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  • Discussion of burn ban, fire risks on fiscal court agenda

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, July 5, in Room 201 of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes a discussion of fire dangers, a burn ban, fire risks and fireworks caution.

    Other items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the June 21 meeting

    - Approval of a Homeland Security grant

    - Review and possible approval of a county employee disability insurance coverage

    - First reading of a Maker's Mark Distillery project bond ordinance

  • Lebanon man is arrested for stabbing in Springfield

    A Springfield man was injured after an altercation with a Lebanon man on Saturday morning at Carmona's on Perrvyille Road in Springfield.

    A verbal disagreement between Javier Lopez, of Springfield, and Janitzio Rodriguez, of Lebanon, turned physical when Rodriguez hit Lopez over the head with a bottle and then slit his throat with a knife.

    Rodriguez then fled the scene.

    Springfield City Police Officer A.J. Lewis said the incident occurred around 12:57 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Fire damages Pine View Drive home

    Firefighters from Marion and Nelson counties worked for hours to extinguish a fire July 3 at 225 Pine View Drive. The fire was reported to Lebanon Dispatch at 11:28 a.m., and firefighters remained on the scene until 7:56 p.m. to keep the fire contained.

    Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton said an electrical fire started in the main living room of the log home. It was difficult to extinguish because the fire was in a spot that was difficult to reach.

  • Lebanon City Council approves 2012-13 budget

    The Lebanon City Council held a pair of special-called meetings last week to approve the 2012-13 city budget.

    On Monday, June 25, the council voted 6-0 to approve the first reading of the budget. On Tuesday, June 26, the council approved the second reading, 4-0. Councilmen Jay Grundy and Jim Richardson were not present for the June 26 meeting.

  • Marion County teen represents state in Distinguished Young Woman competition

    Paige Wilson represented Kentucky in the 55th Distinguished Young Women National Finals this past weekend. Wilson, along with 49 other state representatives, has been in Mobile, Ala. for the past two weeks participating in community activities and preparing for the national scholarship competition.

  • George resigns as tourism commissioner

    Dennis George has stepped down from his seat on the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission due to changes in his work schedule.

    George noted in his resignation letter to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw on June 26, that he was doing so with regret.

    "I have supported the commission from the outset and will continue to do so," George wrote to Crenshaw.

    George was a member of the Lebanon City Council who voted in favor of creating a tourism commission.

  • Jets Over Kentucky event to take flight

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 8-14 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including Europe, Iceland, Asia, Mexico, Canada, Germany and an entire team from Spain.

    Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, will be experiencing Jets Over Kentucky for the first time this year.

  • New children's librarian started July 1

    A familiar face is moving into a new position at the Marion County Public Library.

    As of July 1, Patty May Brown is the new children's librarian.

    "I'm really looking forward to it," Brown said.

    She has worked at the library since July of 2010, most recently as the periodicals librarian.

  • Popes Creek tractor-wagon accident remains under investigation

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is still gathering information about the June 23 accident on Popes Creek Road involving a tractor pulling a wagon filled with people.

    At least 17 people, including a 21-month-old, were riding on the wagon at the time the driver of a 1953 Ford tractor, Steven Baudendistel, lost control causing the passengers to be thrown from the wagon.

  • Former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold

    The former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold.

    On June 13, Chris Gribbins of Hodgenville signed a deed of conveyance to purchase the business on KY Hwy. 84 (Main Street in Raywick) for $80,000 from the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill Limited Liability Company.

    Susie and David Riggle signed the deed as members of the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill LLC. The deed was filed with the Marion County Clerk's Office on June 18.

    Gribbins is now operating the business as Raywick Bar and Grill.