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Today's News

  • 2-22-12 Early Files

    50 years ago
    Feb. 1, 1962

    16 cases hepatitis
    Sixteen cases of infectious hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver known as jaundice, have been reported in Marion County since January 1, it was learned last week from officials of the Marion County Health Department.
    However, physicians report most cases of the ailment as “mild.”

    40 years ago
    Feb. 3, 1972
    Rabies cases

  • Hometown girl on Hollywood red carpet

    Lebanon native Tracy Myers Denver knows what it's like to perform on a big stage.

    After all, she was the 1998 Marion County Junior Miss.

    But, that stage has grown by leaps and bounds within the past few months for Tracy and her Navy SEAL husband, Rorke Denver, who stars in the upcoming film, "Act of Valor," in theaters Friday.

    Tracy's husband plays one of the main characters in the film, which she admits, is very surreal.

  • Black history celebration

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council held its second annual Black History Celebration Saturday, Feb 18, at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon.
    Choirs from First Baptist Church of Campbellsville and Holy Rosary Church of Springfield participated in the event along with a group of liturgical dancers.

  • News briefs

    Mackville man dies in single-vehicle accident

    A Mackville man was pronounced dead after a collision at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, on KY 53, two miles north of Willisburg.

    Michael Sallee, 21, of Battle Road in Mackville was driving a 1995 Ford south on KY 53 when the accident occurred. Sallee dropped off the right shoulder of the road, struck a guardrail and then a tree. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

  • Dog dumper pleads not guilty

    Christina Gribbins pled not guilty Monday in Marion District Court to 23 charges of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    Gribbins, 36, of 173 Spurlington Road in Campbellsville confessed to abandoning 23 dogs on Highway 412 in Marion County on the morning of Jan. 24, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Gribbins was arrested Feb. 7.

    She had been running "A New Leash Animal Rescue" and she collected dogs from surrounding shelters and rescue programs.

  • Black History Celebration is Feb. 26

    The public is invited to attend the Marion County Chapter of the NAACP's Black History Celebration at Centre Square Sunday, Feb. 26. This event will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

    The Rev. Dale Smith, the pastor of Tucker Chapel in Lebanon will be the guest speaker. The event will include performances by several musical groups. Black history monologues will also be presented.

    Rose Graves will be sharing an extensive black history display, and light refreshments will be served at the end of the program.

  • Senior center opens in renovated school

    Barbara Stratton has been coming to the Bradfordsville Senior Center for around two years.

    "I really enjoy it," the 71-year-old said. "Everybody laughs and cuts up."

    Stratton and her fellow seniors are also happy to have a new home. After meeting in the Bradfordsville Civic Center for years, the seniors now have a place to call their own.

  • Maddy's legacy lives on

    By Brandon Mattingly/Landmark News Service

    Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most thoughtful. The home of Juanita Hodgens and her husband Robert Hodgens, Sr. is where hundreds of pillowcase dresses have been made, mostly for young girls in Haiti, but some have also ended up in Africa and Mexico.

  • Community Spirit

    Nine months ago Steve and Paul Beam held the groundbreaking ceremony for Limestone Branch Distillery, just off the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway. Friday, the brothers celebrated the ribbon-cutting at their business.

    "We're really glad to be here today," Steve Beam told an audience of hundreds who attended the event. "It's the fruition of a lot of hard work by a lot of people."

  • Made to order

    When Bill Mattingly left Marion County to attend college at the University of Kentucky, he thought he was leaving for good.

    "When I was in college, my plan was to never come back," Mattingly said.

    Instead after working for a few years as an insurance claims adjuster, he decided that Marion County is where he wanted to raise a family with his wife, Connie.

    "There's no question I made the right decision," he said.