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  • Family Fitness and Safety Day to offer many fun activities

     

    This free event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Graham Memorial Park. The event is open to children from preschool through the sixth grade and their families.

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition has organized the event, which features a number of family-friendly activities, such as a dunking booth, sack races, and an inflatable obstacle course.

  • A multi-million dollar opportunity

    Many Marion Countians want to make a lasting impact on their community, and last week Al Rider spoke about doing just that by creating a local community foundation.

  • Record number of MCHS students attend GSP

    Eleven Marion County High School students were chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer. They are Madison Avritt, Morgan Avritt, Jacob Burdette, Brad Gootee, Abigail Hagan, Abby Hamilton, Mary Helen Hamilton, Haberlin Roberts, Charles Shofner, Lauren Thim and Hannah Wilson.

  • Seniors get tips on how to spot scams

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - About 70 seniors from 10 counties around Frankfort learned last week how to recognize and avoid investment fraud at a Senior Scam Jam seminar.

  • Lebanon woman attends Democratic National Convention

    A Lebanon woman had the chance to rub elbows with like-minded people last week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

    Amy Bland, president of the Marion County Young Democrats, punched her ticket to the DNC with one of the Kentucky delegates selected by Governor Steve Beshear.

    Bland attended the convention with good friend and Kentucky Young Democrat President Liz Fossett.

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to sex abuse

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 M.L. King Avenue #2 in Lebanon pled guilty to first-degree sex abuse of a victim under 12 years of age. This was amended from an original charge of first-degree rape.

    Twenty-eight counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy were dismissed.

    His sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 8. As part of the plea agreement, the Commonwealth has recommended five years in prison, lifetime registration as a sex offender and sex offender treatment while he is incarcerated.

  • Overcoming the Odds: Long road to recovery

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a series of stories about local citizens who have overcome the odds and went on to thrive and do great things with their lives.

    March 5, 1994, started like any night for Angela Adkins and her best friend Kristi Stumph. They had been out cruising around, and they'd picked up two other teenagers, Richard Kemp and Angela Mattingly, in Raywick and were giving them a ride back to Lebanon.

  • Smithsonian's New Harmonies Exhibit to include a blues jam session

    The Smithsonian's traveling exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" will be on display from Sept. 22 through Nov. 3 at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon, and a variety of activities will be held to coincide with the exhibit.

    One of those events will be a Blues Jam Session, starting at 3 p.m. Sept. 23

  • TG Kentucky discrimination suit dismissed

     

    An agreed order of dismissal was signed Aug. 29 by Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram. The dismissal reads that the claims asserted in the case have been settled and dismissed with prejudice, which means the case cannot be refiled.

    Michael Wright initially filed his complaint in Marion Circuit Court. The complaint was moved to U.S. District Court, but then moved back to Marion Circuit Court.

  • Ultramarathon man

    Tom Denniss's journey of 18,000 miles started with a single step in Sydney, Australia, on New Year's Day. Last week, his route brought him through Marion County.

    Denniss is attempting to break a Guinness World Record for fastest run around the world (which is based on matching the distance around the Equator).

    "It just seemed like a great way to see the world and also a great way to raise money for charity," Denniss said.