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  • Sheriff's Department investigating indoor marijuana grow

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating an indoor marijuana grow.

    The indoor growing operation with 51 plants was discovered Tuesday, March 16, in Marion County.

    Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes said they received information about the grow. He said he, Deputies Tim Abell and Tony Belcher and Kentucky State Trooper John Adams found the operation. Sheriff Carrol Kirkland was also present.

    The plants and the growing equipment were confiscated.

  • Former extension agent enters Alford plea in animal cruelty case

    A former Marion County agriculture extension agent has entered an Alford plea in a case involving accusations of cruelty to animals.

    Ed Lanham Jr., 47, of 1035 Logan Hill Road in Gravel Switch received 12 months of probation in exchange for his March 22 Alford plea.

  • Lebanon councilman not 'feeling the beat'

    Lebanon is touted as the "Heart of Kentucky" but Lebanon City Councilman Kenny Marrett isn't feeling the beat when it comes to the efforts of the local tourist and convention commission.

    Marrett discussed his concerns with the commission and Executive Director Chris Hamilton during the commission's regular monthly meeting March 8. According to Marrett, when he served on the city council years ago he was on a committee that researched whether or not to establish a tourism commission.

  • Panel has interviewed police chief candidates

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw said a new police chief may be appointed this week.

    Last week, the City of Lebanon's interview panel conducted interviews with candidates to become the next chief of police.

    The panel included Crenshaw, Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray, Josh McKay, Lisa Nally-Martin and Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas.

    Thomas said the panel chose to interview the five in-house candidates for the position. Those candidates are Lt. Joseph Bell, Sgt. Wally Brady, Sgt. Elisa McHolen, Sgt. Byron Richardson and Sgt. Greg Young.

  • Junior Mister is Saturday at MCHS

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is pleased to present the 5th annual Marion County Junior Mister Pageant this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Roby Dome.

    This amusing event is held each year to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. There are 12 young men competing in this year's program who will perform fitness, poise, and talent presentations.

    Tickets will be sold for $5 in advance at MCHS and $7 at the door. All proceeds go to the Make A Wish Foundation. 

  • Easter egg hunt is Saturday at Graham Memorial Park

    The annual Easter egg hunt at Graham Memorial Park will be held this Saturday, March 27, beginning at 10 a.m., at the playground. Children up to age 10 are eligible to participate.  

    For more information, contact the park at (270) 692-9358. 

  • New chief, assistant chief sworn in

    The City of Lebanon has a new chief of police.

    Joseph Bell was sworn in as the chief Saturday afternoon following a special-called meeting of the Lebanon City Council. Wally Brady was sworn in as the new assistant chief.

    Bell joined the Lebanon Police Department in 1975. In 1979, he completed Department of Criminal Justice training.

  • Budget measure could cost county

    State officials have been vocal about the need for cuts to the state budget to address a projected budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion over the next biennium.

    But one aspect of those proposed cuts has local officials concerned about the impact it could have on everything from trash collection to mowing of public property in Marion County.

    The Kentucky House of Representatives approved a budget bill (HB 290), which includes more than $30 million in savings through a possible early release program for some state prisoners.

  • It's not too late to sign up for Barkitecture event

    Just Paws is organizing the first-ever Barkitecture event and wants to extend another offer for people to get involved.

    The Barkitecture event is a dog house building contest. All dog houses entered into the contest will be distributed to needy dogs in the community. The winner will receive a canvas tote bag filled with a variety of new tools.

    The dog houses will be on display at the Just Paws booth at the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce's Farm, Home and Garden show the first weekend in April.

  • Engaging behavior

    Later this month, the U.S. Marine Corps will begin a new approach in the ongoing efforts to win the hearts and minds of the Afghani people, and a Marion County High School graduate will be part of that effort.

    Lance Corporal Beth Walls, 20, is one of approximately 40 people who volunteered to be part of the Marines' first female engagement teams.

    "We're not going to Afghanistan to impose our culture," Walls said. "We're trying to show that we respect them so they'll cooperate with us."