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Today's News

  • Jets Over Kentucky event to take flight

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 8-14 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including Europe, Iceland, Asia, Mexico, Canada, Germany and an entire team from Spain.

    Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, will be experiencing Jets Over Kentucky for the first time this year.

  • New children's librarian started July 1

    A familiar face is moving into a new position at the Marion County Public Library.

    As of July 1, Patty May Brown is the new children's librarian.

    "I'm really looking forward to it," Brown said.

    She has worked at the library since July of 2010, most recently as the periodicals librarian.

  • Popes Creek tractor-wagon accident remains under investigation

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is still gathering information about the June 23 accident on Popes Creek Road involving a tractor pulling a wagon filled with people.

    At least 17 people, including a 21-month-old, were riding on the wagon at the time the driver of a 1953 Ford tractor, Steven Baudendistel, lost control causing the passengers to be thrown from the wagon.

  • Former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold

    The former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold.

    On June 13, Chris Gribbins of Hodgenville signed a deed of conveyance to purchase the business on KY Hwy. 84 (Main Street in Raywick) for $80,000 from the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill Limited Liability Company.

    Susie and David Riggle signed the deed as members of the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill LLC. The deed was filed with the Marion County Clerk's Office on June 18.

    Gribbins is now operating the business as Raywick Bar and Grill.

  • Some, not all, businesses saw benefits from Warrior Dash

    The Warrior Dash brought an estimated 10,000 people, including participants and spectators, to Marion County on June 23.

    Some local businesses saw big boosts as a result of the influx of visitors, but others saw hardly any customers as a result. But even some of the businesses that did not benefit financially from the race still saw it as a good event for the community.

  • Local, Red Frog officials review Warrior Dash

    No official decision has been made, but local officials and a Red Frog Events representative are already discussing what changes could be made if the Warrior Dash returns to Marion County in 2013.

    Most of those changes revolve around transportation issues.

  • 40-foot drop forges friendships

    By Paige Wilson

    I felt another plump droplet of sweat race down the side of my face and plummet into the abyss below me, wishing I could escape this situation with the same effortless motion - but perhaps not with the same end result.

    I was buckled into a strappy harness, helmeted and connected to a lean metal cable by foreign ropes and knots. Somehow I was expected to leap across a gap of open air - 40 feet above the unforgiving Alabama turf - relying on these contraptions as my safeguards against painful consequences.

  • CORRECTION: Danville highway accident report

    The Kentucky State Police provided additional information Thursday about the accident that occurred June 23 on Danville Highway at the intersection of Popes Creek Road. Information about two passengers in one of the vehicles was omitted from the original reported.

  • Girls who rock

    Mobile, Ala., got another sample of Kentucky pride last week when a Marion County contingent took the city by storm in support of Paige Wilson who competed in the Distinguished Young Woman competition.

    But, the folks in Mobile should be getting used to Kentuckians by now. After all, last year it seemed as if half the state traveled there to root for Marion County's own Christine Mattingly in the 2011 national program.

    Both young women have represented our state and our county well.

  • Bye-Bye, Enterprise

    By Nick Schrager

    I hate to say it, but it's time to go... it was a blast while it lasted.