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  • Judge denies bond reduction in murder case

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    A suspect facing a possible death sentence was denied a reduction in her $1 million bond last week.
    Alexis Gribbins, 19, asked Nelson Circuit Court Judge Charles Simms to reduce her bond in a hearing Oct. 19. Simms ruled on Oct. 23 that the $1 million was reasonable to assure her appearance in court, given the severity of the charges against her.

  • Meth mixtures hitting the streets

    “The Walking Dead” has become an incredibly popular television series, but it seems to be coming to life on the streets of Lebanon and beyond, according to local law enforcement and Marion County Jailer Barry Brady.
    On Oct. 13, a 30-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication after she was found in the middle of Kobert Avenue screaming about snakes on a porch and in the trees. She was incoherent, and unable to communicate or function when being processed in the Marion County Detention Center, Jailer Brady said.

  • Andy Griffith Show actress reminisces about Mayberry

    By Larry Vaught

    Mount Pilot, North Carolina — About 20 years after the “Andy Griffith Show” finished its original TV run, actor Andy Griffith delivered a memorable line during the “Return to Mayberry” special.
    “Something about Mayberry and Mayberry folk never leaves you,” Griffith said during the wedding reception for Barney Fife (Don Knotts) and Thelma Lou — two long-time sweethearts who never married during the original series.

  • Workforce Development Board convenes Crisis Task Force

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Setting out to ultimately increase workforce participation to meet the needs of employers and ensure continued economic health, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) convened key stakeholders representing all aspects of the workforce development system and employers that are struggling to meet their workforce needs.

  • MCPS responds to threat against students

    Marion County Public School administrators and Lebanon Police Department School Resource Officer Mark Roney investigated a threat made toward a group of three students on Wednesday, Oct. 25, according to a media release from Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    The students directly involved and the parents of those students have been notified, Schlosser said.
    The students involved attend the Marion County Knight Academy and Marion County High School.

  • Barktown Rescue hosts 5K fundraiser Oct. 28

    Barktown Rescue, a no-kill, non-profit 501(3)(c), hosts the Little Book’s Bark Dash 5K, sponsored by Jim Beam, Saturday, Oct 28, at Woodlawn Springs Golf Course in Bardstown.
    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K run/jog/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is $20, or $25 on race day. Deadline to register online is Oct 27.

  • Leak delaying opening of Lebanon Aquatic Center

    All renovations at the Lebanon Aquatic Center are nearing completion, but a leak has delayed the reopening of the pool.
    According to Lebanon Aquatic Center Director Charlsie Garrett, after aquatic center staff re-filled the pool, they realized there was a leak somewhere. They have located the leak, have it isolated and have contacted the pool company that originally installed the pool to come make suggestions on how best to repair it.

  • Marion County Middle to host parent teacher conference this Thursday
  • Loretto man sentenced to prison for rape

    Charles Josh Blandford of 375 Rueben Smith Road in Loretto was sentenced to three years in prison for first-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to court documents, the victim was incapable of consent/physically helpless.
    Blandford was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 20 years.
    Fines were waived.
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