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  • Election Day, 2010

    Today, Nov. 2, is Election Day 2010.

    If you haven't been to the polls, go vote. If you've already voted, check back here later for election results.

    Here are the contested races in the county.

  • Epps arrested for DUI

    Anthony Epps, Marion County High School boys basketball head coach, was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday morning, Oct. 23, near the neighborhood of Hamilton Heights in Lebanon.

    The arresting officer, Sgt. Greg Young of the Lebanon Police Department, said he observed Epps driving on West Main Street in Lebanon. After observing his driving, he then decided to make a traffic stop. Young made the stop in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood at 2:06 a.m.

  • Marching Knights to compete in state semi-finals

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights earned sixth place in Class 4A West Regional competition Saturday at Owensboro High School with a score of 78, and will be competing in the state semi-finals this Saturday.

    "We had a great performance on Saturday. The best of the year," Band Director Shane Mitchell said. "We are constantly focused on making the current performance the best one so far. This band has performed better and better every weekend out."

  • Epps suspended for 10 days

    Anthony Epps has been suspended for 10 days without pay following his arrest for driving under the influence Saturday morning, Oct. 23.

    Epps, the Marion County High School boys basketball coach, will be suspended without pay from Oct. 26 through Nov. 10. He will miss the first two games of the season, Dec. 3 and 7, according to personnel actions shared with the Marion County Board of Education during its Oct. 26 meeting.

  • Local doctor remains at U of L

    Dr. Daniel Bailey remained in critical condition Monday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Bailey was involved in an ATV accident Oct. 23. He was flown to Louisville Oct. 24, and he has been there since.

  • Lebanon man in critical condition after accident

    Justin Blandford, 22, of 2150 Loretto Road in Lebanon was listed in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, following a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.

    According to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Clements, Blandford was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier west on Spencer Hamilton Road. At 3:29 a.m. his vehicle left the road, struck a ditch embankment and overturned, ejecting Blandford from the car.

  • Fire school is Oct. 23-24

    Marion County will once again be the sight for the fourth annual fire school, which will be held Oct. 23-24.

    The school will offer 12 classes to firefighters from all over the state, and it's free.

    "To our knowledge it is still only one of two fire schools of its size offered at no charge in the state and that's thanks to the City of Lebanon, county government, Kentucky State Fire Commission and all local emergency services," Trey Abell, local firefighter and EMT, said.

  • Little fighter

    On first glance, Kayleigh Farmer, nearly 6 months old, appears as happy and healthy as any other baby. The only semblance of anything otherwise is the tiny tube she is connected to ... the tube that's keeping her fed.

    Kayleigh was born two months early in May, with a cleft palate.

    Heather Farmer says the condition means her daughter will have to undergo surgery when she's about a year old.

  • Lebanon approves agreement with historical society

    The Marion County Historical Society may soon have local history on display at Centre Square.

    Monday, Oct. 11, the Lebanon City Council voted 5-0 to approve a pair of lease agreements with the historical society allowing the society to create displays in the Centre Square Fine Arts Building and the Centre Square Convention Center.

    Councilwoman Denise Fogle was not present at that meeting.

  • 'Regular guy' seeks state house seat

    Leo Johnson says that it's time for a change in leadership in Frankfort. And he wants voters to elect a "regular guy" like himself instead of someone wanting to be a career politician.

    The Casey County Republican is challenging incumbent Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, for the 24th District House of Representatives seat which serves Casey, Marion and part of Pulaski County.