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  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with burglary in Campbellsville

    Nicholas S. Wiser, 35, of Lebanon was arrested in Campbellsville Thursday, May 14, and charged with second-degree burglary.

    According to a media release from the Campbellsville Police Department, at approximately 4 p.m., the Campbellsville Police Department responded to 710 High Pine Street in reference to an assault. Once officers arrived on scene, they determined that Wiser had been into an altercation with Shelly Thompson and forced his way into her residence. While inside the residence, Wiser and Joshua Kendall also got into an altercation.

  • Sheriff's office investigating cattle theft

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements reported that he has received information suggesting that young calves, just days or weeks old, are being stolen. While the sheriff's office has not received any recent report of cattle thefts in Marion County, the sheriff's office is investigating suspected cattle theft in the Marion County area.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Lebanon Elementary School.

    The Marion County Public School District Finance Corporation Meeting will also meet at 6:05 p.m. May 14 at Lebanon Elementary School. The school board members also make up the district finance corporation.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

  • 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.