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Today's News

  • School bus ad bill passes House

    State Rep. Terry Mills introduced a bill each of the past two years that would allow local school districts to sell advertising on the exterior of their school buses. Last week, House Bill 30 was passed in the Kentucky House of Representatives, 67-29.

    Mills said he knows budget cuts and the economy have impacted local school district budgets in recent years.

    "I'm purely driven by generating revenue for school districts," he said.

  • District-wide dress code a no go

    After several months of discussions, town hall meetings and a telephone survey, the Marion County School District's uniform/dress code committee recently voted against proposing a district-wide dress code to the Marion County Board of Education.

    It took only 15 minutes during a meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at central office for that decision to be made. During the meeting, eight members of the committee voted in favor of proposing a district-wide dress code policy, and 11 voted against doing so.

  • Chamber offers scholarships to MCHS graduates

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will once again offer three $500 scholarships for 2012 graduates of Marion County High School and the Area Technology Center. Applications can be obtained at Marion County High School, Marion County Area Tech Center, Marion County Chamber of Commerce office (239 N. Spalding Ave, Lebanon) or by calling (270) 692-9594.

    Eligibility requirements:

    1. A senior at Marion County High School who will graduate in the spring of 2012.

  • Dog dilemma

    The Marion County Animal Shelter continues to deal with overcrowded conditions, largely due to dogs being dumped near the Marion-Taylor County line in recent months.

    "We're up to almost 40 dogs that we've picked up in the past six and a half weeks," animal control official Kay Turpin told the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday. She later added, "We are overwhelmed with Taylor County animals."

  • Traffic stop leads to stabbing arrest

    Early Saturday morning, Kentucky State Trooper Josh Dicken initiated a traffic stop on the Marion County Veterans Memorial Bypass. The stop started with a suspicion of driving under the influence, but ended with a passenger getting arrested for assault.

    Tiffany Bruflat, 26, of Russell Springs was driving a red four-door Ford, when Dicken pulled her over at 1:20 a.m. on the bypass south of Lebanon.

  • Criminal mischief in Calvary, Sportsman's Lake area

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public regarding a rash of criminal mischief in the Calvary and Sportsman's Lake area.

    According to the sheriff's office, several incidents have taken place in the past few weeks involving damage and theft of mailboxes, road signs and the sign at the entrance to the Lebanon Reservoir.

    The sheriff's office has received a description of a vehicle that may have been involved in the activity, and extra patrols will continue in the area.

  • Saturday morning accident leads to two arrests

    Two men were arrested following a single-vehicle accident at 4:39 a.m. Saturday near Hwy. 289 and Mill Dam Road.

    After investigating the accident, Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes arrested Joshua M. Sallee, 29, of Springfield and John Michael Moore Jr., 19, of Lebanon.

    Sallee has been charged with alcohol intoxication and receiving stolen property under $10,000 (auto).

  • Lebanon police investigating hit-and-run

    The Lebanon Police received a report at 7:07 p.m. Sunday involving a pedestrian who was hit by a truck in the Circle K parking lot.

    Officer J.D. Holliday responded to the scene, where a man was reportedly hit by a truck that fled the scene. The victim was reported to be OK. Security video did not show the truck involved in the incident.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Bluegrass festival is this weekend

    The 2012 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will be held Jan. 27-28 at Marion County High School.

    The Grascals are returning Saturday night as the headline performer for the second consecutive year. The festival will also include appearances by Michael Johnathan of WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, comedy duo The Moron Brothers, three-time national banjo champion Gary "Biscuit" Davis, Flatt Lonesome, the Honeysuckle String Band, Dix River Crossing, and fan favorite the Hagar's Mountain Boys.

  • Farm Bureau hosting legislative breakfast Saturday

    The Marion County Farm Bureau is hosting a legislative breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the farm bureau office, 690 Metts Drive in Lebanon.

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills are scheduled to appear. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marion County Farm Bureau at 692-3281.