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    Mackville man dies in single-vehicle accident

    A Mackville man was pronounced dead after a collision at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, on KY 53, two miles north of Willisburg.

    Michael Sallee, 21, of Battle Road in Mackville was driving a 1995 Ford south on KY 53 when the accident occurred. Sallee dropped off the right shoulder of the road, struck a guardrail and then a tree. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

  • Dog dumper pleads not guilty

    Christina Gribbins pled not guilty Monday in Marion District Court to 23 charges of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Gribbins was arrested Feb. 7.

    She had been running "A New Leash Animal Rescue" and she collected dogs from surrounding shelters and rescue programs.

  • Black History Celebration is Feb. 26

    The public is invited to attend the Marion County Chapter of the NAACP's Black History Celebration at Centre Square Sunday, Feb. 26. This event will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

    The Rev. Dale Smith, the pastor of Tucker Chapel in Lebanon will be the guest speaker. The event will include performances by several musical groups. Black history monologues will also be presented.

    Rose Graves will be sharing an extensive black history display, and light refreshments will be served at the end of the program.

  • Senior center opens in renovated school

    Barbara Stratton has been coming to the Bradfordsville Senior Center for around two years.

    "I really enjoy it," the 71-year-old said. "Everybody laughs and cuts up."

    Stratton and her fellow seniors are also happy to have a new home. After meeting in the Bradfordsville Civic Center for years, the seniors now have a place to call their own.

  • Maddy's legacy lives on

    By Brandon Mattingly/Landmark News Service

    Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most thoughtful. The home of Juanita Hodgens and her husband Robert Hodgens, Sr. is where hundreds of pillowcase dresses have been made, mostly for young girls in Haiti, but some have also ended up in Africa and Mexico.

  • Made to order

    When Bill Mattingly left Marion County to attend college at the University of Kentucky, he thought he was leaving for good.

    "When I was in college, my plan was to never come back," Mattingly said.

    Instead after working for a few years as an insurance claims adjuster, he decided that Marion County is where he wanted to raise a family with his wife, Connie.

    "There's no question I made the right decision," he said.

  • Some county offices closed for Presidents Day

    Monday, Feb. 20, Presidents Day is a holiday for county employees.
    Some County Offices in the David R. Hourigan Government Center may be closed.
    The  Marion County Judge/Executive's Office and the Marion County Road and  Sanitation  Department will be closed for the holiday.
    The Property Valuation Office, County Clerk's Office and Sheriff's Office will be open that day.

  • Woman accused in graffiti case appears in court

    Deanna Rupa of Lebanon has been arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mischief in connection with graffiti that was spray-painted on a city-owned basketball court. Rupa has pled not guilty to the charge.

    On Feb. 8, someone used spray paint to vandalize the Cleaver Court basketball court with messages declaring a love for black coffee, black records, and Muhammad Ali. The spray paint was on both backboards, the basketball poles and the court.

  • Arts council plans black history event

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council is planning their second annual Black History Celebration. This year's event will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church on East Main Street.

    Featured this year will be beautiful music from three churches, including Bethal Star Church of Lebanon, First Baptist Church of Campbellsville and Holy Rosary Church of Springfield. Along with their adult and youth choirs, the First Baptist Church and Holy Rosary Church will also present Liturgical Dancers.

  • Doggie dumper to have her day in court

    A Campbellsville woman who confessed to dumping 23 dogs last month is scheduled to appear in Marion Circuit Court Monday, Feb. 20.

    Christina Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24. Tuesday of last week, she was arrested and charged with 23 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. She was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.