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Today's News

  • Marion County sees rise in percentage of college graduates

    Editor's note: The following is a news report on the increase of college graduates in Marion County from 1970 to 2010. The report was prepared by Bill Bishop, editor of the news site DailyYonder.com, and Robert Gallardo, an associate professor at Mississippi State's Southern Rural Development Center. The report is based on Census data and is specifically about Marion County and Kentucky.

     

  • Turtleman exhibit in the works

    Marion County is working on a new trademark, "The Buckle on the Bourbon Belt," but what people can't seem to get enough of is the Turtleman.

    According to Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, the Turtleman's fans keep the phones at the tourism office ringing. And people even stop in the tourism office looking for him.

  • State cracking down on pain pill abuse

    Kentucky is facing a prescription drug abuse epidemic. You've likely already heard the statistics. Approximately one thousand Kentuckians die each year - that's about three a day - from pain pill overdose. Some reports estimate that one in three Kentuckians has a friend or family member who they say is struggling with prescription drug addiction.

  • Always...Patsy Cline is

    By Ken Begley

     

    Unbelievable.

    The other day Mrs. Ann Faye Sallee, my daughter Jenny's unofficial godmother, stopped by the Springfield State Bank's branch out there on Bardstown Road to see Cindy. She told Cindy that we ought to go see "Always Patsy Cline" playing down at the Opera House. Ann Faye is a devoted follower of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre and said this play is the absolute best they have ever done.

  • 'Christ-like' pastor has died

    "Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him." - John 13:16

    Rev. Victor James Stansbury, 66, better known as "Brother Vic," viewed his purpose here on earth very simply.

    He was here to serve.

    And from a very young age, he did just that.

  • Jury finds woman guilty of murdering her husband

    She may never wear street clothes again.

    Sitting with her attorney, Kathleen Wise wears a black suit and takes notes with a blue ink pen. The two listen closely to the prosecutor argue why she should be found guilty of murdering her husband, Joseph Kenneth Wise, with a liquid morphine overdose. The argument was apparently persuasive.

    After 20 minutes of deliberating, all 12 jurors - 10 men and two women - agreed that Wise is guilty of intentionally murdering her husband.

  • Lebanon man accused of assaulting infants

    A 2-year-old male and a 14-month-old female were victims of assault on Saturday.

    A Lebanon man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

    Christopher Reardon, 21, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was arrested on one charge of second-degree assault and two counts of third-degree criminal abuse.

    According to the police report, the male child had a broken leg and bruising all over his body. The female also had bruising over her body.

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  • Marion County residents urged to participate in historic cancer research effort

    If you could spare even one family from hearing the words, "You have cancer," would you do it?

    Marion County residents have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.

    This year's opportunity to participate in Central Kentucky is Aug. 15-16. There is no cost to sign up.

  • Cinema at the Square set for Saturday

    Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and several others are coming to Lebanon.

    On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Marion County Public Library is holding its annual Cinema at the Square. The event is free.

    The movie 'The Muppets', starring Jason Segal and Amy Adams, will be shown outdoors on an inflatable screen.