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  • Jets Over Kentucky event to take flight

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 8-14 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including Europe, Iceland, Asia, Mexico, Canada, Germany and an entire team from Spain.

    Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, will be experiencing Jets Over Kentucky for the first time this year.

  • New children's librarian started July 1

    A familiar face is moving into a new position at the Marion County Public Library.

    As of July 1, Patty May Brown is the new children's librarian.

    "I'm really looking forward to it," Brown said.

    She has worked at the library since July of 2010, most recently as the periodicals librarian.

  • Popes Creek tractor-wagon accident remains under investigation

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is still gathering information about the June 23 accident on Popes Creek Road involving a tractor pulling a wagon filled with people.

    At least 17 people, including a 21-month-old, were riding on the wagon at the time the driver of a 1953 Ford tractor, Steven Baudendistel, lost control causing the passengers to be thrown from the wagon.

  • Former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold

    The former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold.

    On June 13, Chris Gribbins of Hodgenville signed a deed of conveyance to purchase the business on KY Hwy. 84 (Main Street in Raywick) for $80,000 from the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill Limited Liability Company.

    Susie and David Riggle signed the deed as members of the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill LLC. The deed was filed with the Marion County Clerk's Office on June 18.

    Gribbins is now operating the business as Raywick Bar and Grill.

  • Some, not all, businesses saw benefits from Warrior Dash

    The Warrior Dash brought an estimated 10,000 people, including participants and spectators, to Marion County on June 23.

    Some local businesses saw big boosts as a result of the influx of visitors, but others saw hardly any customers as a result. But even some of the businesses that did not benefit financially from the race still saw it as a good event for the community.

  • Local, Red Frog officials review Warrior Dash

    No official decision has been made, but local officials and a Red Frog Events representative are already discussing what changes could be made if the Warrior Dash returns to Marion County in 2013.

    Most of those changes revolve around transportation issues.

  • Sara Brady is new Calvary Elementary principal

    Sara Brady of Lebanon has accepted the principal's position at Calvary Elementary School.

    "The council reviewed over 15 qualified applicants and after a strong interview process selected Mrs. Brady to lead the school," Dr. Chuck Hamilton, Marion County superintendent write in a press release. "Following Mrs. Pam Marks will be a difficult task, but the council felt Mrs. Brady was up to the job and shared the council's vision for the future of CES." 

  • Governor has authorized drought assistance

    The following announcment was issued by the Governor's Office:

  • 'Red Flag' warning issued; heat wave expected

    A red flag warning has been issued for southern Indiana and central Kentucky, including Marion County, for today, June 28, according the National Weather Service. The red flag warning will remain in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    A red flag warning is issued when critical fire conditions exist. These include strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures, which can create the potential for rapid wildfire growth, according to the weather service.

  • Popes Creek tractor-wagon accident remains under investigation

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is still gathering information about the June 23 accident on Popes Creek Road involving a tractor pulling a wagon filled with people.
    At least 17 people, including a 21-month-old, were riding on the wagon at the time the driver of a 1953 Ford Tractor, Steven Baudendistel, lost control causing the passengers to be thrown from the wagon.