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  • Field fires interrupt fire school

    As hundreds of firefighters from across the state were participating in the Marion County Fire School, local departments were busy responding to three separate fires Sunday afternoon.

    The Loretto Fire Department was called to a cornfield fire at 1:38 p.m. on Ruben Smith Road. They were assisted by New Hope, New Haven, Lebanon and Raywick fire departments. The Marion County Rescue Squad and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    By the time the scene was cleared at 4:40 p.m., the fire had charred an estimated 60-75 acres.

  • District judicial candidate: Connie Sullivan Phillips

    Connie Sullivan Phillips

  • U.S. Senate candidate - Jack Conway

    Jack Conway   1. First, what would you consider your priorities if you are elected? First of all, jobs, job creation. We have 10 percent unemployment in this state. People feel like whatever they are doing in Washington, it's not working. It's not working in places like Lebanon, and that's why I'm focused on a hometown tax credit and a jobs plan. Now, I have an opponent when asked if he had a jobs plan said that people needed to work for lesser wages and needed some tough love. And I actually have a jobs plan.

  • School Board District Five candidate: Ed Hacker

    Edward Hacker   Age: 63   Address: 2900 St. Francis Road, St. Francis, Ky. 40062   Educational background: Decatur High School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1965 Graduate United Electronics Institute, Louisville, Ky..

  • Veterans Day program is Sunday

    A Veterans Day program has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    American Legion Post 49 will host the program, which is also being sponsored by VFW Marple Caldwell Post 5910 and the American Legion Auxiliary.

    The Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School band will participate in the program.

  • Election Day, 2010

    Today, Nov. 2, is Election Day 2010.

    If you haven't been to the polls, go vote. If you've already voted, check back here later for election results.

    Here are the contested races in the county.

  • Epps arrested for DUI

    Anthony Epps, Marion County High School boys basketball head coach, was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday morning, Oct. 23, near the neighborhood of Hamilton Heights in Lebanon.

    The arresting officer, Sgt. Greg Young of the Lebanon Police Department, said he observed Epps driving on West Main Street in Lebanon. After observing his driving, he then decided to make a traffic stop. Young made the stop in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood at 2:06 a.m.

  • Marching Knights to compete in state semi-finals

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights earned sixth place in Class 4A West Regional competition Saturday at Owensboro High School with a score of 78, and will be competing in the state semi-finals this Saturday.

    "We had a great performance on Saturday. The best of the year," Band Director Shane Mitchell said. "We are constantly focused on making the current performance the best one so far. This band has performed better and better every weekend out."

  • Epps suspended for 10 days

    Anthony Epps has been suspended for 10 days without pay following his arrest for driving under the influence Saturday morning, Oct. 23.

    Epps, the Marion County High School boys basketball coach, will be suspended without pay from Oct. 26 through Nov. 10. He will miss the first two games of the season, Dec. 3 and 7, according to personnel actions shared with the Marion County Board of Education during its Oct. 26 meeting.

  • Local doctor remains at U of L

    Dr. Daniel Bailey remained in critical condition Monday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Bailey was involved in an ATV accident Oct. 23. He was flown to Louisville Oct. 24, and he has been there since.