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  • Father files civil suit over son's death

    A Lebanon man has filed a civil lawsuit against the man facing a murder charge in connection with his son's death.
    David D. Litsey Sr. filed a complaint July 24 in Marion Circuit Court against Christopher P. Gribbins and his bar, the Raywick Bar and Grill. Litsey's son, David Litsey Jr., died Nov. 9, 2012, after he was shot outside of the Raywick establishment. Litsey Jr. was 22.
    Gribbins was the bar owner at the time of the shooting, and he has entered a not guilty plea to the murder charge.

  • Spring View Hospital facing civil suit

    A Springfield woman has filed a civil suit against Spring View Hospital in connection with her husband's death.
    Kathleen Wright filed her complaint July 22 in Marion Circuit Court. According to the complaint, Wright accuses the hospital of causing the death of her husband, David Wright, through “acts of omission and/or commission.”

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary, kidnapping

    Joseph D. Ford, 19, of 50 Woodville Drive in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree burglary, kidnapping a minor, first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.

  • Internet issues affecting many

    Residents throughout Marion County have reported severe reductions in Internet speeds in recent months, and many of them are getting fed up.
    “I’ve had numerous phone calls from people,” State Senator Jimmy Higdon said. “I’ve had numerous, numerous complaints.”
    Higdon has referred people to the Public Service Commission (1-800-772-4636).

  • Local veterans reflect on the end of the Korean War

    On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed that ended three years of fighting in the Korean War. Sixty years later, a few Marion County natives took some time to reflect on their service in that conflict.
    Officially, the military intervention in Korea was seen as a "police action," but Sonny Pickerill, 83, saw it differently.
    "It was all out war," he said.

  • Lebanon man gets 13 years for assault, abuse of children

    Christopher A. Reardon, 22, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to 13 years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for seven counts of second-degree assault and one count of first-degree criminal abuse.
    Reardon was originally indicted for first-degree assault and seven counts of criminal abuse stemming from incidents involving a 1-year-old female, a 2-year-old male, a 3-year-old female and a 5-year-old female between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 last year.

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  • Pipeline opponents urge education, action

    Local and state officials, an environmental attorney, and hundreds of citizens packed Loretto City Hall Monday evening for an informational meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    Moderator Tom Brahm opened the meeting by encouraging everyone to contact state and local officials to share their thoughts on the project.
    "The only way for evil to win is for good men to do nothing," Brahm said.

  • MCHS principal resigns

    School starts in Marion County one week from today, and the Marion County Public School district is searching for two principals.
    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School is currently searching for a principal after Lee Ann Divine resigned this month to become the principal at Mercer County Elementary School. And, Thursday night, July 25, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall sent an email to his staff announcing his resignation.

  • Vacant school board seat to remain empty until October

    On top of searching for two new principals, the Marion County Board of Education is searching for a new school board member, too.

  • GES continues search for new principal

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School continues its search for a new principal.
    Former principal Lee Ann Divine announced her resignation July 9. She’s been the principal at GES for 12 years, but she resigned after accepting a principal position at Mercer County Elementary School in Harrodsburg.
    Until a principal is hired, Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser appointed John Brady, former St. Charles Middle School principal, to serve as interim.