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Today's News

  • Details on deputy jailers are released

    A pair of former Marion County deputy jailers were observed receiving contraband that was later found with inmates inside the Marion County Detention Center, according to an affidavit filed in federal court recently.

  • Outhouse Blowout is Saturday

  • Japanese Cultural Day is Oct. 9

    Japanese Cultural Day will be held Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon. The event is normally held earlier in the year, but was postponed in the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake that affected Japan in March.

    The Marion County Industrial Foundation will be hosting the events from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. The celebration will include martial arts, dancing, drumming, food and games.

    The schedule of events is as follows:

    - 1:15  - Yosakoi (Japanese dancing)

  • Tourist commission moves forward in search for director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission met Sept. 27 in executive session to narrow down its list of applicants for the vacant executive director's seat. The commission received 30 applications.

    Commission Treasurer Dave Winebrenner said the commissioners narrowed the list to six possible candidates during last week's meeting.

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.

  • Halloween event at the library Oct. 10

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting a Halloween-themed day of movies and mayhem on Monday, Oct. 10. At 10 a.m., the library will be showing a not-so-scary movie for younger children.

    At 1 p.m., the library will have a special showing of "Ghostbusters."

    The event will include crafts and spooky visitors as well. Space is limited, so anyone planning to attend is encouraged to register by either stopping by the library at 201 E. Main Street in Lebanon or by calling (270) 692-4698.

  • Lebanon man appointed to state committee

    An electrical inspector from Lebanon has been appointed to the Electrical Advisory Committee. Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Michael L. Shannon to the committee for a term that expires July 15, 2015. Shannon is replacing Jerry Shouse on the committee.

  • Bardstown man charged with reckless homicide

    James William Pinkston, 37, of 5318 Loretto Road in Bardstown was indicted for reckless homicide.

    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 3, 2010, Pinkston recklessly caused the death of his wife, Shannon Pinkston. James Pinkston was the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident at 1:40 a.m. Oct. 3, 2010, on Hwy. 527, four miles north of St. Francis. Shannon Pinkston, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the police report issued at the time of the accident, alcohol was suspected to be a factor.

  • 6 of 7 schools meet No Child Left Behind goals

    Marion County High School was the only school in the district that failed to meet its No Child Left Behind goals, but it's still one of very few high schools across the entire state to have 60 percent or more of its students deemed "college or career ready."

    "That's something to be proud of," Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said during the school board meeting Tuesday of last week.