting her husband on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Tourism commission begins search for new director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission began the search for a new director during a special-called meeting Tuesday.

    On Monday, Aug. 8, Chris Hamilton told the commission that his final day as Lebanon's tourism director would be this Friday, Aug. 19. Hamilton has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois. He has been the Lebanon tourism director for six years.

  • Youth Explosion is Saturday

    Lebanon First Baptist Church will hold its third annual Youth Explosion event this Saturday, Aug. 20.

    The event will last from 3-9 p.m. on Depot Street, which will be blocked off for the event, and it will feature a bouncy castle, fun and games, grilled food and refreshments.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Jerry Evans, deacon of Lebanon First Baptist Church, said the church is holding the event to give back to the community.