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Today's News

  • Be yourself

    Sophie Clark stood on the stage with 15 other participants Saturday night. Name after name had been called up to receive their awards. Hers was among them. She had already won the overall scholastic award, an award for talent and another award for self-expression. But when the last envelope was opened to reveal the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman, Clark was overwhelmed when her name was called.
    The crowd erupted. There were cheers from all sides of the Marion County High School Roby Dome as Clark received her bouquet of flowers and a medallion was placed around her neck.

  • Going back to 1964
  • Horror-comedy film being produced in Springfield

    By Nick Schrager
    Landmark News Service

    The movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film being produced right here in Springfield, is on track, and according to producers, things are going great.
    Armen Aghaeian, a producer with New Artist Pictures, said his company has merged with Anthony Holt’s The Comeback Kids to produce the movie. He said the feature film is a commentary about today’s society.

  • Going with the flow

    John "Quincy" Thomas’s first full day as Lebanon Water Works Company’s superintendent was a doozey.
    It was Monday, Jan. 17, 1994, and it was 20 degrees below zero.
    Water lines were freezing and breaking all over the city.
    That morning alone, water lines had burst on Boldrick Avenue, at Graham Memorial Park and on Woodlawn Avenue.
    “That was my first day on the job,” Thomas said. “But, things got better real quick.”

  • Trio inspired by Loretto Motherhouse

    An artist must be inspired to create. That’s why the piano trio, Longleash, picked the Loretto Motherhouse as the location for their annual celebration of American new music called The Loretto Project.
    The event will be held on Aug. 19-20 in Loretto, and will continue on Aug. 21 in Louisville.
    The first day will feature Longleash, which is made up of a cellist, violinist and pianist. John Popham, the cellist, is originally from Louisville, but now lives in New York where the trio is based.

  • Joy Global to be acquired by Komatsu

    Joy Global recently announced an agreement to be acquired by the Japanese-based mining company, Komatsu, for $3.7 billion, but working through the acquisition could take some time.
    Job Global Advertising and Public Relations Manager Caley Clinton said that the agreement will not affect workers for at least another year.
    “Until the acquisition closes, which will be mid-2017, nothing changes in terms of our day-to-day,” she said. “It’s business as usual here.”

  • Sheriff’s office to purchase K-9 dog

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has plans to employ another officer to help fight drug abuse throughout the county.
    Only, she has four legs, a keen sense of smell and her growl can intimidate the harshest of criminals.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be purchasing a K-9 in the near future, and Sheriff Jimmy Clements asked the Marion County Fiscal Court for financial assistance in paying for the animal and its training during the court’s meeting Thursday, Aug. 4.

  • Lebanon man indicted for wanton endangerment, assault

    Steven W. Worley, 26, of 158 Wrights Ct. in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about July 5, Worley manifested extreme indifference to human life and engaged in conduct, which created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person. The indictment also states that he intentionally or wantonly caused physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.

  • Sophie Clark named 2017 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Marion County High School senior Sophie Clark was named the 2017 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening, Aug. 6.

    Clark also won the overall scholastic award, a self-expression award and a talent award.

    Clark is the daughter of Tim and Becky Clark of Lebanon.

    Other winners include:

    First runner-up: Anna Winebrenner

    Second runner-up: Carly Mattingly

    Third runner-up: Caroline Reed

    Preliminary scholastic winners: Caroline Reed, Carly Mattingly and Anna Winebrenner

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