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  • Two injured in collision on Bradfordsville Highway

    Two people were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle collision at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning near 1175 Bradfordsville Highway.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Mary E. O'Bryan, 71, of Louisville was driving south on KY 49 in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier. When she attempted to turn into a private drive, O'Bryan turned into the path a northbound 1992 Nissan pickup truck, driven by Ted McCollum, 53, of Nicholasville, the state police reported.

  • Evans appointed to school board

     Jerry Evans has been appointed to fill the vacant District 5 seat on the Marion County Board of Education.

    "It's gong to be a challenging assignment, but I feel I am equal to the task," Evans said. "I will try to stay focused on the fact that it's all about the youth."

    Superintendent Taylora Schosser announced Friday via email that she received word that Evans had been appointed.

  • Fire destroys Methodist church's nativity

    A fire Thursday evening destroyed the nativity building at Lebanon United Methodist Church. This is the structure that the church uses for its annual living nativity during Dickens Christmas.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of the fire at 8:01 p.m. Oct. 2. The caller reported that the building, grass and trees were on fire. The building was behind the church at the time.

    Another call reported that juveniles were seen playing in the area before the fire.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday afternoon

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Farm owner request to join an existing agricultural district

    • State Request to accept Hwy. 49 approaches and abandoned segment.

    • Request to proclaim Oct. 5-11 as National 4-H Week in Marion County

    • Consider proportional distribution of 2014 Area Development Funds to cities

  • Board agrees to time off for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    On Sept. 23, the board approved a medical leave of absence for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston said at that meeting that Schlosser had requested a leave for four weeks.

  • Ham Days: ‘Great weather, good people’

    Tim Paxton made the trip from Mt. Washington to attend Ham Days this year, and it wasn’t the first time.

    “This is one of the shows we don’t miss,” Paxton said. “We love coming to Lebanon. It’s just a good time.”

    Paxton’s 1974 Karmann Ghia was one of the 164 cars entered in the car show during the annual festival hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Oct. 6 last day to register for general election

     The last day to register to voter in the 2014 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    Eligible voters who have not yet registered should do so at the County Clerk’s Office in the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Election day is Nov. 4.

    The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • Angel Tree applications are being accepted

     Central Kentucky Community Action will be accepting applications for its Angel Tree Christmas program from Oct. 1 through Nov. 27.

    The office is located at 332 Hood Avenue in Lebanon.

    Applicants will be screened for eligibility. For more information, call 270-692-6411.

  • ‘Nam Brothers’

    Sept. 26, 1968 is a day that is forever ingrained in Barney Tharp’s memory.

    He was 21 years old, a brand new soldier, and was serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. Within four short weeks of his tour of duty, Tharp was faced with a life or death situation.

  • Gribbins murder case has been appealed

     Christopher Gribbins was sentenced earlier this yearto 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr. Gribbins was convicted on July 17, and Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly handed down the sentence recommended by the jury on Aug. 7.

    Litsey was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Raywick Bar and Grill on Nov. 9, 2012. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gribbins, 47, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville is the owner of the bar.