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  • City reminds public of political sign limitations

     The City of Lebanon issued the following announcement regarding political signs:

    City of Lebanon Ordinance 05-11 prohibits election signs to be erected more than 60 days prior to an election, and they must be removed within 5 days following the election.  Election signs may not be placed on public property, on rocks, trees, public fences, sign post, or on utility poles on public property.

     

  • Library will host Bluegrass program Friday

    The "Bluegrass in the Schools" program will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Marion County Public Library.

    The program was moved to the library because Marion County Public Schools will be closed. Musicians and music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend this program, which is sponsored by Farmers National Bank.

  • Marion County schools are closed Friday

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 24, due to hazardous road conditions in the eastern part of the county and extreme low temperatures, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. 

    According to the National Weather Service, overnight temperatures will reach -3. Tomorrow's high will be 19 degrees with wind chills values as low as -11 degrees.

  • Shipp sentenced to life in prison for killing deputy

     Dewayne Shipp has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes.

    Shipp, 50, of McDaniels pled guilty to Rakes' murder in December. At that time, the Commonwealth's Attorney recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly formally sentenced Shipp to life without parole on Thursday. Shipp was also give 10 years for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon to be served consecutively to his murder sentence.

  • Electrical fire reported on North Forest Wednesday

     The Lebanon Fire Department helped minimize the damage from a fire at 235 N. Forest Street on Wednesday morning.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 5:11 a.m. Jan. 22.

    "It was all contained up in the attic," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    He added that the fire appears to have started due to an electrical short, and Mattingly said he believes space heaters were a factor in causing the fire.

  • Two running for county judge

    Douglas Lee Mattingly of McElroy Pike was the first candidate to throw his hat in the ring in the 2014 race for Marion County judge/executive, and now he has some competition.

    David Daugherty of Loretto Road has also filed to run. Both candidates are running in the Democratic primary.

    Also, Chad Mattingly of Country Club Drive is the first candidate to file Marion County Clerk, and Lisa Nally-Martin is the first candidate to file for Marion County Attorney.

  • Tractor accident civil suit dismissed

    A civil lawsuit filed over a tractor accident that occurred the day of the Warrior Dash in 2012 has been dismissed.
    On Jan. 9, Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly signed an order dismissing the case and reaching a payment settlement on behalf of a minor.
    The accident occurred June 23, 2012. Steven Baudendistel of 1190 Popes Creek Road was driving a tractor that was pulling a trailer carrying several passengers who had left the site of the Warrior Dash obstacle race.

  • E911 committee meeting planned for Jan. 28

    A joint meeting of the Marion County E911 Advisory Committee, the Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Fiscal Court has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    The meeting will include an update on the MSAG (Master Street Addressing Guide) and possibly the election of officers.

  • Bluegrass festival, quilt show are this weekend

    The 2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will be held Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, at Marion County High School.
    The doors will open at 6 p.m. for Friday evening's "Come Play with Flatt Lonesome.”
    Also Friday, the second annual KBMK Soup Fest will be held in the high school cafeteria. For $8, diners can have soup or chili, cornbread, crackers, dessert and a choice of tea, lemonade or water.

  • Farm Bureau to host legislative breakfast

    The Marion County Farm Bureau is hosting its annual legislative breakfast at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, in Marion County Farm Bureau’s conference room located at 690 Metts Drive in Lebanon. State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative Terry Mills will be present to inform those attending of the current legislative issues, and to answer questions. The public is invited to attend. “We encourage any interested constituent to attend this open meeting,” said Larry Elder, president of Marion County Farm Bureau.