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  • Part of Sam Browning Road to be closed until May 8

    A section of Sam Browning Road will be closed until May 8.

    Sam Browning will be closed to through traffic from a point 2.5 miles from St. Rose Road to a point 0.2 mile from Hwy. 49 (Loretto Highway).

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said county road crews are installing at box culvert.

  • Special-called school board meeting this afternoon

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - School data reports

    - Preschool expansion

    - Salary comparison charts

    - Non-traditional instructional program

    • Student learning services

  • Happy birthday, Lebanon

    The City of Lebanon is throwing itself a birthday party, you’re invited, and you don’t even have to bring a gift.
    This year is Lebanon’s bicentennial, and there are several events planned to celebrate the city’s 200 years of existence.
    “We’re excited,” Monica Pickerill, a member of the Lebanon Bicentennial Committee, said. “I think what we have planned is going to be really fun.”

  • Camp Horsin’ Around open house is May 17 and May 20

    Camp Horsin’ Around in Perryville will be hosting two open houses in May.
    The first open house is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 17, and the second one is will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20.

  • UK player pleads not guilty to alcohol possession

    University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps appeared in Marion District Court Monday, where she entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
    A pretrial conference has been scheduled for May 11.

  • Lebanon man arrested after attempting to flee police

    Two people were hospitalized and a Lebanon man was arrested after an accident April 23 in Lexington.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Anthony Dixon, 21, of Lebanon was driving a green 2002 Jaguar when he reached a traffic checkpoint at 7:35 p.m. Thursday at the Fayette/Bourbon County line on Bryan Station Road.

  • Local group performing at Lincoln funeral anniversary event

    President Lincoln’s Own Band, which is led by Raywick’s Don Johnson, will be performing May 1-3 in Springfield, Illinois, as part of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral.
    President Lincoln’s Own Band appeared in the Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln,” and they recently recorded the soundtrack for a new documentary, “The Gettysburg Address.” Former First Lady Laura Bush and Tom Brokaw are among the people appearing in the film.

  • Inmate facing escape charge

    MARION CIRCUIT COURT

    Phillip H. McBride, 25, who is incarcerated, was indicted for second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about March 9, 2012, McBride escaped from a detention facility after being charged with or convicted of a felony, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at $10,000.

  • Kentucky gains a second historically black college

    By Brent Schanding
    The State Journal

    A small Louisville college could rival Kentucky State University in recruiting and educating black students in the Commonwealth and beyond.
    Earlier this week, administrators at Simmons College of Kentucky — a private four-year college whose campus is largely tucked into a block of the Limerick community near downtown Louisville — announced it had gained status from the U.S. Department of Education as a historically black college.

  • Crime ring was behind bourbon heists

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    Law enforcement officials announced April 22 they have tightened the net around a case involving more than $100,000 of heisted bourbon, which includes the coveted Pappy Van Winkle. Indicted were nine suspects.
    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton announced Tuesday, April 21, at a press conference in his office that in concert with the Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland and Attorney General Jack Conway there has been a major breakthrough in uncovering an organized crime ring.