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Today's News

  • Two accidents involving animals this week

    Accidents involving animals were reported Monday and Tuesday mornings on Danville Highway. The Marion County Sheriff's Office worked both accidents.

    No serious injuries were reported to people, but a horse died as a result of the accident Tuesday morning, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • March for Babies is Saturday

    The 2011 March for Babies is scheduled to begin Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

    The March for Babies is an annual fund-raiser for the March of Dimes, which supports research and provides education about premature babies to families and healthcare professionals.

    According to the March for Babies website, more than 500,000 babies are born premature every year in the United States.

  • Tourist commission continues search for director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission interviewed two more candidates Thursday for the vacant executive director's position.

    The commission held a special-called meeting Oct. 13, and that evening the commission conducted video interviews with two candidates, Chairman Dan Lawson said. Commissioner Tom Lund was out of town during last week's meeting, but all of the other commissioners were present.

  • City, tourism consider property acquisition

    In recent months, the Lebanon City Council and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission have been contacted about the possibility of purchasing property at the intersection of Burkes Spring Road and Hwy. 52.

    During its Oct. 10 meeting, the city council voted 5-0 in favor of contributing $10,000 toward the purchase. Councilman Jay Grundy was not present at that meeting.

  • Tech center has new principal

    Tony Webb has been teaching in the technical school setting for more than a decade, and now he's leading the Marion County Area Technology Center as its principal.

    Webb, who resides in Anderson County, began his career in education later in life. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he worked at several industries and businesses before stepping into the education field.

  • Enduring Faith

    "... their faith was strong and healthful and their attainment of Catholic truth unwavering."

    Those words were written in "The Life of Archbishop Spalding" in reference to the Catholic settlers who moved from Maryland to what is now central Kentucky and to their descendants. Evidence that that faith has not wavered was on display Sunday, when St. Charles Catholic Church celebrated its 225th anniversary.

  • Jury selection to begin in murder trial

    Landmark News Service

    Jury selection was slated to begin Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the latest round of court appearances by Michael St. Clair.

    St. Clair is charged with the 1991 kidnapping and murder of Marion County native Frank Brady.

    To make jury duty easier for the re-sentencing hearing, St. Clair made a motion recently to have jurors paid minimum wage, which is more than the $12.50 paid by statute.

  • Treasurer candidates battle for the ballot

    By Erin L. McCoy, Landmark News Service

  • DIY Fright Night

    People like being scared.

    Not all the time, but with certain safeguards in place, people enjoy a good startle.

    That's why roller coasters and horror films remain popular. They give us a chance to experience something spooky without any serious risk of real physical harm, assuming the rides are inspected and regularly maintained.

    With Halloween fast approaching, we'll see plenty of ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the streets.

  • Big Blue All-Stars will play Oct. 20 at MCHS

    The Big Blue All-Stars are coming to Marion County.