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  • Leave-ing Lebanon

    Many tobacco farmers will have a new destination when they take their tobacco to market later this year - Danville.

    Phillip Morris USA has had a receiving station at the Tobacco Services, Inc., warehouse in Lebanon for years, but the company's contract growers will take their leaves to Danville instead. Ken Garcia, a spokesperson for Phillip Morris USA, said local farmers were informed of the decision during a recent meeting of tobacco growers.

  • Counterfeit $100 bills may have originated in Marion County

    Landmark News Service

    Although two $100 counterfeit bills were passed in Bardstown recently, at least one of them was unbeknownst to the person presenting it.

  • Two recovering after accident on Ky. 208

    Two Marion Countians are recovering from a one-vehicle accident Monday, Feb. 28.

    Donna Simpson, 57, of Lebanon and Johnny McQueen, 48, of Loretto were initially treated at Spring View Hospital before they were transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. Both are listed in fair condition as of Tuesday morning.

    According to the state police, Simpson was driving a 1995 Chevrolet eastbound on Ky. 208. McQueen was a passenger in her vehicle. 

  • Severe weather possible through Friday morning

    Officials with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are monitoring heavy thunderstorms, expected to last through Friday morning.

    The storm may bring  mix of weather, including strong winds, hail, heavy rain, and the potential for localized flooding and tornadoes. The most significant risk for severe weather is predicted for parts of western and central Kentucky along the Tennessee border.

  • First three days of Spring Break to be used as makeup days

    The Marion County Board of Education voted 4 to 1 to use the first three days of Spring Break as makeup days during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 22.

  • African-Americans helped shape Marion County

    Each February, the country recognizes Black History Month to acknowledge the contributions of African-Americans to our nation's development.

    African-Americans have played important roles in Marion County for centuries. With that in mind, here are some notable examples of how blacks have helped shape our county.

    Military service

  • No one injured in school bus accident

    Seven students, two school employees and another driver (whose identity was unknown as of press time) were all taken to Spring View Hospital Monday morning after a traffic accident, but no one was injured.

  • Farm, Home & Garden Show is April 2-3

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, and Sunday April 3. The show will feature displays of nursery and landscaping, agriculture and livestock exhibits, outside and inside home use products, activities for children and educational seminars.  The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show is free!

  • Two of hearts

    Heart problems run in Kenny Hamilton's family, but one thing that hasn't been affected is his sense of humor.

    "You've seen what Dick Cheney's wearing now. He ain't got nothing on me 'cause I got mine before he did," said Hamilton, 49.

  • Hearty routine

    Sarah Martin runs 5Ks. She's completed P90X - twice.

    But she doesn't like working out in a gym.

    "I don't want people to see me exercising," Martin said.

    Nevertheless, she has made exercise a priority in her life. Today, she runs and does the P90X ab ripper routine.