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  • Standing in solidarity with local Sisters

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Landmark News Service

    Supporters of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, as well as members of the Sisters of Loretto, lined the sidewalks on North Fifth Street and West Stephen Foster Avenue May 29 to show their disapproval of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (VCDF). 

  • Unwelcome guest

    Marion County's social host ordinance has been on the books for nearly four years and in that time not one person has been cited for violating the law. Nevertheless, local officials and supporters of the law believe it is making a difference.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said he thinks the community's tolerance for underage drinking has gone down, but he believes the social host ordinance also serves as a deterrent.

  • Turtleman takes on The Big Apple

    The verdict is out on whether or not "Today Show" host Matt Lauer is a Turtleman fan, but the rest of New York City thinks he's "snapperlicious."

    "They love me here," Ernie Brown Jr., the Turtleman, said Thursday afternoon via telephone from The Big Apple. "People keep coming up to me wanting autographs, taking pictures. It's a big place up here."

  • Volunteers needed for Warrior Dash

    With more than 5,000 people already signed up to participate in the state's inaugural Warrior Dash, event organizers are looking for volunteers to help make the event run more smoothly.

    The event will take place on Saturday, June 23, at Popes Creek Ranch in Lebanon.

    Who can help:

  • Gravel Switch firefighter in critical condition following motorcycle accident

    Gravel Switch firefighter Larry Vaughn was flown to University Hospital in Louisville Saturday morning as a result of injuries in a motorcycle accident. He was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.

    Vaughn, 39, was riding westbound on a 2004 Honda motorcycle on E. Main Street in Lebanon when the collision occurred around 7:44 a.m. Vaughn was riding behind a 2005 Chevy Equinox driven by Sadie Luckett, 70, of Springfield.

  • Special city council meeting at 6 tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at city hall.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw will deliver his annual budget address at the meeting.

  • The 4-day 400 Mile Sale is longer than ever

    From May 31 to June 3, hundreds of yard sales will set up all along historic Hwy. 68 from the Ohio/Kentucky border near Old Washington to Sharpe, Kentucky just south of Paducah near the Illinois/Kentucky border. This year, the route has expanded to include a section of Hwy 641, which starts in Paris, Tenn., and travels north through Puryear, Hazel and Murray before connecting with Hwy. 68 in Aurora.

  • Fire causes damage to Bell Hollow home

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire around 11:30 p.m. Sunday evening at 470 Bell Hollow Road.

    "The fire was contained to one bedroom," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    Mattingly said the homeowner Gill Sullivan was at home at the time of the fire with his family, but no one was injured. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The house did receive heat and smoke damage.

    "It's a big clean-up job," Mattingly said.

  • Old Mill Days is June 8-9

    Bradfordsville will celebrate Old Mill Days June 8 and 9.

    The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, June 8, with vendors, a carnival, a scavenger hunt (sign up at city hall), games at the baseball field (including three-legged races, sack races and water balloon toss), and the Hide the Mill contest.

    The pet show will be held at the small pavilion at 5:30 p.m., and the old timer's baseball game begins at 6 p.m.

  • Sheriff attends National Sheriffs Institute

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements participated in the 102nd National Sheriffs Institute in Aurora, Col., April 29-May 5. The program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and  the National Sheriffs Association.

    The NIC is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Clements is the first sheriff from Marion County to participate in the program.