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  • A day to remember

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, millions of people watched Barack Obama become the 44th President of the United States in person and on television.

    Among those millions were the students of Corey Crume and David Hibbard. Both teach history at Marion County High School. Both agree that Obama's election last fall was a significant moment in American history.

    And both said they intended to watch his inaugural speech.

    "This is surely a defining moment for the United States," Crume said.

  • Channel 6 preparing for digital conversion

    Gary White will mark his ninth anniversary as the owner/producer/editor/on-air personality at Channel 6 television in February.

    And like many of his station's viewers, White is preparing for the change from analog to digital broadcasting.

    "We don't have the same mandate as full-powered stations. However, we are converting to digital broadcasts as well," he said.

  • Missing teen has been located

    Fifteen-year-old Dawn Hardin of Springfield was reported missing Jan. 9. She was located Jan. 20, according to the Kentucky State Police. 

  • School closed due to weather

    Marion County schools are closed Tuesday due to the weather conditions.

    Marion County residents should be aware that a winter storm warning is in effect for central Kentucky until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of sleet and snow in the area. As a result of a strong low pressure system moving across the area, one to three inches of sleet and snow are possible Tuesday afternoon. Freezing rain is also possible. The weather service is also predicting another inch of light snow Wednesday morning. 

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22,  at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    During the meeting, the Marion County Public Properties Corporation will convene to discuss issues related to the planned judicial center, including the bond sale for the project.

  • Spalding places in top 10 at Kentucky Junior Miss

    Suzanne Spalding, the 2009 Marion County Junior Miss, placed in the top 10 in the Kentucky Junior Miss competition this past weekend.

    She also won a talent award for her vocal performance of "Cowboy Sweetheart." In addition, Spalding was awarded the Friendship Association Award.

    Michelle Rogers of Clark County was named Kentucky Junior Miss. 

  • Historical society brings first draft agreement to city council

    Dale Royse returned to the Lebanon City Council Monday evening with new information regarding the Marion County history museum planned for the third floor of the former Lebanon High School building.

    Royse is the president of the Marion County Historical Society. He presented the city council with a copy of a resolution approved by the Marion County Fiscal Court, a draft agreement between the city and the historical society and news of a decision by the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission earlier in the day.

  • $20,000 worth of copper stolen from Wilbert Plastics

    On Tuesday, Jan. 6, Wilbert Plastics Service of 655 Industrial Drive reported the theft of 100 pounds of copper inserts worth an estimated $20,000. Lebanon Police Officer Mike Luckett is working on the case.   No further information was known about the case as of press time. 

  • Double time

    One minute Ashley King is doing push-ups after her team scores and waving her pom-poms. The next minute she's entertaining the masses with her trumpet playing and marching in synch with dozens of other students.

    Ashley King isn't your typical cheerleader. She's not your typical band member either. The Marion County High School junior bucks the trend in this small community by doing both.

    While most students either stick to or are limited to one major extracurricular activity, King manages to do both.

  • Lebanon man accused of rape

    David R. Clarkson Jr., 19, of 470 Bell Hollow Road in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 11, Clarkson engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion.

    His bond was set at $100,000 with a condition that he have no contact with the victim.