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  • Former economic development director dies

    Lee Roy Senn, 82, of Danville died June 5.   Senn previously served as the Marion County economic development director, retiring in 1992.   Senn was born in Jefferson County Aug. 18, 1926. He was a World War II veteran, and he worked for the L&N Railroad for 36 years. He worked for the River Port Authority in Louisville and as the Maysville Chamber of Commerce director before he arrived in Lebanon.

  • Sheriff's Department recaptures MAC inmate

    An inmate at Marion Adjustment Center walked away from the private prison during the evening June 8. According to MAC officials, Danny Copeland, 55, was verified missing at 9:44 p.m. June 8. He was recaptured by the Marion County Sheriff's Department at 10:10 p.m.   Copeland was serving an eight-year sentence for two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. He would have been eligible for parole Oct. 1, 2010, and his scheduled release date would have been Aug.

  • St. A hires new principal

    When Alicia Riggs and her family moved back to Kentucky in 2007, after living in Florida for 17 years, she began looking for a school for her children to attend. That search ended when she visited St. Augustine Grade School in Lebanon.

    "I fell in love with the warmth, charm, and well run program I saw," Riggs said. "Sister Rose and I 'clicked' immediately. I knew that it was the perfect school for my son, Peter."

  • Farmers Market, pavilion open for business

    Shoppers looking for farm fresh fruits and vegetables - and maybe a few pieces of art - now have a new stop in Lebanon. The Lebanon farmers market has moved to the recently dedicated farmers market pavilion.

  • Train ride turns bad

    A trip to the Louisville Zoo June 1 ended with a dozen people from Marion County taking a scarier trip than anticipated when a train derailed while they were riding it.

    "It just happened so fast," said Melissa Cull, one of the Marion Countians on the train during the accident. "You read about stuff like this or see it on television, and you never think it could happen to you."

  • Lebanon City Council meets tonight

     The Lebanon City Council will meet in special session at 8:15 p.m. June 17.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - First reading of an ordinance amending the 2008-09 budget

    - First reading of the 2009-10 budget

    - A request for funding for the senior citizens center

    - Discussion of housing conditions at 408 Woodlawn Avenue.

  • Farmer's market pavilion now open

    The grand opening of the Lebanon farmer's market pavilion was held Friday.   The pavilion is located at 230 W. ML King Boulevard.

    The pavilion will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursday, According to Marion County Agriculture Exention Agent George McCain.

    Look for more about the pavilion next week. 

  • Fire destroys Papa John's Pizza

    About 15 minutes after Papa John's employees left work Wednesday, June 3, the Lebanon Police Department received a call reporting a fire at the pizzeria.

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to the fire at 11:17 that night. They remained on scene until 1:36 Thursday morning. The Lebanon Police Department and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    Jackie Galarza, the general manager of the Lebanon Papa John's, was at her Lee Avenue home when she learned there was a fire. She was also one of the first employees to arrive.

  • Storms possible this evening

    The National Weather Service is predicting numerous showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of June 16 in Central Kentucky.

    Thunderstorms my be severe with damaging winds from the southeast around 10 miles per hour, according to the NWS. Large hail and heavy rainfall are possible.

    The NWS is forecasting a 70 percent chance of rainfall.

    Tonight, the NWS is calling for 60 percent chance of rain with winds from the south at 5-10 miles per hour.

  • Lebanon woman dies in fatal accident

    Phyllis M. Cook, 56, of Lebanon was one of two victims of a fatal head-on collision that occurred in Spencer County Thursday.

    The accident occurred at 9:27 a.m. on US 31 East, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Cook was driving northbound when she apparently lost control of her vehicle in a curve, said Trooper Ron Turley, Kentucky State Police public information officer. Her 2007 Chevrolet crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by John V. Maradits, 43, of Louisville. Neither vehicle had passengers.