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  • Campbellsville gas station heavily damaged by fire

    By Calen McKinney
    Landmark News Service

    TMart on East Broadway was heavily damaged by fire on Saturday at about 3 p.m., after witnesses at the scene say a car crashed into the back of the building and struck a gas line.
    No one was inside and no injuries have been reported.
    Robie Singh, who owns the store, said an employee working stepped out the building's back door to smoke and heard a car hit the building.

  • Car collides with Marion County ambulance during patient transport

    By Spencer Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    A female driver collided with an ambulance that was transporting a Marion County man who suffered from a traumatic fall.
    The man was being transferred to University Hospital in Louisville, according to Marion County EMS. After the wreck, he was airlifted by Air Methods to U of L.
    The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • 'He was a good man'

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements walked to a podium positioned alongside the coffin at the front of Marion County High School's gymnasium. Before he said a word, he took a moment to gather himself. Fighting back the pain visible in his face, he spoke about his fallen deputy, Anthony Rakes.

    "He was a good man," Clements said at Saturday's funeral service. "Everyone who knew him would tell you that, and it didn't take long for those who didn't know him to realize that."

  • Governor Beshear orders flags to half-staff in honor of Deputy Rakes

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Nov. 17, in honor of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who died earlier this week after being shot during a traffic stop in Marion County.

  • Governor orders flags to half-staff to honor Marion County deputy

    The following statements was issued by the Governor's Office:

    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that state flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in honor of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who died earlier this week after being shot during a routine traffic stop in Marion County.

  • Three blood drives coming up this month

    Three blood drives are scheduled before the end of the month in Marion County.

    The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Lebanon Wal-Mart. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

    The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Centre Square. For more information, visit kybloodcenter.org.

    The Red Cross has also scheduled a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Loretto community center.

  • Missouri hunter dies of heart attack

    A 68-year-old hunter from Missouri died of a heart attack yesterday in Marion County.
    Richard L. Garlough of Gainesville, MO, was found in the woods in the Riley area Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15. Moraja said Garlough was found at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, and he was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m.
    "He evidently had a heart attack," Marion County Coroner Dick Moraja said.
    Garlough was in town for a hunting trip. When he didn't return to a cabin yesterday afternoon, members of his hunting party became concerned.

  • Judicial center, Sheriff's office will be closed Friday, Nov. 16

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed on Friday, Nov. 16, in observance of the untimely death of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be closed, although they will be answering calls.

    The judicial center houses the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office. The judicial center and the circuit clerk's office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 19.

  • Shots fired outside Raywick bar Nov. 13

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating another incident outside the Raywick Bar and Grill. This most recent event occurred Tuesday evening, Nov. 13.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said his office received a report that a vehicle had driven by the bar and fired shots around 8 p.m. outside the bar. He said the only description he received was that it was small vehicle that was a dark color. He said they did not know the make or model.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 15

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the David Hourigan Government Building.
    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:
    - Minutes of the previous meeting
    - Review county employee health insurance quotes for 2013
    - Consider sanitation rate adjustments/increase starting January 2013
    - Consider transportation request for addition to abandoned segment of US 68
    - Consider request from Lebanon Enterprise for annual “Discover” publication