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  • Part of Loretto Road changing to North Loretto Road

    As the county moves a little closer to implementing enhanced 911, the Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to rename a portion of Loretto Road as North Loretto Road during its Aug. 6 meeting.
    Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at last week’s meeting.

  • Going forward

    When Darrell Hayden returned to Marion County he couldn’t help noticing how it had changed.
    Cell phones were still pretty rare the last time he was in Lebanon, and Facebook was non-existent. Closer to home, Hayden, 65, said every third or fourth car was a clunker.
    "Now you don't see that. You don't see any cars smoking or mufflers dragging,” he said.
    But the thing he thinks has made the biggest change has been lawnmowers.

  • Second How-To Fest is Saturday at the library

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting its second How-To Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
    The festival is free for anyone who would like to attend. Participants will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics such as creating art, meal planning, researching family history and more.
    Throughout the program, learn how to have fun with Legos in the children’s area of the library.
    The schedule for Saturday’s event is as follows:

    Noon to 12:25 p.m.

  • Lebanon man indicted for fleeing from police

    Michaela J. Lewis, 26, of 2620 Miller Pike in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree fleeing or evading, DUI second offense with aggravator, failure of owner to maintain required insurance security, driving on a DUI suspended license first offense, reckless driving, no or expired registration plate, no or expired registration receipt, license to be in possession and improper turning, improperly on the left side of the road.

  • A miracle gets his wish

    Anyone who meets six-year-old Lachlan Gebhardt from Boise, Idaho can say they have met a walking, talking miracle.
    About a year ago, Lachlan was riding his bike across the street in his neighborhood when a semi-truck hit him.
    “He died at the scene,” Lachlan’s father, Renn, said. “I remember looking at him lying on the road and thinking, ‘I’m going to have to bury my son.’”

  • Gribbins gets six years on assault charge

    Christopher Gribbins has been sentenced to six years in prison for second-degree assault. Gribbins, 48, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville entered an Alford plea in Marion Circuit Court recently in connection with the assault charge.

  • Campaign stop

    Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Sannie Overly chats with Jody Taylor, left, and Bobby Lou Murphy, during a stop on Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Overly is the running mate of Jack Conway, the current Kentucky Attorney General.

  • Soldiers reunite

    Scores of soldiers who served with a Lebanon-based U.S. Army Reserve unit returned to their old headquarters Saturday for a reunion and celebration.
    "We always had great community support back then, and we still have it now," said Diane Mattingly, who retired from the unit as a master sergeant.

  • Lebanon National Cemetery to host World War II 70th anniversary commemorative event
  • Police log Aug. 12 edition

    July 17 - Schyler P. Mattingly reported theft by unlawful taking under $500 occurred at 201 E. Mulberry Street in Lebanon. A Michael Kors wallet, valued at $80, and $80 in cash were reported stolen.
    - Carrie N. Gribbins reported theft by unlawful taking over $500 occurred at 201 E. Mulberry Street in Lebanon. An Apple iPhone 6 Plus, valued at $599, was reported stolen.