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  • Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 11 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. Saturday, April 25, for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    According to the weather service, strong to severe storms are likely this evening. These storms could be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and tornados, and heavy rainfall could cause localized flooding, the weather service reports.

  • Reward offered in animal abuse case reaches $2,100

    The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a recent case of animal abuse has increased to $2,100.
    The Lebanon Enterprise published a story on April 15 about the remains of a dog found in Raywick recently. The animal’s front paws, back paws and mouth had been tied up with green twine.

  • Raising awareness about autism

    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorders and to celebrate individuals who live with those conditions every day.
    Lisa Nally-Martin, the founder of Working the Puzzle for Autism, welcomed everyone to the fifth annual walk April 18.
    “Each of these kids that are standing here, as we all know, they are the ones that get the benefit out of this,” Nally-Martin said.

  • Car break-ins occur across the county

    Several vehicle break-ins in Marion County recently should serve as reminders to lock your car doors even if it’s parked in your own driveway.
    On April 12, a vehicle parked in Cozy Corner parking lot was broken into and $80 in cash was stolen, as well as a debit card, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Two male juveniles attempted to use the debit card at U.S. Bank in Loretto at 2:04 a.m., and surveillance camera footage enabled law enforcement to identify them, Clements said. Both juveniles have been charged with theft by unlawful taking.

  • Central Kentucky Showdown scheduled for June 20

    The Marion County Fairgrounds will host the first annual Central Kentucky Showdown, one Big Azz Custom Truck and Big Rig Event, on Saturday, June 20. Gates will open at 10 a.m. There will be custom trucks, numerous vendors, concessions and activities for the kids. 

  • A flood of memories

    It didn’t last 40 days and nights, but two days of seemingly nonstop rainfall was more than enough for much of central Kentucky in May of 2010.
    Marion County received between nearly 8 inches of rain in the span of two days.
    Flooding, mud slides and water-covered roads all created hazards in several parts of Marion County. At least 20 residences were evacuated, basements and businesses were flooded and roads were closed. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the flooding.

  • Shoplifter arrested after shoving steaks down his pants

    Loretto Foodland is known for its low meat prices, but apparently they weren’t low enough for a Raywick man who was caught stuffing steaks down his pants last week.

  • Chorus to perform Broadway favorites

    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus will be performing Broadway favorites from Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys, Mo-town the Musical, Lion King, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and many more at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in St. Catharine Hall at St. Catharine College. Call 859-336-9232 for more information or reservations.
     

  • Kentucky Writer’s Day celebration is April 24

    The 25th anniversary celebration of the official Kentucky Writer’s Day will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.

  • New road to Maker’s Mark is open

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has voted to open the new road to Maker’s Mark.
    The court held a public hearing about possibly closing a portion of Burke Springs Road and opening the new road on April 2. On Thursday, the court voted to open the new road.
    During the April 2 public hearing, residents near Maker’s Mark expressed concerns about closing part of Burke Springs Road and about safety issues on the new road. One particular concern related to lines of sight at an intersection near a utility pole.