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  • Police pursuit ends with crash in downtown Lebanon

    A police chase that started near Bradfordsville and continued into Taylor County ultimately ended when the car crashed in downtown Lebanon Wednesday morning, Aug. 28.

  • Artistic flare: MCHS student spends two weeks at University of Michigan summer art and design camp

    By Jason Simpson/Marion County Public Schools

    While most of her peers were enjoying summer break, Marion County High School sophomore Ally Mattingly spent two weeks at Digi-Fab Discovery summer camp at the Stamps School of Art and Design on the campus of the University of Michigan, where she applied her artistic talents to digital fabrication technology.

  • Red Cross urgently needs blood donors

    The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

    Upcoming blood drives:

    • Aug. 28, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gravel Switch Community Center, 640 Gravel Switch Road, Gravel Switch

    • Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Marion County High School, 735 East Main Street, Lebanon

  • Ham Days volunteers are needed
  • New church in the works in Lebanon

    Richie Buckler was born with the gift of gab.

    He has a way with words, which definitely works in his favor as a middle school social studies teacher.

    And, while there was a time Buckler had no idea what his future looked like, one might argue he was destined to become a teacher.

    But, his decision to become a preacher and open a new church in Lebanon… well… that has probably taken many people by surprise.

    Buckler, 33, of Lebanon has gone through quite the transformation during the past decade.

  • Three daytime burglaries occur on Liberty Road Thursday

    Three homes on Liberty Road, south of Bradfordsville, were burglarized last week, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    All of the burglaries are believed to have occurred during the late morning to early afternoon hours of Thursday, Aug. 22. The homeowners reported stolen items including numerous guns and some jewelry.
    The sheriff’s office continues with the investigation and asks that anyone that may have noticed any unusual activity on that day to contact the sheriff’s office at 270-692-3051.

  • Highway technician hit, killed in work zone accident

    By John L. Moore/Landmark News Service

    A highway technician with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has died after a work zone accident during resurfacing work on Highway 70 on Friday.

    Keith Jewell, 44, of Greensburg, was struck and killed by a work truck owned by Haydon Materials and operated by Phillip Kirkland, 56, of Bradfordsville.

  • Why Labor Day is worth celebrating

    Labor Day weekend is much-anticipated. Many people look forward to Labor Day weekend because it offers one last extended break to enjoy summer weather. Though summer does not officially end until the end of September, for many people Labor Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Monday in September, marks the unofficial end of summer.

    But, Labor Day is more than just one final chance to embrace the relaxed vibe of summer and soak up some rays. In fact, Labor Day boasts a unique history that’s worth celebrating for a variety of reasons.

  • Lending a helping hand

    When the Leave No Doubt Crossfit family knows someone is in need, they don’t hesitate to jump in and help.

    On Sept. 7, Leave No Doubt Crossfit will be hosting a unique fundraiser — “Lift Heavy for Hughes” — at 11 a.m. at their location off Springfield Highway behind Rakes Bros Garage.

    Shelly Peterson, co-owner of Leave No Doubt Crossfit, and Jeremy Bowman are organizing the fundraiser.

  • Back to the drawing board... again

    After more than an hour of public comments and another hour of discussion by the Local Planning Committee (LPC) of the Marion County Board of Education Thursday evening, the committee unanimously decided to go back to the drawing board in its quest to approve a new draft facilities plan.