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Today's News

  • Fiscal court approves 2012-13 budget

    County officials are anticipating more than $14 million in revenue and expenditures during the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to the second reading of the proposed budget, which was approved at the June 21 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Under Construction

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    Hammers swung, saws cut and sweat poured.

    On Saturday, June 23, construction began on a three-bedroom house on the corner of South Chandler and Shuck Avenue. It's Marion County's Habitat for Humanity house, which is being sponsored by Makers Mark Distillery, Kentucky Cooperage and My Old Kentucky Home.

  • Pair of Lebanon men facing rape charges

    Two Lebanon men are facing first-degree rape charges, and a Lebanon woman has been accused of complicity to rape.

  • Board: Superintendent doing 'great' job

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton is doing a "fantastic" job, especially for his first year at the helm of the Marion County Public School district, according to school board members.

    The board conducted Hamilton's yearly evaluation Tuesday, June 22, which took approximately 50 minutes in executive session.

    When the board convened in open session, Board Chairman Michael Mullins said that the board gave Hamilton an overall rating of 3.5 of a possible 4.0.

  • Fired up!

    Like many of the competitors in Saturday's Warrior Dash - the first ever in Kentucky - Melissa Newcomb of Lebanon was caked in mud and had a smile on her face after finishing the race.

    "It was intense, but it was fun," she said.

    Would she do it again?

    "Definitely," Newcomb said.

  • Two accidents disrupt transportation for Warrior Dash

    A pair of accidents - one of which involved a tractor pulling a wagon full of people - caused disruptions to the traffic flow on Popes Creek Road Saturday.
    Eight people were transported to Spring View Hospital with injuries between the two incidents.
    The accidents also caused hours of delays and disrupted the shuttle buses taking Warrior Dash participants to the race site and back to the off-site parking on Fairgrounds Road.
    The accidents occurred at 11:45 a.m. on Danville Highway three miles east of Lebanon and at 3:32 p.m. Near 385 Popes Creek Road.

  • Warrior Dash gets mixed reviews on social media

    In the age of social media, the public can provide instant feedback about their experiences, and several people posted comments about their experience in Marion County for Kentucky's first Warrior Dash this past Saturday.

    Here is a sampling of what people had to say.

    From Facebook:

    Austin Pendley

  • Murder victim's family sues Medco

    A civil suit has been filed against a local nursing home, alleging it failed to supervise a former employee who has been charged with murdering her husband.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph Kenneth Wise. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

    She has formally pleaded not guilty to the crime, and the prosecution has said it will not seek the death penalty.

  • Warrior Dashed Out? I hope not

    I'm going to open by saying what you are about to read is not the column I wanted to write.

    I wanted to write about how the Warrior Dash was a wonderful experience, about how it showcased our community and about how much I'm looking forward to participating again next year.

    Only I can't.

    Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the Warrior Dash, and if it does return, I fully intend to do it again. Even if it doesn't return, I'll probably travel to run another one.

  • I am nostalgic

    By Nick Schrager

    I grew up a gamer. I am a gamer.

    The first gaming console my family had was back in the 80's when I was a wee one, the Sega Master System. In fact, I still have it somewhere, minus the electronic pistol it came with, I disassembled that when I was around seven during my phase of taking things apart to find out what made them work.