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  • Finley man dies after ATV/truck collision

    William J. "Billy Joe" Cecil of Finley died Sunday evening, Aug. 11, following a two-vehicle collision at 7:09 p.m. Sunday on KY 208, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Joseph M. Spalding, 28, of Lebanon was driving a 2002 Chevy pickup east on KY 208. Spaulding crossed the centerline and struck Cecil, 40, who was driving a 2012 Polaris Razor ATV, the state police reported. Cecil was pronounced dead following the collision.

  • N. Spalding house damaged by fire

    A house belonging to a local teacher and a former Enterprise and Springfield Sun reporter was damaged by a fire Friday.

    At 11:25 a.m., the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to 475 N. Spalding Avenue. When firefighters arrived on the scene, smoke was visible coming from the roof of the house.

    When the firefighters were able to open the front door, black smoke came out.

  • Public Hearing on Heartland Parkway Project tonight in Taylor County

    The following is an announcement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet regarding a public hearing regarding the Heartland Parkway project. The meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. tonight at Taylor County High School.

  • Angel named to wildlife commission

    Dr. James R. Angel of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the 4th District on the Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission by Gov. Steve Beshear. Angel will officially join the commission Aug. 14. Angel’s term will expire Aug. 13, 2017.

     

  • Little Knights Cheer Clinic is Sept. 7

    The Marion County High School cheerleaders will be hosting a clinic for girls K-8th grade on Sept. 7. On Sept. 13, the girls will have the opportunity to perform at Marion County’s home football game.
    For more information, contact one of the coaches via email: paige.hassman@sccky.edu or courntey.muprhy@marion.kyschools.us.
    Forms can be picked up at all the schools in Marion County including St. Augustine.
     

  • Cinema at the Square

    Friday, Centre Square was packed with fun and festivities as the Marion County Public Library put on its annual Cinema at the Square event.
    Children of many ages were treated to inflatable activities, such as a slide and bouncies, and treats were served at low prices.
    The event itself was sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
    This year’s movie was “Journey to the Center of the Earth 2” starring Duane “The Rock” Johnson.

  • She’s Country

    “She’s Country.”
    That was the theme for the 2014 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman program, and it describes this year’s winner, Bailey Spalding, to a tee.
    She’s grown up enjoying her “Pepaw’s” farm in Arbuckle, she studied agri-business during the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer and she’s taking several agriculture courses during her senior year at Marion County High School.
    Heck, she’s even preg-checked a cow.
    It doesn’t get any more country than that.

  • E911 committee discusses addressing requirements

    Emergency services representatives, county and city officials and Lebanon Postmaster Tony Young met July 31 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center to discuss countywide addressing standards.
    County Attorney Joe Mattingly prepared the draft ordinance.
    The discussion covered some suggested changes to the specific language in the ordinance, but the intent is to establish more uniform addressing throughout Marion County, including requiring address numbers to be visibly posted throughout the county.
    The ordinance covers a range of addressing issues, such as:

  • The history of Junior Miss

    To commemorate Marion County's 50th Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman program, the Marion County Heritage Center hosted a special event Friday, Aug. 2, to unveil a new permanent exhibit dedicated to the program. The exhibit includes items donated from several past winners.
     

  • Governor's son representing controversial pipeline company

    By Ryan Quinn
    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s son, attorney Andrew Beshear, is representing a company working to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky.
    Andrew Beshear visited the state Public Service Commission with pipeline representatives in April.