Today's News

  • Gravel Switch man gets five years for non-support, marijuana charges

    Stephen D. Lanham, 40, of 3035 Tatum Lane in Gravel Switch was sentenced to five years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for flagrant non-support (three counts) and cultivation of marijuana over five plants. He was ordered to remain current on his child support payment and to pay arrears on child support owed ($2,054) within one year after his release from prison. He received credit for 35 days served.   In other circuit court matters:

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  • Stolen jewelry recovered in Washington County

    A portion of the jewelry that was stolen from Lebanon Jewelry on Dec. 30, was recovered recently.

    On Jan. 3, 33 rings were recovered by the Washington County Sheriff's Department worth an estimated $20,342. There is still $40,165 of merchandise that hasn't been recovered.

    James Curtis "Flipper" Means, 47, of Lebanon is being held at the Marion County Detention Center and is suspected to have been responsible for the robbery at Lebanon Jewelry and a separate robbery that occurred at Circle K on Dec. 28.

  • Sure Shots to host membership meeting

    The Marion County Sure Shots, a shooting team affiliated with 4-H, is hosting its membership meeting on Jan. 20.

    According to co-founder Debbie Glasscock, the Sure Shots are starting their second year of existence in Marion County. The club hosts indoor meetings once a month during the winter months. Around March or April, the club heads outdoors to hit the shooting range twice a month.

    Children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate and parents are welcome in this family oriented sport.

  • Bluegrass Saturday Night

    Like the last strum of a banjo, the sounds of the 2009 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff linger in the minds of those who attended this year's festival.

    Those sounds include a return performance by the Hager's Mountain Boys, a North Carolina band that is quickly picking up fans in the heart of the Bluegrass State.

    Those sounds include Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, one of the best touring acts in bluegrass music today.

    And those sounds include hundreds of people from near and far cheering and applauding the performances they were treated to over the weekend.

  • County offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day

    Marion County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Day, according to County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    He added that no garbage will be picked up Monday. Instead the normal Monday route will be picked up Tuesday along with the regular Tuesday route.


  • Marion County schools are closed today

    Marion County Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 16, due to the extreme cold weather, according to Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum.

    The National Weather Service is projecting a high temperature of 17 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 degree Celsius).

    A wind chill advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. This means cold air and wind combine to created low wind chills which can result in frostbite if precautions are not taken.

    Marcum also sent a reminder that school is closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Day.


  • Fiscal court meeting Thursday, Jan. 8

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the David Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue.

    The court will discuss the 2009 county employee holiday schedule and the 2009 clerk's budget, according to the agenda.

    Other items on the agenda include setting maximum amounts for deputies and assistants, a revised proposal for street lighting at Hwy. 429 and the Lebanon bypass, and the renewal of the county's contract with Medical Claims Assistance Inc.

  • City council meeting at 7 p.m.

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall.

    The city is scheduled to hear from Jesse Bohannon regarding The Cadillac Pool, according to the agenda.

    In addition to hearing department reports, the city council is also scheduled to consider a request to change two-hour parking on the west side of the 100 block of N. Spalding Avenue to 30-minute parking. 

  • Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the school board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    From 5:30-6:45 p.m., the board members are scheduled to conduct their self-evaluation. The regular board meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

    The re-elected board members are scheduled to take the oath of office.

    Other items on the agenda include reports from the superintendent and the wellness committee as well as the financial report and the district's gap analysis report.

  • MAC escapee has been caught

    Richard Hager, 32, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center Friday night, Jan. 3, was apprehended by the Lebanon Police at 10:44 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8.

    Hager is now being held at the Marion County Detention Center.

    At the time of his escape, Hager was serving a six-year sentence for first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle) and second-degree persistent felony offender. He would have been eligible for parole in November of 2009, and his scheduled release date was Jan. 1, 2012.