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  • Heart of Kentucky Antique and Craft Fair is March 5-6

    Antique and craft dealers will come from all over the state and beyond to create a shopping and viewing delight Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Lebanon.

    The show is set in the Convention Complex at Centre Square. All the bases are covered from baskets to Amish baskets, birdhouses, pottery and floral displays to jewelry, art photography, soaps and natural art.

  • A challenge to succeed

    Donald Smith returned to Marion County Sunday, and he issued a challenge to the community.

    "It's time that you take control of your own destiny," he said.

    To do that, he said people need to stop listening to the wrong voices, to act based on where they are going, and to find a purpose for their lives.

  • St. Francis man receives probation for cruelty to animals

    Richard Niles, 70, of 580 St. Francis Road in St. Francis pled guilty to second-degree cruelty to animals Monday of last week after being accused of shooting one of his neighbor's dogs.

    He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, but that was probated for 24 months on the condition that there be no further problems.

    He was ordered to pay $112.31 in restitution.

    Niles originally pleaded not guilty to the charges in January.

  • Leave-ing Lebanon

    Many tobacco farmers will have a new destination when they take their tobacco to market later this year - Danville.

    Phillip Morris USA has had a receiving station at the Tobacco Services, Inc., warehouse in Lebanon for years, but the company's contract growers will take their leaves to Danville instead. Ken Garcia, a spokesperson for Phillip Morris USA, said local farmers were informed of the decision during a recent meeting of tobacco growers.

  • Counterfeit $100 bills may have originated in Marion County

    Landmark News Service

    Although two $100 counterfeit bills were passed in Bardstown recently, at least one of them was unbeknownst to the person presenting it.

  • Two recovering after accident on Ky. 208

    Two Marion Countians are recovering from a one-vehicle accident Monday, Feb. 28.

    Donna Simpson, 57, of Lebanon and Johnny McQueen, 48, of Loretto were initially treated at Spring View Hospital before they were transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. Both are listed in fair condition as of Tuesday morning.

    According to the state police, Simpson was driving a 1995 Chevrolet eastbound on Ky. 208. McQueen was a passenger in her vehicle. 

  • Severe weather possible through Friday morning

    Officials with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are monitoring heavy thunderstorms, expected to last through Friday morning.

    The storm may bring  mix of weather, including strong winds, hail, heavy rain, and the potential for localized flooding and tornadoes. The most significant risk for severe weather is predicted for parts of western and central Kentucky along the Tennessee border.

  • First three days of Spring Break to be used as makeup days

    The Marion County Board of Education voted 4 to 1 to use the first three days of Spring Break as makeup days during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 22.

  • African-Americans helped shape Marion County

    Each February, the country recognizes Black History Month to acknowledge the contributions of African-Americans to our nation's development.

    African-Americans have played important roles in Marion County for centuries. With that in mind, here are some notable examples of how blacks have helped shape our county.

    Military service

  • No one injured in school bus accident

    Seven students, two school employees and another driver (whose identity was unknown as of press time) were all taken to Spring View Hospital Monday morning after a traffic accident, but no one was injured.