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  • 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.

  • Obamacare will work, Beshear promises on 'Meet the Press'

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News

    Citing Kentucky examples, Gov. Steve Beshear promised a national audience on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning that the federal health-reform law will work, despite problems with the federal insurance exchange and doubts that the overall law will work.

  • Pumpkins aplenty

    Lebanon Elementary School had a pumpkin decorating contest recently. Students were instructed to decorate a pumpkin after one of their favorite book characters.

  • Soldiers return home from training mission

    Serving their country is not an easy job for soldiers, but it’s also tough on the family members left behind.
    Soldiers from the Campbellsville National Guard unit returned home Wednesday after completing a 10-month deployment in Jordan. According to Staff Sgt. Gary Scott with the Campbellsville unit, 15 soldiers from B-Battery 1/623rd Field Artillery were serving as part of a training mission. He said the local guardsmen trained Jordanian soldiers for missions they would perform in Afghanistan.

  • Trash pick-up Wednesday in Bradfordsville

    Due to Halloween being Thursday, garbage pick-up in Bradfordsville will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

    Trick or treating will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Bradfordsville.