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  • County offers support for history museum

    The Marion County Historical Society paid a visit to the Marion County Fiscal Court last week in anticipation of the opening of a county history museum next year.

    The museum is planned to be housed in the former Lebanon High School building, currently under renovation as part of Centre Square.

    Dale Royse, the president of the historical society, spoke with the fiscal court about the society's plans for the museum in coming years.

    "Together we can create a valuable asset not only for ourselves but for others coming to this community," he said.

  • Felony against ex-ag agent dismissed

    Marion Circuit Judge Doughlas George has dismissed a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence against Ed Lanham Jr.

    Lanham is the former Marion County Agriculture Extension Agent. He was indicted in May for tampering with physical evidence (a felony) and second-degree cruelty to animals (a misdemeanor).

    As a result of the felony dismissal, Lanham's case has been remanded to Marion District Court.

  • Fit to print

    Joseph Lucas held the plastic pieces in his hand. When assembled, they created a movable, working part with interlocking gears.

    Lucas, a junior at Marion County High School, designed the part - and each of its pieces - as part of his coursework for Project Lead the Way,  a program intended to encourage and prepare students to pursue careers in engineering and science.

    And thanks to a cutting-edge piece of equipment, he was able to "print" the pieces in his classroom.

  • Regional parkway a goal in four counties

    Economic development, education and elected officials gathered Dec. 3 at Centre Square in Lebanon to mark the formation of the Heartland Parkway Foundation.

    The intended project would run from the Bluegrass Parkway in Washington County through Lebanon, Campbellsville and Columbia to the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in Adair County. The Heartland Parkway project involves widening and expanding the existing KY 55 corridor.

  • Accident at bypass, Loretto Highway

    Two Lebanon residents were treated and released from Spring View Hospital following a two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway and Loretto Highway.

    According to the Lebanon Police, George Nichols, 65, of Lebanon was driving a 1993 Oldsmobile 98. Margaret W. Mills, 71, of Lebanon was a passenger in the Nichols vehicle. 

  • United Concerned Citizens host Thanksgiving dinner

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving dinner at Centre Square on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Volunteers are needed to help organize, cook and serve the dinners. The decorating, dining and cooking committees will meet Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. at Centre Square. The cooking/dining committee will meet on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at 7 a.m. at Centre Square.

  • Historical society scheduled to meet with fiscal court

     Dale Royce of the Marion County Historical Society is scheduled to meet with the Marion County Fiscal Court during its meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

  • Former magistrate remembered for honestly, sincerity

    Kelly Bradshaw will be remembered as a family man, a friend and a problem solver.

    "He was always real pleasant, always smiling and laughing," said Eddie Lee, former Marion County clerk. "And he was always real concerned, asking people how things were going."

    Bradshaw died Monday, Nov. 24 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was 76.

    Lee said he knew of Bradshaw for more than 40 years, and he's considered Bradshaw a friend for at least two decades.

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty on IRS charge

    Donald Hafley has admitted to two charges of structuring stemming from January of 2007.

    "Defendant will enter a voluntary plea of guilty to the charges in this case," reads the Oct. 14 plea agreement between Hafley and the U.S. Attorney's Office. "Defendant will plead guilty because he is in fact guilty of the charges."

    According to the agreement, Hafley pled guilty to structuring and attempting to structure U.S. currency through transactions at Community Trust Bank in Lebanon.

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    Dickens Christmas begins this Friday in downtown Lebanon at 5:30 p.m.

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s annual chili cook-off will include the following participants: Big Jim’s Bar & Grill, Blues on Tap, Lebanon Jewelry, Lions Club of Lebanon, Marion County Arts & Humanities Council, Cathy Newton and World Finance Corporation.