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  • Springfield Green Festival is April 29

    The Springfield Green Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 29, along Depot Street in Springfield. It’s a family fun event that will feature food, kids games and more. The event is free. 

  • Bold and beautiful

    Sitting in a pool of blood on the floor at Montebello Packaging, in throbbing pain, Brittani McFarland reached up to feel her head.
    “Is my forehead gone?” she asked one of her coworkers. “It took my whole scalp, didn’t it?”

  • Urgent care facility to locate in Lebanon

    A piece of property in Lebanon that once featured a fast food restaurant is going to become the site of a new urgent care clinic.
    Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic, which is based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, will be opening a clinic at the former Long John Silver’s location on West Main Street, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund.
    Its website lists Lebanon, Kentucky as one of its locations.

  • Jailer: ‘We need more resources’

    Costs to operate the Marion County Detention Center continue to rise due to the increase in drug use and criminal activity, and Marion County Jailer Barry Brady is desperate for some additional resources, namely from the state.
    Brady reviewed the detention center’s 2017-18 proposed budget with the Marion County Fiscal Court during its regular monthly meeting Thursday. The budget includes a transfer of funds from the county of nearly $860,000.

  • Multi-purpose facility could cost close to $5 million

    Local leaders received estimates on how much a proposed multipurpose facility at the Marion County Fairgrounds will cost last week, and now it’s time to decide how to proceed with the project and who is going to pay for what.
    The county recently advertised for requests for proposals (RFP), which aren’t official bids, but rather estimates on how much the project will cost, and those proposals were discussed during a meeting Wednesday. Four proposals were submitted, two of them from construction companies in Lebanon.

  • MCHS hires WCHS principal

    Marion County High School will have a new principal next school year, and Washington County High School must begin the search for a new leader after the MCHS SBDM Council unanimously voted to hire WCHS Principal William Thad Elmore Monday evening.
    Elmore has 18 years of experience in education at the elementary, middle and high school levels. He’s currently serving as the WCHS principal. He has also served as the assistant principal at T.K. Stone Middle in Elizabethtown, where he previously served as a social studies teacher.

  • Music therapy at Autism Center on April 10

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy for individuals on the autism spectrum from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 10, at the Autism Center. Siblings will not be able to participate in this event as this is therapy for individuals on the spectrum. The Autism Center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon. Contact Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net for more information.

  • Hands are for helping, not hurting

    The community’s first-ever Child Abuse Awareness Walk took place this past Saturday at Graham Memorial Park. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start organized the event. Blue pinwheels were placed all along the walking track in honor of the event. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention.

  • Trash the wipes

    To flush or not to flush?
    When it comes to wet-wipes, there should be no question, according to Lebanon Public Works Director Terry Bland.
    These wet wipes, which are advertised as flushable, are causing major problems inside the city’s sewer system and costing the City of Lebanon thousands of dollars. The wipes may go down the toilet, but they aren't breaking down as they course through the sewer system. Since January of 2016, the City of Lebanon has spent $92,000 to fix and replace sewer equipment, according to Bland.

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary