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  • Delinquent garbage payers - check your mail

    If you have delinquent trash bills, be expecting a letter from Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

  • Lanham loved farming, people

    Gene Lanham was well-known for being an advocate for agriculture.
    His knowledge and experience as both a dairy farmer and beef cattle farmer were invaluable.
    But, his willingness and desire to help others is what set him apart and made him one of the most admired and respected people in Marion County.
    “He was one of a kind,” Steve Downs said. “Just an all around nice guy.”
    Lanham, 82, passed away Jan. 16.

  • MCHS band director pleads not guilty

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, pled not guilty to charges of video voyeurism and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor in Marion District Court Wednesday of last week.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was arrested Jan. 6 by Marion County Sheriff Deputies after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student. The criminal complaint states that the inappropriate activity took place on Dec. 26. Additional charges are expected, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • One-year-old homicide investigation is on-going, police say

    It’s been more than a year since a Lebanon woman was found dead in her driveway, but no one has been arrested and police have released no information whatsoever.
    On Dec. 25, 2014, the Kentucky State Police received a call from the Lebanon Police Department at 7 p.m. reporting a female who was found lying in her driveway on Parkside Drive in Lebanon with an apparent gunshot wound.

  • Winter Storm Jonas brings winter wallop

    Marion County was slammed with 15 to 17 inches of snow Friday, Jan. 22, causing schools, government offices and most businesses to close and most drivers to stay off the roads.

  • House fire critically injures woman

    A Lebanon woman is in critical condition after a house fire early Sunday, Jan. 24.
    The fire occurred at 12:12 a.m. at 625 Golfview Terrace in Lebanon. According to the police log, a caller reported a house was on fire, and the home’s owner, who was on oxygen, had suffered burns on her skin and hair. Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue Squad and the Lebanon Fire Department responded to the scene.

  • State and county crews continue to work on clearing roads

    Snow and ice crews are continuing to plow secondary routes in Marion County and in the region. Many roads are topped with compacted snow and ice, making it difficult for plows to “bite” down to pavement, according to Chris Jessie,  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer.
    With sunshine, warming temperatures and chemical treatments, these areas should begin to break up today and allow plowing to be more effective. Primary routes in these counties are in much better shape following a full day of sunshine on Sunday.

  • Winter storm expected for central Kentucky

    A strong winter storm is expected to hit central Kentucky late tonight, Jan. 21, through early Saturday morning, Jan. 23, according to the National Weather Service.
    Significant amounts of snow along with some ice accumulations are expected.
    In addition to snow and ice, gusty winds up to 30 to 35 miles per hour will create near whiteout conditions at times Friday and Friday night, along with the potential for blowing and drifting snow.
    The area at most risk for heavy snow accumulations will be across central Kentucky.

  • 2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off postponed

    Due to the weather forecast of freezing rain, compounded by six to ten inches of snow, the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, has been postponed.

    The future date will be announced at a later date.

    Those with hotel stays should contact their hotel as soon as possible. Those that have booked their Friday and Saturday rooms through the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission will be automatically canceled. Those who have booked tickets online through the LTCC website may call for a refund.

  • Fiscal court to meet today, Jan. 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., today, Jan. 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Consider/approve non-patient rider policy for EMS.

    - Consider/approve sample letter on waste account delinquency.

    - Consider/approve second annual installment of fire department/rescue departments funds.

    - Discussion on E911 sign distribution.

    - Department reports.

    - Payment of bills.