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  • Marion County soldiers are back from Iraq

    A groups of soldiers from Marion County have returned home after completing a tour of duty in Iraq.

    Sgt. James "Tim" Smothers, Cpt. Justin Roederer, Sgt. Anthony Clark, Sgt. Steven Glover and Spc. Robert "B.J." Thompson Jr. returned to Ft. Knox Sunday afternoon for a short welcome home ceremony. Afterwards, they were greeted by friends and family before returning to Marion County.

    A convoy of local law enforcement and emergency personnel escorted some of the soldiers from the county line to the Lebanon Police Department.

  • Missing Casey County man has been found

    A Casey County man who was reported missing has been found. Kentucky State Police report that Thomas Bell, 55, who was reported missing earlier today, Oct. 5, has been located and seems to be doing well.

  • Planned outage will affect parts of Marion, Taylor counties Oct. 6

    Parts of Marion and Taylor counties can expect a temporary power outage Thursday, Oct. 6, according to the Lebanon office of Inter-County Energy Cooperative.

    The outage is planned from 10:30 a.m. until around noon on Oct. 6 for the conversion of transformers.

    The streets that will be affected are:

    - Scott's Ridge

    - Maple Road

    - Saloma Road

    - Arvin Pike Road

  • Emergency management director resigns

    After exactly eight years on the job, Kenny Blair has resigned as the Marion County Emergency Management Director. Blair submitted his resignation Sept. 26 to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    "I enjoyed all of it," Blair said. "We've had some tough disasters. I appreciate the [fiscal] court's support and all the people."

  • Field Trip Roundup at Calvary Elementary

    Students in Tammy Parman's fifth grade class at Calvary Elementary School perform an original skit entitled, "Field Trip Roundup," during the Marion County Board of Education's meeting Sept. 27. The play incorporated the school's cowboy/western theme with drama, music, dancing and art.

  • Details on deputy jailers are released

    A pair of former Marion County deputy jailers were observed receiving contraband that was later found with inmates inside the Marion County Detention Center, according to an affidavit filed in federal court recently.

  • Outhouse Blowout is Saturday

  • Japanese Cultural Day is Oct. 9

    Japanese Cultural Day will be held Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon. The event is normally held earlier in the year, but was postponed in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake that affected Japan in March.

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation will be hosting the events from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. The celebration will include martial arts, dancing, drumming, food and games.

    The schedule of events is as follows:

    - 1:15  - Yosakoi (Japanese dancing)

  • Tourist commission moves forward in search for director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission met Sept. 27 in executive session to narrow down its list of applicants for the vacant executive director's seat. The commission received 30 applications.

    Commission Treasurer Dave Winebrenner said the commissioners narrowed the list to six possible candidates during last week's meeting.

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.