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Local News

  • Progress on Main Street

    Driving into downtown Lebanon, you can’t miss it.
    Construction on the new Lebanon City Hall on Main Street is continuing at a fast pace. Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said hopefully, by the end of the month, the brick crew will be on site and the cupola accent will arrive.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery, assault and theft

    A Marion County grand jury has indicted William G. Biggers, 39, 2 Blossom Lane, Lebanon, on charges of first degree robbery, second degree assault, theft by unlawful taking under $500, and with being a persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 10, 2015, during the commission of a theft, Biggers used a deadly weapon to cause injury to another person. Biggers has at least two prior felony convictions. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. Biggers was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

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  • Oklahoma man on Ky. death row for 1991 murder of Bardstown man pleads guilty to kidnapping

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced a guilty plea of an Oklahoma man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Marion County native Francis Brady in 1991.
    Under terms of a plea agreement with Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions, Michael Dale St. Clair, 60, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced by Special Judge John David Seay in Hardin Circuit Court on April 12 to 30 years in prison.

  • Former employees file suit against St. Catharine College

    Landmark News Service

    Four former St. Catharine College employees have asked the U.S. District Court to permit a lawsuit against St. Catharine College, Inc., and its “officers, directors and/or members of the Board of Trustees” corporately and in their individual capacities.

  • New MCHS principal likes a challenge

    Thad Elmore likes a challenge, which is one reason why he wanted to become the next Marion County High School principal.
    MCHS has had four principals in seven years, and Elmore is ready to provide MCHS with some stability, support and continued success.
    “I’m looking forward to the challenge,” Elmore said. “I always like to improve myself. This district is forward thinking. That’s important. That was another draw.”

  • MCPS Spring Summit
  • Rural prisons keep closing, and few buyers are willing to turn them into new business venues

    By Tim Mandell
    The Rural Blog

    Shuttered rural prisons that once helped boost local economies are becoming a hard sell when it comes to finding new purposes for the facilities, Paul Post reports for The New York Times.

  • Autism walk is April 22

    The 7th annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.
    The walk serves as a fundraiser for the Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. organization, which has used those funds to purchase Project Lifesaver bracelets (which can be used to track individuals who may wander away), iPods, iPads, Android tablets, and various sensory items.

  • Johnny Boone back in U.S.

    John Robert “Johnny” Boone, the former leader of the Cornbread Mafia, was deported from Canada to the United States and appeared in a federal courtroom last week.
    A spokesperson from the clerk’s office at the U.S. District Court of Vermont said Boone went before a judge April 5, and paperwork was signed to transport him back to Kentucky.
    Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy signed a document saying Boone must appear in the Western District of Kentucky, which is in Louisville.

  • Easter closings

    Several government offices will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday. The following offices at the David R. Hourigan Government Office Building will be closed Friday and Saturday: the Marion County Clerk’s office, Marion County Judge/Executive’s office and the Marion County PVA office.

    The Marion County Judicial Center closes at noon on Friday.

    There will also be no garbage collection in Marion County. If your normal garbage day is Friday, your garbage will be collected on Monday.