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Today's News

  • Park expansion fields open for play

    A massive project came to fruition for the city and county last week as the first pitch was tossed at the new expansion baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw fired the first pitch off at the new fields Monday of last week and was followed by a pitch from Roscoe, the mascot for the Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball team.

  • Respectfully silent

    While friends and family of the late Sgt. Randy Sigley were stopping by Bosley Funeral Home to pay their respects Sunday morning, a small group was gathering in the parking lot across the street.

    The Patriot Guard Riders of Kentucky were going over their plans.

    They would stand silently holding American flags as visitors arrived at the funeral home. Later they formed similar lines at Lebanon Baptist Church, where Sgt. Sigley's funeral service was held. And at the Lebanon National Cemetery, they formed a ring of flags as the final prayers were being read.

  • Red Cross will be in Bradfordsville Tuesday

    The Red Cross set up in Bradfordsville Civic Center Monday to help people in immediate need of assistance, according to Hayden Johnson, the assistance Marion County emergency management director.

    The Red Cross will be back Tuesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon to complete assessments for immediate needs for families affected by the flooding over the weekend.

    Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief teams will also be assisting in clean-up efforts this week.

  • City postpones decision on St. Catharine contract

    The Lebanon City Council on April 22 voted 5-1 to postpone a decision regarding a contract proposal from St. Catharine College regarding the school's possible use of the Centre Square Fine Arts Center (the former Lebanon High School).

    The proposal was approved by the Centre Square Foundation Board April 21.

    At the city council's special-called meeting April 22, Councilman Bill Pickerill said he wanted more time to look over the contract. Councilman Kenny Marrett said he had not received the revised contract prior to the meeting.

  • Convicted killer's death sentence reversed

    An opinion Thursday by Kentucky's Supreme Court reverses the 2005 death sentence of three-time convicted killer Michael St. Clair - a man blamed for at least four murders, including the 1990 execution of Marion County native Frank Brady, which occurred near Lebanon Junction, after he was kidnapped from a Sonora truck stop.

    According to Thursday's reversal, "the (Bullitt County) trial court's directive to follow the statutory language in instructing the jury on the applicable aggravator required to support a death sentence."

  • Letter-Roadblock for Diabetes

    Editor's note: This letter was inadvertently left out of the April 28 edition.

    It is that time of the year for the American Diabetes Association Step Out walk at Keeneland Race Course.

    As a fund-raiser in honor of our grandson, Parker Thomas, we will again be having a roadblock on Saturday, May 1, to raise money for our team, Scoop's Crew. In the past, the people of Marion County have been more than generous at our roadblock and we are asking for your help again.

  • Flash flood watch has been issued for the weekend

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for May 1-2.

    The weather service is predicting there will be several chances for showers and thunderstorms this weekend. Heavy rainfall could cause flooding issues throughout central Kentucky.

    Rainfall of one to two inches could occur Saturday, and Sunday's storm could bring rainfall of more than five inches in some areas.

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  • At least 50 seek to replace Peterson

    The end of the Tim Peterson era at Marion County High School has produced a large amount of interest in the boy's basketball coaching position.

    As of Sunday night, Marion County High School athletic director Stacey Hall said he's been contacted by at least 50 applicants with letters of interest and resumes since Peterson's departure in late February.

    The list hasn't been narrowed down to contenders yet, according to Hall.

  • Lebanon Marketplace opening May 1

    The first Saturday in May is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby, but the Lebanon Marketplace (formerly the farmer's market) will also be getting out of the gates that day.

    Barbie Ballard, the coordinator for the Marketplace, reminded the community that the Marketplace pavilion is located on M.L. King Avenue, across the street from the Cardinal Den.