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  • Fire damages oven at TBMK

    Lebanon firefighters responded to a report of a fire inside the TBMK factory at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday.

    The factory was evacuated temporarily as the firefighters contained the situation, but no injuries were reported and employees were able to return the factory that afternoon, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    “It was in one of their ovens,” Mattingly said.

  • New display by and for the kids

    The most recent public display at the Marion County Heritage Center features the work of some of Marion County’s youngest artists.
    The show opened May 6 and will remain at the center through Friday, May 15. It includes a number of pieces created by local elementary school students.
    “It’s awesome to get the kids out into the community and see their art,” Calvary Elementary art teacher Stephanie Keeling said. “It makes them feel extra special.”

  • Celebrating 200 years

    Last week, City of Lebanon employees hung several banners downtown to mark the city’s 200th anniversary. Johnathan Yocum slides one of more than 40 banners into place in 90-degree weather on May 6. The city is hosting a 200th anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, with games, activities and cake at Graham Memorial Park and a concert at 7:30 p.m. downtown.

  • Suspect shot by officers known to law enforcement

    Landmark News Service

    A man shot Sunday morning after injuring officers during a police chase has a criminal history, including assault against law enforcement officers.
    John Kennedy Fenwick, 25, of Bardstown was shot Sunday when he rammed three cruisers while fleeing from police. Fenwick had earlier stolen a truck from Franklin Family Chevrolet Buick on West John Rowan Boulevard by crashing a vehicle through the dealership’s doors and taking a set of keys.

  • Alumni band members needed

    Former marching band members are need to participate in the the African American Festival parade on July 31 in Springfield.
    If you have ever marched and played in your local high school band, you can come out and show that you still have what it takes to march and play as an alumni band member.
    The group is interested in finding band members, percussion and color guard members to participate in this event. This will be a reunion of marching band members. Members do not have to be from Washington County to participate in this event.  

  • Primary election is May 19

    The Democratic and Republican primary elections for statewide office will be held Tuesday, May 19. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Marion County voters should note that some polling locations have changed. If you are not sure where to vote, stop by the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 223 N. Spalding Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon or call 270-692-2651.
    Here is the list of the polling locations.
    • A101, Gravel Switch, at the Gravel Switch Community Center, 640 Gravel Switch Road, Gravel Switch

  • State of the fair

    The Marion County Fair Board is hoping to attract more events to the fairgrounds, and the Marion County Fiscal Court has agreed to help.
    On May 7, the magistrates unanimously approved $17,750 for the fair board.
    Betty Bradshaw presented the request at last week’s meeting
    “The Marion County Fair Board is in bad need of having some repairs done,” Bradshaw told the court.

  • Attorney general, newcomer seek governor’s seat

    Since January of 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway’s opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey “Geoff” Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • Springfield man facing drug trafficking charges
  • One dead in crash with Danville fire vehicle

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger

    One person is dead and at least two others injured in a Friday morning crash involving a Danville fire vehicle en route to a fire that collided with a 3-wheeler and another vehicle in the intersection of Hustonville Road and the bypass.
    The collision occurred about 10:30 a.m. as the fire department's SUV was traveling with sirens and lights activated to a car fire near Cheddar's restaurant.