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  • Lebanon woman indicted for murder after deadly car crash

    Tabitha K. Hutchison, 26, of 218 Chestnut Street in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court Monday, July 20, on charges of murder, two counts of first-degree assault, DUI and other charges after she allegedly caused a vehicle accident that killed an unborn baby.

    On July 14, the Lebanon Police, the Marion County Rescue Squad and Marion County EMS responded to a call of an accident at the intersection of Warehouse Road and W. Main Street at 2:32 p.m.

  • Lebanon man gets 10 years for burglary, other charges

    Wesley Spalding, 22, of 160 Joe Drive in Lebanon was sentenced to 10 years in prison after his probation was revoked for failing to complete drug court. Spalding's probation was on original charges of second-degree burglary (two counts), theft by unlawful taking over $300 (three counts), first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree fleeing and evading. He received credit for 210 days served. In other circuit court matters:

    • Carlos Rosario, 27, of 303 N.

  • 2009 Ham Days shirts are collectors items!

    Ok, so you're getting ready to join in the Ham Days festivities, but can't decide what you'll wear. Get yourself down to The Country Store for a 2009 collectors T-shirt before they are all gone.

    "Rockin' on 68 Since 1969" logo shirts will take a look back to a shirt that was all the rage in Lebanon "back in the day." The black short sleeved design will feature a sunburst with the familiar Rock N Roll in the center surrounded by the theme "Rockin' on 68 Since 1969."

  • Severe thunderstorm watch for Aug. 4

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. The weather service is predicting that showers and thunderstorms are likely during the late afternoon, with a high near 86 degrees and five mile per hour winds from the south. The weather service is forecasting that more showers and thunderstorms are likely after 2 a.m. The chance of participation is 60 percent.

  • Attorney General announces scam alert

    The Attorney General's office issue the following consumer alert July 21:

    Attorney General Jack Conway today warned consumers who have purchased classified ads in newspapers that they could be targeted by scam artists and should not give out personal information over the phone.

    "We've received complaints from a couple of classified advertisers that someone claiming to be from the newspaper is contacting them asking for credit-card information and Social Security numbers," General Conway said.

  • Lebanon man dead, juvenile being charged with murder after fatal accident

    A Lebanon man is dead and a juvenile is being charged with murder after a fatal accident on Saturday, July 25, in Gravel Switch. According to Kentucky State Police, the collision occurred at 11:19 a.m. on Beech Fork Road, eight miles east of Lebanon.  A 1996 Dodge pickup was traveling west on Beech Fork Road when the driver, a juvenile who's name has not been released, failed to negotiate a curve and left the road.

  • Police on alert for meth labs

    A few weeks ago, Byron Richardson was helping clean up a suspected methamphetamines lab on Country Club Drive. Last week, he led training sessions with members of the Lebanon Police Department about the dangers of meth and the procedures they should follow if they discover a lab in the future.

    For some, the training was a refresher course. For others, the training provided fresh information.

    Methamphetamines are considered a stimulant, like cocaine. There is a key difference, however.

  • Marion County Junior Miss is Aug. 1

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss Program on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Marion County High School. Twenty-two young women will participate in this year's program with the theme of "Circus, Circus".

    The platform for America's Junior Miss is "Emphasis on Education" and the participants will be judged on interview, talent, scholastics, fitness, and self-expression (in order of importance).

  • Special school board meeting tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, July 30, at the board of education building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Consider approval of construction contract for the Marion County Area Technology Center renovation/addition project and associated direct purchase orders, pending approval from the Kentucky Department of Education

    - Consider approval of revised BG-1 Form for the ATC renovation/addition, pending KDE approval

  • Flash flood warning in effect until Friday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Marion County and much of central Kentucky. The watch is in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30, through Friday morning, July 31.