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  • Investigation continues in officer's death

    A homicide investigation is ongoing regarding the death of Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

    As of Monday, there was no new information to report on the case.

    "We are continuing to investigate every lead and using every resource available to us to bring this to some resolution," said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for the Columbia Kentucky State Police Post.

  • City, county opt-out of state debris clean-up

    The state recently announced its bid-letting on state clean-up for ice storm debris, but local officials have said that, at least for now, they will opt out of participating in state contracts. Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly both indicated the cost of participating in the state contract could be too high. The state has proposed to pay the up-front costs of the clean-up by using money generated by the state fuel tax.

    "That's used to repave streets and fix potholes," Crenshaw said.

  • Firefighters respond to Tatum Lane fire

    Two Tatum Lane cats each used one of their nine lives when they escaped from their burning home Thursday morning.

    At approximately 8 a.m., the Gravel Switch Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 1775 Tatum Lane. The homeowner, Glynda Tatum, was outside of the house when a neighbor, who was taking his son to school, came across the scene. The neighbor, Ian Justice, said he used a garden hose before firefighters arrived.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sexual abuse

    Richard Darrell Storey, 64, of 227 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about a date beginning on Oct. 1, 2008, and continuing through Jan. 2, 2009, Storey, on at least 14 occasions, subjected another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent because she was younger than 12 years old.

  • Chamber's outstanding award winners named

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Feb. 19. During the dinner the 2008 outstanding award winners were announced.

    The awards winners are as follows:

    Outstanding educator — Roger Marcum

    Outstanding citizen — Brad Lanham

    Outstanding farmer — Todd and Jill Hardin

    Outstanding businessperson — Dr. Jimmy Cook

    Outstanding emergency services personnel — Chuck Helm

    Outstanding chamber member — Monica Pickerill

  • Fiscal court to discuss ice storm debris Saturday

    Ice storm debris has been gathered and piled up throughout Marion County. How that debris will be dealt with will be determined Saturday morning.

    At 8 a.m. Feb. 21, the Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting to discuss and decide what it will do regarding debris removal.

  • Firefighters respond to Tatum Lane fire

    Around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the Gravel Switch Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 1775 Tatum Lane.

    The homeowner, Glynda Tatum, was outside of the house when a neighbor who was taking his son to school came across the scene. The neighbor, Ian Justice, said he used a garden hose before firefighters arrived.

    Justice said Tatum told him she had two cats inside the house, and firefighters found both cats alive while cleaning up after the fire was extinguished. 

  • Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a tornado watch for Marion County that will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Marion County, part of central and southern Nelson County and western Washington County.

    This afternoon, the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail.

  • Honoring an officer

    David Ford's dream in life was to become a police officer.

    His big brother, Darrell, vividly remembers Ford running around the house in his diaper acting out scenes from "Adam 12," a popular 1960s police show.

    "He wanted to be a cop. That's all he wanted to do. He loved being a cop more than anything," Darrell said, choking back tears as he spoke just feet away from his brother's casket Friday morning in the sanctuary of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Inter County issues statement regarding electric bills

    Editor's note: The following is a press release from Inter County Energy regarding its most recent electric bills.   The ice storm may be over but there is still some aftermath to be dealt with.  Inter County Energy was not able to read meters during a nine day period after the ice storm on Jan. 27.  Meter reading resumed on Monday, Feb. 9.