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  • Pink pumpkins for the cure

    Spring View Hospital had a pumpkin decorating contest for Breast Cancer Awareness last week and all of the proceeds benefited the hospital’s Relay for Life team. The pumpkin with the most donations won the contest. The pumpkin contest raised a total of $588 for the Spring View Hospital Relay for Life Team.
     

  • Tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Friday

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County, until 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

    According to the weather service, wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour are likely, with some gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Strong winds can affect driving, particularly in high profile vehicles. The winds could blow over weakened trees or blow around unsecured outdoor objects.

  • KSP arrest inmate who walked away from community service in 2010

    A Liberty man has been arrested more than three years after walking away from work release while he was being incarcerated at the Marion County Detention Center.
    James H. Shell, 48, was arrested at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 30 at Kentucky State Police Post 15, according to the state police.
    Shell walked away on March 17, 2010, while he was doing community service at the Marion County Animal Shelter, according to the Marion County Detention Center. At that time, Shell was being held on a flagrant non-support charge.

  • Lebanon mayor explains trick-or-treating is still set for tonight

    The following statement from Mayor Gary Crenshaw was provided by Lebanon City Hall regarding trick-or-treating in Lebanon: 

    Several communities surrounding Lebanon have decided to postpone Halloween Trick or Treat for this evening.  As of this moment the Weather Service is calling for Heavy rain today.  The Weather conditions have improved somewhat since yesterday.  Some of that Heavy rain is called for around 6:30 to 7:00 tonight.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the weather improved more during the day.

  • Top brass

    Marion County Band Director Curtis Bennett has seen a lot of growth by the Marching Knights since the start of the season.
    “It’s probably the most drastic improvement I’ve seen in a group ever,” Bennett said after Marion County’s performance in the Class AAAA semifinals Saturday at South Oldham. “We played ourselves into a shot at the finals. Most groups can’t say that.”

  • Turn your clocks back

    It's that time again. Time to fall back. At 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, the time will fall back one hour. Don't forget to change your clocks.

  • JROTC invites veterans, families to program

    The Marion County High School JROTC is hosting a Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Roby Dome.
    All veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend. The theme of this year’s program will be the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Lebanon.
     

  • UCCO seeks help with annual Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be hosting its 11th annual Henry L. Bell Thanksgiving Outreach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    To prepare for this event, the UCCO is seeking help from Marion County residents and businesses, churches and organizations. The UCCO will accept food and drinks, money, or other contributions to help with the event and organization expenses.
    Volunteers are also needed to cook, transport people and food, decorating, dining, advertising and correspondence, and clean up.

  • UPDATE: Halloween in the Park will be indoors

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be hosting Halloween in the Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 31.

    However, trick-or-treaters should be aware that Halloween in the Park has been moved to indoors to the batting cages near the new Little League fields and concession stand.

    Trick or treating in Lebanon will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

    In Loretto, trick or treating will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
     

  • Halloween activities in Bradfordsville moved to old school

    Trick or treating in Bradfordsville has been moved indoors for Halloween.

    Trick-or-treaters should go to the old Bradfordsville School and Community Building gym at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, for a safe and dry place to pass out and receive candy.

    Bradfordsville is also hosting a haunted house through Nov. 2.

    Visitors can go through the Haunted House from 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1-2 at the old Bradfordsville School building.

    Guests returning from last year should know they have all new features and haunts this year.