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  • Lebanon woman dies in accident on Hwy. 84

    A 62-year-old woman died Sunday morning after a single-vehicle accident on KY 84.

    Ann Hope Mattingly of Lebanon died as a result of the accident, which occurred at 9:59 a.m. April 6 an estimated 3.2 miles west of Lebanon, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Mattingly was driving east on KY 84 in a 2003 Chevy Blazer when she lost control of the vehicle, which dropped off the shoulder of the road. According to the state police, she over-corrected, left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • Ridge racing injures teens

     Four teenagers were injured as a result of an accident while racing early Saturday morning on Scott’s Ridge Road, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Jacob Smith, 18, Michael Hunter Wimsatt, 18, and Kyle Edlin, 16, all of Lebanon were flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville, and Anthony Firment, 18, of Raywick was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital. 

  • Kynect enrollment extended through April 11

     The Governor’s Office has announced that enrollment for health insurance through kynect has been extended through April 11 for Kentuckians who had trouble starting or completing their applications.

    Kentuckians who completed their applications by March 31 can visit kynect.ky.gov to select a plan by midnight April 15 for coverage that could start May 1.

  • No fiscal court meeting this week

    The Marion County Fiscal Court normally meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

    However, the court will not be meeting today, April 3. Instead, the fiscal court will hold a special called meeting on April 10.

  • After seven years, annexation upheld

    When the Lebanon City Council annexed approximately 415 acres of property in February of 2006, it led to more than six years of court cases before reaching the Kentucky Supreme Court in November of 2012.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the annexation and remanded the case to Marion Circuit Court with instructions to enter a summary judgment in the city’s favor.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show is this weekend
  • Pageant to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

    The Reach for the Stars Beauty Pageant is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Marion County High School. This event is a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    The pageant is open to boys and girls from newborns to 10 years old. The deadline to register is April 7.
    The cost is $10 per participant and $5 for spectators. Participants can preregister for $7 at the Farm, Home and Garden Show. Participants need to arrive at the high school by 1 p.m. on the day of the pageant.

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.
     

  • Writers events set for April 6 and April 13

    Each of the next two Sundays, Marion County residents will have a chance to meet and mingle with writers with local ties.
    At 2 p.m. April 6, the Marion County Heritage Center is hosting a reception with several writers. The writers scheduled to be at the center are:
    • Ann (Phyllis Spalding) Barnett of Calvary, “Between the Rows”
    • Seth Benningfield of Lebanon, “Holy Lands of Kentucky”
    • Joe Edgar Bland for his late daughter-in-law Heather Hornback-Bland, “God Said Yes”

  • Wreck sends Liberty man and KSD student to the hospital

    A wreck at Main Street and Third Street in Danville sent a Kentucky School for the Deaf student from Marion County and a Liberty man to the hospital Friday morning.
    The wreck occurred around 7:45 a.m., when Daniel Cheatham, 39 of Liberty, was traveling northbound on South Third Street and allegedly ran the red light at the intersection with Main Street, colliding with a Marion County school bus, which was transporting a juvenile and three adult passengers to KSD.