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Today's News

  • Eight Highway Deaths During July 4th Holiday Weekend

    Preliminary statistics indicate that eight people died in eight separate crashes on Kentucky roadways during the four-day July 4th Holiday period, Thursday, July 2 (6 p.m.) through Sunday, July 5, (11:59 p.m.)

    Four of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and none of those victims were wearing seat belts. Motor vehicle crashes occurred in Bullitt, Clark, Davies and Mercer counties. Two of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

  • Jets Over Kentucky underway

    Jets Over Kentucky is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

    The event opened to pilots of the model jets Sunday, and it will be open to the public Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12. The public events begin at 9 a.m. Friday. A parade of lights will take place Friday evening at dark. More public displays will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12. For more information, call (502) 429-6365 or e-mail lewisthegeneral@hotmail.com.

  • Did you know?

    The county clerk's office is responsible for many things other than renewing automobile tags and registering voters.

    Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding submitted the following information about things the public may not know that goes on in her office on a daily basis.

    For example, if you purchase a vehicle outside of Marion County, you should request that the dealer send the title work to Marion County so the tax money will be used in your home county and by Marion County Fiscal Court.

    Other information the public may, or may not, know about includes:

  • Mail scam reported locally

    Marion County residents are encouraged to be aware of a mail scam that has been reported in the community.  Lebanon resident Paula M. Tichenor reported receiving a letter last week claiming to be from "Hallmark Marketing and Research Management Inc." of New York, NY. The letter reads that the recipient was seeking to make extra income. The recipient is then asked to send a money order at a Money Gram location. The letter includes a "Customer Service Evaluation Tool" and what appears to be a cashier's check.

  • CKTS swimmers finish fourth

    The CKTS hosted the Brent Cochrane Invitational Swim Meet on June 27-28 in Campbellsville. The CKTS swimmers finished fourth out of 10 teams with 911 points. Placing first, second, and third were: Georgetown Scott County, Telford of Richmond and the Lexington Dolphins. Other teams competing were: RACE, SKY, Pennyrile, Frankfort, TNT and Highbridge Aquatics.

  • J is for July and Jets

    Jets Over Kentucky has gone from being a two-day event to a week-long affair this year, beginning Sunday, July 5, and continuing through Sunday, July 12. The event opens officially for the public, however, on Friday, July 10.

    According to event organizers, Jets Over Kentucky has the potential to become the largest radio-controlled jets event in the world.

  • Robys win LCC member-guest tourney

    Siblings Beverly "Sis" Roby and Tom Roby smoked 41 other teams on Saturday and Sunday to win the Lebanon Country Club Member-Guest Tournament. The Roby's shot a combined 159 after 36 holes.

  • Meth lab found on Country Club Drive

    Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force members are cleaning up a meth lab found Thursday, July 2, at 529 Country Club Drive. William Jordan Mattingly, 25, of 529 Country Club Drive has been arrested on a charge of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamines. Lebanon Police Officer Jeff Waters said the investigation is continuing and more arrests may be possible. "This was a small meth lab," Waters said.

  • It's fair week!

    The Marion County Fair was officially kicked off Friday evening, June 26, with the walking horse show.

    The fair continues this week with many different events to choose from including harness racing, wrestling, karaoke, a beef show, the demolition derby, and a tractor pull.

  • Campbellville University presents Excellence in Teaching Awards

    Campbellsville University awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards to 145 educators from across Kentucky during the 23rd annual awards program May 16, 2009, in the Winters Dining Hall of the E. Bruce Heilman Student Complex on the Campbellsville University campus.

    John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, gave the welcome and opening remarks. He congratulated the teachers for their achievements and said, "We are honored and humbled to honor you today."