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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office investigating attempted break in at Gribbins Grocery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted break-in at Gribbins Grocery in Gravel Switch. According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, deputies responded to an alarm call at the grocery at 11:42 p.m. on May 11. Upon their arrival, they discovered that someone had attempted to break in by prying open a window. The perpetrators had fled the scene prior to the deputies arrival. Evidence at the scene was collected in hopes of identifying the persons involved. Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated.
     

  • Two injured in accident Monday

    Two men were airlifted from the scene of a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

    Gary Deering, 62, and Quentin M. Taylor, 28, both of Lebanon, were flown out by helicopters after the vehicle they were in left the roadway and struck a rock-lined ditch during a heavy rainstorm, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Commission increases capital fund, approves 2015-16 budget

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is anticipating a $60,000 increase in revenue during the next fiscal year compared to the 2014-15 budget.
    The commission approved its 2015-16 budget during its May 11 meeting. That budget also was presented to the Lebanon City Council Monday evening for approval.
    The council voted to accept the budget at its meeting.
    LTCC Executive Director Nena Olivier said she has spoken with some council members about the budget prior to Monday’s meetings.

  • Dancing the night away

    The Marple-Caldwell VFW Post 5910 hosted a dinner and dance for consumers at Marion and Washington County Industries on May 7. Edna Seabrooks, the VFW quarter master, said the event was awesome. “I think I get more enjoyment out of it than they do,” she said. To help pay for similar events in the future, the VFW is hosting a trip to Horseshoe Casino on June 6. Anyone interested in attending should call 270-321-4054, 859-200-0929 or 270-692-1321.
     

  • Suspect shot by officers known to law enforcement

    Landmark News Service

    A man shot Sunday morning after injuring officers during a police chase has a criminal history, including assault against law enforcement officers.
    John Kennedy Fenwick, 25, of Bardstown was shot Sunday when he rammed three cruisers while fleeing from police. Fenwick had earlier stolen a truck from Franklin Family Chevrolet Buick on West John Rowan Boulevard by crashing a vehicle through the dealership’s doors and taking a set of keys.

  • New display by and for the kids

    The most recent public display at the Marion County Heritage Center features the work of some of Marion County’s youngest artists.
    The show opened May 6 and will remain at the center through Friday, May 15. It includes a number of pieces created by local elementary school students.
    “It’s awesome to get the kids out into the community and see their art,” Calvary Elementary art teacher Stephanie Keeling said. “It makes them feel extra special.”

  • One dead in crash with Danville fire vehicle

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger

    One person is dead and at least two others injured in a Friday morning crash involving a Danville fire vehicle en route to a fire that collided with a 3-wheeler and another vehicle in the intersection of Hustonville Road and the bypass.
    The collision occurred about 10:30 a.m. as the fire department's SUV was traveling with sirens and lights activated to a car fire near Cheddar's restaurant.

  • Another high note for President Lincoln’s Own

    Don Johnson and his group, President Lincoln’s Own Band, have been on quite a journey since they portrayed the U.S. Marine Band in the Steven Spielberg movie, “Lincoln.”
    They’ve appeared at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. They appeared in a National Geographic documentary film, “Killing Lincoln,” and they provided music for the soundtrack of another documentary, “The Gettysburg Address.”

  • Alumni band members needed

    Former marching band members are need to participate in the the African American Festival parade on July 31 in Springfield.
    If you have ever marched and played in your local high school band, you can come out and show that you still have what it takes to march and play as an alumni band member.
    The group is interested in finding band members, percussion and color guard members to participate in this event. This will be a reunion of marching band members. Members do not have to be from Washington County to participate in this event.  

  • Springfield man facing drug trafficking charges