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Local News

  • 2 local children killed in wreck

    Two local children died at the scene of a car crash on Sunday, March 25, in Hardin County after their family vehicle lost control on Bluegrass Parkway.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the accident took place at 3:05 p.m., at the five-mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    George Michael Smith, 36, of Lebanon was driving with Crystal Lynn Shipp, 27, of Gravel Switch, and four children in a Nissan minivan. The children were three females age four, two, and one and one 3-year-old male. 

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes

    Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square opened the student production of The Emperor’s New Clothes, an adorable children’s play, running March 22-24. The production will also be running with the Working The Puzzle for Autism Center cast from March 29-31. For more information, check out www.kyclassicarts.com.

  • Good Friday and Easter closings

    The Marion County Clerk’s Office will be closed Friday, March 30, in observance of Good Friday and Saturday, March 31, in observance of Easter. The Marion County Clerk’s Office is open every Saturday from 8:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., except on holiday Saturdays.

    The Dave R. Hourigan building will be closed Friday, March 30. 

    Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Monday, April 2.

  • Community meet, greet, eat and plan event

    A community meet, greet, eat and plan event is being held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 8, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The public is invited to attend and help plan programs for the community. Marion County Youth Center is sponsoring this event. For more information, contact 270-692-5579. 

  • Blood donors urged to help restock Red Cross shelves after severe winter storms

    Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

    Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. No matter the weather, the need for blood to help cancer patients, those undergoing surgeries, trauma patients and others remains.

  • Child Abuse Awareness Walk is April 14

    A Child Abuse Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, April 14, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include free activities for children, free food, a petting zoo, door prizes and it’s a GO 365 sponsored event. Organizers are asking participants to wear blue to show your support for child abuse awareness. For more information, contact Melissa Garrett or Ashley Caldwell-May, 270-692-2136.

  • Marion County is weathering the storm

    Judge/Executive David Daugherty said Marion County is facing challenges in the coming year, but believes the community will be able to weather the storm against pension reform. 

    “Last year I said I thought this was one of the best places to raise a family, and that hasn’t changed a bit and I still think we live in a great community,” Daugherty said. 

    However, there are some challenges ahead for the future of the county with the proposed state pension reform.

  • Students create fine art exhibit

    Lebanon Elementary School students take a page from the master after learning about the glass artwork created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly and creating their own inspired art pieces.

    Chihuly’s art was on display at Maker’s Mark Distillery last year. Visual and Media Arts Teacher Charles Ramey led his students in creating colored paper sculptures inspired by Chihuly’s work. 

  • ACT smack down

    Marion County High School staff and teachers dressed up as wacky WWE wrestlers and entourage to put on a show for the junior class who were preparing for the ACT last week.

    The WWE themed pep rally was held on March 19th to motivate the students who were taking the test the following day, as well as giving other students a chance to see how important the test is.

  • Lebanon woman to walk in the Survivors Parade at Kentucky Oaks

    Mimi Crum of Lebanon is one of 144 Kentucky women who will be honored during the 2018 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade on Friday, May 4, Oaks Day, at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

    This is the 10th year for the Survivors Parade. Nearly 300 survivors of breast and ovarian cancer were nominated to walk in the parade this year. The breast and ovarian cancer survivors will walk in the parade prior to the 144th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race.