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  • Final respects

    Red roses sway gently in the breeze, ready to be placed on the grave in remembrance.   It is quiet.

    A long line of police cars stop at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The caravan continues as far as one can see, their blue lights flashing. Police officers from around the state stand to the side at attention.

    Lebanon Police Officers place their hands upon the hearse, which carries the body of slain police officer David M. Ford. They walk together as the vehicle slowly makes its way to the burial plot.

  • Local legislators file bills in 911 emergencies

    State Sen. Dan Kelly is one of five co-sponsors of Senate Bill 30, which would limit access to 911 tapes. The bill approved by the Senate reads that 911 tapes would not be considered public records.

    The bill would allow a provision for a transcript of the tape to be provided, or for the recordings to be released with the permission of the person who made the call and any people referenced during the call.

  • Police officer assaulted after basketball game

    On Friday, Feb. 13, the Kentucky State Police received a call from the Washington County High School principal requesting additional officer presence at the Washington County/Marion County High School basketball game beginning at 6 p.m. in anticipation of potential problems.

    Kentucky State Troopers Fred Cornett and John Adams were in attendance.  Immediately following the game a large crowd gathered in the parking lot and became disorderly. Two Springfield residents were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

  • Honor flight for World War II veterans

    Veterans who served during World War II are invited to apply to participate in an honor flight to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. There is no cost for any World War II veteran who wishes to make the trip, according to Ben Ford, of VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.

    To receive an application, veterans should call the VFW post at (270) 692-9233 or visit the post, which is located on Veterans Drive in Lebanon.

    More information about the honor flight is available online at www.honorflightbluegrass.com or by calling (502) 387-7006. 

  • Tech center renovation on a 'super fast track'

    Superintendent Roger Marcum, who will retire at the end of June, would like the Marion County Area Technology Center's renovation and addition to be on a "super fast track."

    If at all possible, he'd like to have a shovel in the ground by June 30, and the board of education took the first step to making that a reality last week when it voted to hire RossTarrant Architects of Lexington to design and oversee the project.

  • Farm, legislators share information at Farm Bureau legislative breakfast

    The Marion County Farm Bureau held its annual legislative breakfast Jan. 31. State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, and county and city officials attended the meeting along with area farmers.

    The local Farm Bureau chapter also shared information on the state legislative priorities.

  • More than 54,000 lost power because of wind storm

    Editor's note: This is a press release from the Kentucky Public Service Commission

  • Tornado watch for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County that will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

    The tornado watch also includes 48 other counties in Kentucky. 

  • POWERless

    Friday afternoon Dorothy Mattingly watched as utility crews were working on a power line at her neighbor's house on Clell Mattingly Road in Raywick.

    She and her husband, Hawk, have been living without power since 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

    And she had reached her breaking point.

    "I had such a bad day yesterday," she said. "Anytime anybody looked at me I just cried. It's just been so stressful."

  • City to continue debris pick-up

    During its meeting Monday, the Lebanon City Council postponed a decision regarding hiring contractors to help clean-up the debris from the recent ice storm.  In the meantime, city workers will continue to pick up debris as they are able, and citizens who don't want to wait can continue to take their debris to the landfill or the transfer station on Fairground Road.