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  • Winter weather advisory issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Marion County from 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, until 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a snow advisory. Rain is expected to change into snow after sunset, according to the weather service.

    Accumulations of one to two inches are expected, and drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel on Wednesday morning. Also, wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour could reduce visibility at times.

  • Mother charged with DUI after accident with child in vehicle

    A 40-year-old mother was arrested for driving under the influence while her 5-year-old son was in her vehicle after colliding with a rock wall Thursday afternoon.

    Pamela Bennett of Campbellsville was arrested for DUI third offense, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure to produce an insurance card and failure to maintain insurance, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • Couple looking to rebuild after house fire

    A Lebanon couple is looking to rebuild after a house fire damaged much of their Lisa Avenue home on Feb. 18.

    Neither Anthony nor Melissa Carrington were home at the time of the fire.

    “We lost everything,” Melissa Carrington said. “We couldn’t salvage anything out of there.”

    The couple are staying at the Hampton Inn for now, and they are in the process of finding a place to rent until they are able to move back into their home at 641 Lisa Avenue. Melissa said that could be between four and six months.

  • Superintendent recommends school calendar amendments for snow days, girls state basketball tourney

    Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton made several recommendations regarding the school calendar during Tuesday night's school board meeting, including the possible dismissal of school if the Marion County High School Lady Knights make it to the second round of the KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament.

  • People who help people

    Stella Porter lives a simple life.
    She shies away from the limelight. She’s more of a behind-the-scenes person. But, the work she does in her community and in her church doesn’t go unnoticed.
    In fact, this Saturday Porter will be receiving the Genevieve Boone Award at the 2013 African American Catholic Leadership Awards Banquet. This award is given to an individual who has been a trailblazer in the areas of cultural enrichment, education and formation.

  • Peachy Keene

    As a Lebanon Police Officer, Henry Keene has seen the effects drugs and poor decisions can have on individuals and the community.
    As the Lebanon DARE Officer, he tries to teach children how to make good decisions.
    “It’s teaching kids to make decisions when nobody’s looking,” Keene said. “When they are under peer pressure, are they able to evaluate and respond and make a good decision?”
    Keene, 46, said DARE did not exist when he was growing up, and he thinks about that whenever he arrests someone close to his own age.

  • Marion County will not accept Taylor County animals

    In light of the recent announcement that the Taylor County Animal Shelter will no longer adopt out animals, the Marion County Fiscal Court wants it publicly known that the Marion County Animal Shelter will not accept animals from Taylor County.
    The magistrates said the Marion County shelter should verify with a driver’s license that only Marion County residents are dropping off animals at the Marion County shelter.

  • State Department of Agriculture investigates Taylor County Animal Shelter

    Taylor County Animal Shelter has come under fire again, this time for whether it misused state grant funding to build a shelter that will soon no longer offer pets for adoption.
    Shawn Moffitt was one of two Campbellsville residents who spearheaded a protest recently at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    But James Comer, commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture, says the $150,000 grant the shelter received to build its new facility does not require that animals be up for adoption at the facility.

  • E911 could be in place before the end of the year

    Marion County could have Enhanced 911 before the end of the year.
    Marion County is looking to tie into the Central Kentucky 911 Network, which is based in Lexington, as a way to save costs on the implementation and upkeep of E911 service. David Lucas, the Lexington 911 director, said he hopes to have Marion County online in the third quarter of this year.
    Lucas made his comments Feb. 19 during the first meeting of the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee. The committee includes local officials, the heads of various county emergency services, and citizens.

  • Lebanon man facing rape, sodomy charges

    Christopher Reardon, 21, of 25 Parish Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree rape (four counts), first-degree attempted sodomy (two counts), and first-degree sexual abuse.