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  • A dedicated mom

    When Travis Peers and Lauren Spalding speak about their mother, Jannetta, one word comes up frequently - dedicated.

    "She could do anything she wanted," Spalding said.

  • Partners in Education

    As neighbors, Washington County and Marion County have frequently teamed up on projects over the years. But probably no cooperative effort is as important as the agreement signed Thursday between the City of Lebanon and St. Catharine College.

    That agreement, signed by Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and St. Catharine College President William D. Huston, is for St. Catharine College to lease the Centre Square facility for three years for the purpose of educational offerings of all kinds.

  • Campbellsville man facing rape charge

    McQuinn O. Johnson, 35, of 206 Candace Street in Campbellsville was indicted for first-degree rape, intimidating a participant in the legal process and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about April 29, Johnson engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion. The indictment also reads that he attempted to influence the testimony, decision or opinion of another person by use of physical force or a threat directed at another to avoid the legal process summoning that person to testify.

  • Big Heart

    Emily Langford is like many 10-year-old girls. She likes singing and dancing. She enjoys playing games on the Wii, especially Wii Sports and Mario Kart, a racing game.

    But unlike most other 10-year-olds, she has already undergone multiple heart surgeries. She is home now recuperating from her fourth surgery, which was conducted May 4 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

  • Destined to write

    When Nathaniel Weathers was 13 years old, he started working on the first of what became a series of eight stories. Last week, Weathers received his first published copies of the first of those stories.

    "The Dark Nemesis" is the first in his series, The Destiny of the Lords of Power.

    Weathers, now 20, traces his interest in writing back to the first grade, and his first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary School, Menla Marlowe.

    "She's the one that inspired me to write stories," he said.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meeting at 6 tonight, June 7, at city hall.

    The city is scheduled to hold a public hearing regarding its 2010-11 motor fuels fund, following immediately by the regular city council meeting.

    The agenda for the meeting includes delegations from Jim Tabor (regarding a street closing request), from Andrew Grundy and Nash Hayes (regarding the renaming of Al Bilik Park request), Jimmy Alford, and Chris Hamilton (regarding the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission budget).

    Other items on the agenda include:

  • 'Every vote counts'

    Jimmy Clements said he felt he had momentum going into the May 18 primary election, but the final results surprised him.

    "I was blowed away. I could not have imagined coming out with big numbers like that," he said.

    Clements, the chief deputy in the Marion County Sheriff's Office, was running against the man who appointed him to that position, incumbent Sheriff Carroll Kirkland.

    Kirkland has been the Marion County sheriff since 1996.

  • In brief

    No trash pick up Monday

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced a change in the garbage pick-up schedule because of Memorial Day.

    There will be no garbage pick up Monday, May 31. The Monday route will be picked up Tuesday along with the normal Tuesday route. People who put out their trash Sunday night are asked to wait until Monday evening so garbage does not get scattered before it is picked up.

  • Memorial Day program is Sunday

    American Legion Post 49 will be hosting the annual Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    The program will include the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, the Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School Band.

    Col. Frank Bland will serve as the master of ceremonies, and the Rev. Vic Stansbury will present the invocation and the benediction.

    This year's guest speaker is Col. James G. Russell.

  • Charges pending after assault victim's death

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an assault that occurred months ago at the Marion Inn. The victim of the assault, Jessica Ogle, died April 28 in a hospital in Louisville.

    Sgt. Greg Young said the police are waiting for the results of a medical exam to identify the cause of death. Young added that he is unable to release many details at this time.

    "This is an active investigation," Young said.

    Assistant Police Chief Wally Brady said the assault occurred March 9, but it was not reported to the police  until March 14.