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  • 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.

  • Police want ‘good neighbors’ in fight against crime

    A Lebanon woman was robbed in her garage two weeks ago, and the Kentucky State Police are still investigating the case.
    In light of that incident, local law enforcement are encouraging city and county residents to be good neighbors by being aware of and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

  • Grimes featured guest at Dems dinner

    Last week’s Marion County Democratic Party’s annual dinner also served as a campaign stop for U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
    “Can we move the state of Kentucky from team Mitch to team switch?” she asked the hundreds of partisans in attendance.
    “Yes,” they replied.
    “Mitch” is incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is up for re-election in 2014. McConnell is also facing a Republican primary challenge from Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.

  • County moving closer to E911

    Marion County and Lebanon city officials started their most recent attempt to acquire Enhanced 911 two years ago, and they are still inching closer to making the service a reality.
    “The stars have kind of aligned,” Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told a joint meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court, the Lebanon City Council and emergency service representatives Oct. 24 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

  • Jailer hopes to reduce budget issues

    At the Marion County Fiscal Court’s Oct. 3 meeting, Marion County Jailer Barry Brady reported that the detention center’s revenues could be more than $400,000 behind budgeted projections by the end of December.
    The magistrates asked Brady to look into what could be done, and he presented his report at Thursday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • Ex-deputy jailer facing rape charge

    Sheila A. Orberson, 48, of 3595 Riley Road in Gravel Switch was indicted for third-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court last week.
    According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 4, Orberson subjected a person who is incarcerated, supervised, evaluated or treated for offenses to sexual intercourse while she was a jailer, employee, contractor, vendor or volunteer of the Department of Corrections or a detention facility.
    Orberson was employed at the Marion County Detention Center at the time of the alleged incident.

  • Kinder Morgan contacts county about pipeline

    While the companies working on the Bluegrass Pipeline project have started acquiring property in Kentucky in hopes of building a new pipeline, a second project — which already has easements and pipelines in place — is also in the works.
    Instead of building a new pipeline, Kinder Morgan and MarkWest Utica are hoping to convert an existing pipeline to carry natural gas liquids to the Gulf of Mexico.