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  • Women of Color's Black History Celebration this Saturday

    Saturday, Marion Countians will have an opportunity to learn about African-American history.

    Church choirs, dramatic presentations, a guest speaker and a historical display are all planned as part of the Women of Color's annual Black History Celebration. The events will be held at St. Augustine Parish Hall in Lebanon.

    "It's going to be nice," said Rose Graves, the history chairwoman for the Women of Color.

  • Many small city residents are cleaning up on their own

    Contractors have started the work of cleaning up storm debris from the right-of-way along state roads, and county crews are working to clean up county roads in the aftermath of the recent ice storm.

    But what about residents of incorporated cities who do not live on a state or county road?

    First and foremost, all county residents are allowed to take debris to the county staging area. As of press time, staging areas were open at the corner of Taylor and Mercer avenues in Lebanon and near the Raywick Fire Department in Raywick.

  • Investigation continues in officer’s death

    A homicide investigation is ongoing regarding the death of Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

    As of Monday morning, there was no new information to report on the case, but police are following up on every lead available to them, said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for the Columbia Kentucky State Police Post.

  • 'Gigantic' storm required 'gigantic' response

    The 2009 ice storm has been called the biggest natural disaster in the state by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Statewide residents are well aware of how powerful the storm was. It left many of them without electricity for days and even weeks in some cases.

    Sheree Gilliam, the vice-president of customer services for Inter County Energy, said she agreed with the governor's statement.

    "I've been through ice storms before, but nothing of this magnitude," she said.

    Cliff Feltham, a spokesperson for Kentucky Utilities, agreed.

  • Q&A on county debris removal plan

    The Marion County Fiscal Court met at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, to decide on a plan for debris removal following the recent ice storm. All county residents are reminded that staging areas are available if they want to remove the debris from their property themselves.

  • Q & A on county debris removal plan

    The Marion County Fiscal Court met at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, to decide on a plan for debris removal following the recent ice storm.

    All county residents are reminded that staging areas are available if they want to remove the debris from their property themselves. The current staging area is located at the corner of Taylor and Mercer avenues in Lebanon.

    More staging areas will be opening in the coming weeks in other parts of the county.

  • Investigation continues in officer's death

    A homicide investigation is ongoing regarding the death of Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

    As of Monday, there was no new information to report on the case.

    "We are continuing to investigate every lead and using every resource available to us to bring this to some resolution," said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for the Columbia Kentucky State Police Post.

  • City, county opt-out of state debris clean-up

    The state recently announced its bid-letting on state clean-up for ice storm debris, but local officials have said that, at least for now, they will opt out of participating in state contracts. Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly both indicated the cost of participating in the state contract could be too high. The state has proposed to pay the up-front costs of the clean-up by using money generated by the state fuel tax.

    "That's used to repave streets and fix potholes," Crenshaw said.

  • Firefighters respond to Tatum Lane fire

    Two Tatum Lane cats each used one of their nine lives when they escaped from their burning home Thursday morning.

    At approximately 8 a.m., the Gravel Switch Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 1775 Tatum Lane. The homeowner, Glynda Tatum, was outside of the house when a neighbor, who was taking his son to school, came across the scene. The neighbor, Ian Justice, said he used a garden hose before firefighters arrived.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sexual abuse

    Richard Darrell Storey, 64, of 227 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about a date beginning on Oct. 1, 2008, and continuing through Jan. 2, 2009, Storey, on at least 14 occasions, subjected another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent because she was younger than 12 years old.