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Today's News

  • Library is back online

    The Marion County Public Library’s Internet service is back up.

    Yesterday the library started the process of changing Internet providers, and that process continued this morning.

    Patrons can use the library's computers to access online services again.

  • Two chances to learn about ‘Obamacare’

    The Marion County Public Library will host a speaker from the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
    The speaker will be on site to discuss the Affordable Care Act and kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.
    The event will include a presentation from the speaker beginning at noon, followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to all.
    For more information, check out www.marioncopublic.org, like the library on Facebook or call (270) 692-4698.

  • Lebanon Post Office to celebrate 100 years

    The Lebanon Post Office will be celebrating 100 years of service, from its existing building, located at 101 E Main St., on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the front steps. The post office is inviting all retirees, and anyone that has worked there in the past, along with the general public.
    Refreshments will be provided and old photos will be available for viewing. A door prize will also be given away.
    For more information, contact Postmaster Tony M. Young at 270-692-2270.

  • Suspect in triple homicide at Danville business eludes capture

    By Kendra Peek
    The Advocate Messenger

    A gunman who killed three people Friday at a Danville business remained at large Saturday, and police said they had no surveillance photos of the suspect.
    Police were looking for a man described as 40-50 years old, heavyset with a “pot belly,” and wearing a camouflage jacket who robbed ABC Gold, Games and More on South Fourth Street about 9 a.m. Friday.

  • Danville shooting victims include former local family

    Three people died in a shooting in Danville Friday morning, and two of them were previously involved in ministry at Woodlawn Baptist Church.
    Mike and Angela Hockensmith were members of Woodlawn a few years ago when Mike served as the youth minister at church. He recently became the youth minister at Mitchellsburg Baptist Church in Boyle County.
    Angela was 38. Mike was 35.

  • $100k boost for Marion County Industries

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped is looking for a new home for Marion County Industries, and last week they got some help in that effort.
    The Marion County Fiscal Court and the Marion County Industrial Foundation agreed to contribute $50,000 each in matching funds in order to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant.
    The initial grant application was submitted in April, and at that time the court agreed to put up $125,000 in matching funds while seeking a $495,000 grant.

  • ‘Ham’ it up this weekend

    Just in case you forgot, Marion County Country Ham Days returns to downtown Lebanon this weekend, Sept. 28-29.
    Ham Days has a little bit of everything, whether its grabbing a bite to eat, taking in a parade, playing games or just listening to some music. Visitors can even meet “The Turtleman” Ernie Brown Jr. of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman”, and Tim Smith, of the Discovery Channel show, “Moonshiners”.

  • Ham Days road closures

    Thursday, Sept. 26
    - At 5 a.m., Proctor Knott Avenue will be closed from Mulberry Street to Farmer’s Bank entrance.
    - At approximately 6 p.m., Main Street will be closed from Depot Street to Spalding Avenue. Proctor Knott Avenue will be closed from Mulberry Street to M.L. King Avenue. Main Street will be re-opened after the stage is set.

    Friday, Sept. 27
    - Proctor Knott Avenue will be closed from Mulberry Street to Main Street and Main Street to M. L. King Avenue.
    At approximately 4:30 p.m.:

  • No applicants for school board seat, yet

    The Marion County Board of Education is still searching for a new school board member.

  • On-the-job training leads to spirited career

    A batch of moonshine isn’t made overnight.
    And neither is a successful business, especially in the spirits industry.
    But, in less than two years, Limestone Branch Distillery has doubled its sales, introduced several new products, and started a new career for at least one new employee.