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  • Red Cross will be in Bradfordsville Tuesday

    The Red Cross set up in Bradfordsville Civic Center Monday to help people in immediate need of assistance, according to Hayden Johnson, the assistance Marion County emergency management director.

    The Red Cross will be back Tuesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon to complete assessments for immediate needs for families affected by the flooding over the weekend.

    Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief teams will also be assisting in clean-up efforts this week.

  • City postpones decision on St. Catharine contract

    The Lebanon City Council on April 22 voted 5-1 to postpone a decision regarding a contract proposal from St. Catharine College regarding the school's possible use of the Centre Square Fine Arts Center (the former Lebanon High School).

    The proposal was approved by the Centre Square Foundation Board April 21.

    At the city council's special-called meeting April 22, Councilman Bill Pickerill said he wanted more time to look over the contract. Councilman Kenny Marrett said he had not received the revised contract prior to the meeting.

  • Convicted killer's death sentence reversed

    An opinion Thursday by Kentucky's Supreme Court reverses the 2005 death sentence of three-time convicted killer Michael St. Clair - a man blamed for at least four murders, including the 1990 execution of Marion County native Frank Brady, which occurred near Lebanon Junction, after he was kidnapped from a Sonora truck stop.

    According to Thursday's reversal, "the (Bullitt County) trial court's directive to follow the statutory language in instructing the jury on the applicable aggravator required to support a death sentence."

  • Flash flood watch has been issued for the weekend

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for May 1-2.

    The weather service is predicting there will be several chances for showers and thunderstorms this weekend. Heavy rainfall could cause flooding issues throughout central Kentucky.

    Rainfall of one to two inches could occur Saturday, and Sunday's storm could bring rainfall of more than five inches in some areas.

  • Lebanon Marketplace opening May 1

    The first Saturday in May is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, but the Lebanon Marketplace (formerly the farmer's market) will also be getting out of the gates that day.

    Barbie Ballard, the coordinator for the Marketplace, reminded the community that the Marketplace pavilion is located on M.L. King Avenue, across the street from the Cardinal Den.

  • Fiscal court denies sheriff's request for additional deputy

    It was business as usual at the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, April 15, until a request for an additional sheriff's deputy was discussed.

    At the end of the meeting, Magistrate John Arthur Elder III asked his fellow magistrates if they planned on discussing Marion County Sheriff Carroll Kirkland's request for an additional deputy. Elder made a motion to approve the request, however Magistrate Steve Masterson voiced some concerns. According to Masterson, when Kirkland submitted his budget a few months ago, an additional deputy position wasn't included.

  • Three arrested in connection with break-ins

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department arrested three people in connection with break-ins April 13 at the Hart Mart in Gravel Switch, the St. Joe Grocery and the Fivestar Foodmart on Springfield Highway.

    Lisa Cox, Ricky Garrett and Jamie Hunt were arrested on charges of attempted burglary.

  • Tourism events and 2010-11 budget on the table

    Old Man Winter was not kind to the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff this year. Ticket sales suffered from snowy weather that hit the Lebanon area before and during the festival.

  • Fire destroys house in Bradfordsville

    A Bradfordsville family lost their home as a result of a fire Saturday, April 17.

    The Bradfordsville and Gravel Switch fire departments responded to the fire at 5:20 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found that the house at 1760 Kedron Road in Bradfordsville was fully involved.

    Beverly Whitis said she woke up around 4:45 a.m. and heard what sounded like a can cracking. At first she thought her husband, Gary was in the kitchen having a soft drink. When she heard the noise again, she thought something was wrong, so she walked to the kitchen.

  • Bad economy, good business

    A sign marks the entrance to XB Arena, located at 1280 Manton Road.

    Since December, Scott Ballard's farm has been hosting competitive bull-riding nearly every Saturday (weather permitting), and hundreds of people have come out each week to see the show.

    Terry Smith of Raywick was one of the approximately 250 people who attended the bull riding this past weekend. He brought a grandson, a nephew and another child with him.

    "I think it's great," Smith said. "We need good family fun like this."