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Local News

  • Wrecks claim 3 lives in 1 week

    A tragic week in and around Marion County included multiple automobile accidents, three fatalities and multiple injuries.

    The accidents occurred Wednesday, Aug. 24, on Springfield Highway and Sunday, Aug. 28, on McElroy Pike and Short Line Pike.

    Washington County man killed in head-on collision

  • Drug testing company chosen for MCHS

    MC Consultant Services has been selected to conduct student drug testing for the 2011-12 school year at Marion County High School, according to a news release from Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton.

  • School bullying

    Getting on the school bus Tuesday, Aug. 23, Rachel Lamkin had a feeling that something bad was going to happen.

    Earlier in the school day, she had been warned about a possible fight on the bus. Taking her seat, Rachel noticed many of the students on the bus had their cell phones out, as if they were preparing to photograph or videotape something.

  • Chamber Connection

    Upcoming Events

    The Five O'clock Somewhere and the chamber monthly luncheon will not be held during the month of September due to Marion County Country Ham Days. They will both resume in October. The IFOS will be sponsored by Bluegrass Cellular and the monthly luncheon will be sponsored by Inter County Energy.

    2011 Marion County Country Ham Days T-Shirt Presale

  • Cinema at the Square is Friday

    Cinema at the Square, which was originally planned for Aug. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, at Johnston Field at Centre Square.

    Disney's "Tangled" will be the feature film. The gates will open at 7 p.m. and the movie is scheduled to begin at dark. The event is free to the public.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome, although vendors will be selling pizza, hot dogs, snacks, soft drinks and more. Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  • Block Party this weekend

    The Generation Gap is hosting its annual Block Party Sept. 2-4 at the Cardinal Den on M.L. King Avenue.

    In addition to food, music and live entertainment, there will also be contests and cornhole tournaments. To participate in the cornhole tournament, participants must sign up by 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tournaments will begin at 5 p.m. There is an entry fee for the tournaments.

  • Governor appoints Lebanon man to working group

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced several appointments to state boards and commissions, and one of those appointees is a Lebanon resident.

    Keith Brock was named to the Waste Tire Working Group. Brock is the Marion County solid waste coordinator, and he is representing the Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky. His term expires Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Putting Christ at the Centre (Square)

    For two days in September, Centre Square will become a center of worship and praise.

    The Heart of Kentucky Christian Youth Rally is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 at Johnston Field.

    Sharon Stafford, one of the three organizers of the event, said she attended similar rallies in Campbellsville and Greensburg in recent years.

    "It's just something that the Lord laid on my heart, to get a Christian youth rally here in Lebanon," she said.

  • Missing Lebanon native possibly in Lexington

    Lebanon native Larry Lee, who has been missing since Aug. 4 when he walked away from a personal-care home in Pendleton County, was reportedly seen at the Community Inn on Winchester in Lexington Aug. 20-21, according to his sister, Melissa Lee Knight.

    During the past week, members of Lee's family have spent every day and night searching there but have been unable to locate him.

    "We now have hope that he is alive and surviving," Knight said.

  • Rooms for rent

    The Marion County Judicial Center is open for business on North Spalding Avenue, right next door to the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    That means that the Marion County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Lebanon is now vacant.

    But Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly hopes it doesn't stay vacant for too long.

    "In some counties, they actually razed the building and made green space out of it," he said.