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  • Creating an unforgettable experience

    By Jon Freema,MusicRow magazine

    Jon Anthony (known to family and friends as Mark Horton) is the consummate radio man, and has spent his working life thus far trying to reach listening audiences far and wide.

  • Educational television

    Allie Evans entered the art classroom with an iPad in hand ready to shoot some video and, hopefully, find a few students to interview about their projects. Evans, an eighth-grader, is part of the communications class that writes, films, edits and produces a weekly newscast at Lebanon Middle School.

    "We have a ton of stuff," Evans said after returning in the classroom where she was reviewing that day's video. "And we only use about a third of what we actually take."

  • Author to speak in Lebanon about the American Quilt Trail

    Beautiful barn quilts are sprinkled throughout Marion County, and the author of a book devoted to those unique pieces of barnyard art will be making a stop in Lebanon soon.
    Suzi Parron, the author of "Barn Quilts And the American Quilt Trail Movement," will be giving a presentation at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at The Stillhouse in Lebanon. She will also be having a book signing until 6 p.m. that day.

  • Campbellsville Police seek help finding suspect in pharmacy break-in

    Campbellsville Police are looking for suspects in two recent crimes.
    At 4:36 a.m. March 28, someone broke into the Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy on the Campbellsville bypass. Upon arrival, officers observed that the suspect broke the glass to the front door to gain entrance. The pharmacy owner reported that an undetermined amount of narcotics had been stolen.
    Surveillance video shows a man wearing a brown ski mask, dark pants and shirt (possibly bib overalls), and wearing a camouflage jacket and blue gloves.

  • Marion County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. March 28 for several counties in central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    As a cold front moves through the region, showers and thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible, according to the weather service.

  • Graduation set for May 19

    The Class of 2012 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Marion County High School.
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the change during its meeting Tuesday evening at Lebanon Middle School.
    High School Principal Stacey Hall said he'd received multiple complaints about graduation being rescheduled from May 12 to May 19, but the change was necessary when the last day of school was moved to May 15.
    Hall said under the state law, they can't have graduation before the last day of school.

  • 12-year-old injured on bicycle

    A 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle was involved in a collision with a van Sunday afternoon on Barbersmill Road.
    At 12:50 p.m. March 25, Madalynn Thompson of Lebanon was riding her bike down a hill at Glasscock Elementary School when she attempted to turn north onto Barbersmill Road. According to the Kentucky State Police, Thompson collided with a 1997 Pontiac Van driven by Linda Coleman, 51, of Springfield, who was transporting Ajaihay Johnson, 3.
    Thompson was transported to Spring View Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

  • Easter egg hunt is Saturday

    The City of Lebanon will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 31, at Graham Memorial Park.

  • Gravel Switch man get seven years for rape

    Steven E. Orberson, 22, of 55 Hwy. 243 in Gravel Switch was ordered to serve seven years in prison for second-degree rape (two counts) and second-degree sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    He will serve his sentence concurrent with a case in Boyle County.
    According to the original indictment, Orberson was accused of engaging in sex with a person under 14 years of age on March 30 and April 2, 2011.

    Boldrick Avenue man indicted for rape

  • Accident kills Loretto woman

    A fatal accident on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Loretto woman and a Loretto man is recovering at University Hospital in Louisville.
    The accident happened at 3:53 p.m. in the 8000 block of Loretto Road in Bardstown. According to a Kentucky State Police report, Clara Renee Donahue, 44, was driving her 2002 Dodge Dakota southbound when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County coroner's office.