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  • Hearing rescheduled for alleged shooter of Deputy Anthony Rakes

    The man accused of murdering Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes has not yet decided if he will accept a plea agreement offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
    Dewayne Shipp, 50, was originally scheduled to have a hearing Dec. 5 in Marion Circuit Court, but that hearing has been rescheduled for Dec. 13.
    The Commonwealth’s Attorney made the offer to Shipp on Nov. 21, according to court records, but the details of that offer are not yet available.

  • Teen dies in car wreck

    A 2013 graduate of Marion County High School died Friday following an accident on Danville Highway.
    Colin Whitfill, 19, of Lebanon was the passenger in a vehicle that overturned around noon Dec. 6 on US 68, approximately three miles east of Lebanon.
    Whitfill was transported to Spring View Hospital following the accident. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:33 p.m. by the Marion County coroner.

  • Wreaths to remember

    This Saturday, scores of volunteers will help place more than 1,000 wreaths on graves at Lebanon National Cemetery to honor deceased veterans.
    The Lebanon National Cemetery is just one of many locations that will be part of Wreaths Across America at noon Saturday, Dec. 14.
    “Just come out and help us honor our fallen heroes,” said Hayden Johnson, who is helping coordinate the local event.
    Johnson said volunteers placed between 700 and 800 wreaths last year, and he expects they will have more than 1,000 wreaths this year.

  • No parade, but other holiday events still happening

    The Lebanon Main Street Committee has cancelled the Dickens Christmas parade this evening, but other Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival events are still taking place.

    After the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Marion County Heritage Center, Santa will be inside to visit with children and pose for photos from 6 to 9 p.m.

    Also, an arts and crafts fair is going on in the heritage center at the same time.

  • 2013 MCHS grad dies in Danville Highway accident

    A 2013 graduate of Marion County High School died Friday following an accident on Danville Highway.

    Colin Whitfill, 19, of Lebanon was the passenger in a vehicle that overturned around noon Dec. 6 on US 68 approximately three miles east of Lebanon.

    Whitfill was transported to Spring View Hospital following the accident. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:33 p.m. by the Marion County coroner.

  • Early dismissal for Marion County schools

    Marion County Public Schools will be dismissing at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 6, due to the expected winter weather, according to Superintendent Taylor Schlosser.

    St. Augustine Grade School will also have early dismissal at 1 p.m.

  • Missing Marion County woman has been found

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has located a missing 19-year-old woman who was last seen Tuesday afternoon.

    Candace Renee Tucker has been found, and her family has been contacted, according to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Courtney Deering.

    "She was located this morning and she is safe and sound," Deering said.

    Deering added that he did not want to say where Tucker was located.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for several central Kentucky counties, including Marion County. The advisory remains in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

    The weather service advises people in central Kentucky to be aware of possible deteriorating conditions, particularly on Friday, when temperatures are expected to drop.

    The conditions could bring "complex and messy" weather to the region. This may include snow, sleet and freezing rain.

  • Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch

    On Dec. 14, the public is invited to a Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon.
    The event will officially begin at noon with Cowboy Santa and his cowgirl elves. A local folk singer will be performing mountain folk Christmas songs, and there will be a photographer there to take photos of children with Santa.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Pope's Creek Ranch is located at 2250 Popes Creek Rd. For more information, contact Amber at 270-699-6790.

     

  • Lebanon native killed in Green County wreck

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly collision that occurred at 2:45 p.m., CDT, Saturday, Nov. 30 on KY 88 in Green County.

    Lebanon native Johnnie M. McElroy, 54, of Glasgow was driving a 2004 Chevy pickup truck west on KY 88 when a 2008 Ford pickup truck, being driven by Benny Scott, 67, of Hardyville, dropped off the shoulder of the road. According to police, Scott overcorrected, crossed the road and struck McElroy’s vehicle.

    McElroy was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County corner.