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  • Blown away

    At least one person was injured and several structures were damaged as a result of a severe storm that Marion County Friday evening, April 15. In addition to roof damage and trees in the road, the winds also caused a 20-foot wide by 70-foot tall silo to collapse on Randall Lawson's farm on Willies Trail Road.

  • Wind advisory in effect

    A wind advisory is in effect for central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, according to the National Weather Service.

    Sustained winds of 15-25 can be expected this afternoon and evening with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. According to the weather service, vehicles with high profiles traveling on east to west highways will be most affected by southerly wind gusts. Outdoor furniture and other unsecured objects may be blown by the wind.

  • Strong winds cause damage

    Steve VanDyke was watching a movie on the SyFy Channel when a big wind interrupted his program. "I said, 'It sounded like the roof blew off,'" he said. "[Joyce, his wife] went outside. She said, 'It did.'"
    VanDyke was inside his business, Lebanon Pawn and Gun, 139 Cemetery Road, when the storm blew through Lebanon. He compared the sound to a freight train.
    "It just sounded like somebody stomping on tin, tin rattling," he said.

  • KSP investigating murder of 22-year-old

    No arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Loretto man who was killed Wednesday. However, the Kentucky State Police have spoken with the victim's girlfriend, and a Bardstown man has spoken with the state police and the Nelson County Sheriff's Department about the murder.

  • Secretary of State candidate - Alison Grimes

    Alison Lundergan Grimes

     

    (Grimes did not fill out a questionnaire. The information below was taken from a phone interview.)

     

    Date of birth: I won't be the youngest Secretary of State if elected, but I will be one of the youngest female Secretarys of State, if I am elected. Trey Grayson was 30. I will be 33.

     

    FAMILY: 

  • Secretary of State Candidate Questionnaire - Elaine Walker

    Elaine N. Walker

     

    ADDRESS: 1303 State Street Bowling Green, KY

     

    Date of birth: August 1951 

     

    FAMILY: Married for 33 years to C. Dorian Walker.  Daughter, Erin, age 28, television producer/writer currently pursuing MBA at Columbia University; Son, Evan, age 26, Project Engineer, Turner Universal.

     

  • Walk? Run? Bike? Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike is Saturday

    Featuring a choice of 5K road race or 10K bike ride, the Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike is designed to get everybody energized for spring this Saturday, April 16, in Lebanon.

    The 5K is open to serious competitors, joggers, walkers and families. The 10K bike ride is just for fun but the scenery is great and the route meanders past the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • Kentucky Writers Day is this weekend

    Authors, musicians, playwrights, poets and songwriters will stop by central Kentucky this weekend for the 2011 Kentucky Writers Day.

    The writing celebration is hosted each year by Historic Penn's Store in honor of Robert Penn Warren (who was born April 24). Penn's Store is located south of Gravel Switch off of Hwy. 243.

    The weekend's activities kick-off at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Off Broadway Cafe, 158 N. Third Street in Danville.

  • County approves funding for youth sports programs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved funding for the Marion County Middle School baseball team and for the local 4-H shooting sports program.

    The court approved these requests during its April 7 meeting.

    Jessica Bagwell, the coordinator for the 4-H Sure Shots, and members of the team made their request to the magistrates. The court agreed to provide $2,500 from the general fund.

  • Council tables tourism decision

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has received a temporary reprieve.

    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council tabled the first reading of an amendment to the city's tourism ordinance that would have eliminated the restaurant tax that provides the bulk of the commission's revenue stream.

    Instead, the council voted 5-1 to allow the commission to develop a plan for changes within 90 days of receiving input from community organizations. Councilman Jerry Abell cast the dissenting vote.