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November 8, 2007
Arora Leighann Norris, the daughter of Jessica Eloise Norris of Lancaster and Kenneth Lee Norris, II, of Lebanon, was born Friday, Oct. 12 at the Fort Logan Hospital at 4:52 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 6.8 ounces and measured 21 inches at birth. Maternal grandparents are Donna Hammons of Lancaster and James Meeks of Richmond. Paternal grandparents are Margaret Smothers of Lebanon and Kenneth Norris of Holy Cross. Great grandparents are Sally and Donald Miller of Stanford, Cloyd Naylor of Lancaster, Arthur and Estill Norris of Holy Cross, and Letty Belle and Jacob Smothers of Bradfordsville.
November 10, 2003
LEBANON - A 13-year-old boy was wounded Sunday afternoon, and an 18-year-old man has been charged, state police said. The boy was taken to Spring View Hospital in Lebanon for treatment of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen with a .22-caliber rifle. He was later airlifted to Norton's Hospital in Louisville, where he is listed in stable condition, according to a report by Trooper Laura Isenberg. Billy Tate Jr., also of Gravel Switch, has been charged with first-degree assault and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.
March 14, 2013
Boyle County Public Library will host a program and book signing with Obie Slater for his book, “Obie Slater Remembers Club Cherry,” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the community room at the library. Slater's book highlights his time as the manager of Club Cherry, a Lebanon nightclub, which had a constant stream of performers such as Ike and Tina Turner, Otis Redding, B.B. King and Ray Charles. Under his management, Slater turned Club Cherry into one of Lebanon's hottest clubs. As Slater says in his book, “The stars kept coming and their popularity kept growing ... so did the reputation of the Club Cherry.” Club Cherry was part of a connected string of music venues throughout the eastern and southern United States known as the Chitlin' Circuit.
November 22, 2009
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Nov. 4: A boy, Preston Isaiah, to Stephanie and Shawn Scott of Liberty. Nov. 6: A girl, Ava Reece, to Lauren and Neal Weddle of Liberty. A boy, Aiden Philip Joe, to Carla Wren of Junction City. Nov. 9: A girl, Alissa Danielle, to Danielle Bell of Lebanon.
June 12, 2006
LEBANON - State police are investigating at traffic accident Saturday that claimed the lives to two Marion County men and severely injured a third person. Troopers Billy Gregory and Nathan Rhodes said the collision occurred on Ky. 327. The incident began when a Marion County deputy sheriff attempted to stop a 2002 Chevrolet pick-up truck after he observed it driving erratically. When the deputy activated his emergency equipment, the driver of the pickup, 21-year-old Charles A. Blandford of Lebanon, attempted to flee for a short distance.
October 3, 2004
Maze-Poland Stephanie Darlene Maze and Kyle Waller Poland were married April 24 at Caesar Creek Lake in Waynesville, Ohio, by the Rev. Robert F. Kirkpatrick. Jess Van Der Geest of Wausau, Wis., served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jeannine Andrews of Chicago; Libby Poland of Danville, sister of the groom; and Kristen Keebaugh of Dayton, Ohio. Ava Keebaugh was flowergirl. Tommy Poland of Danville, brother of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Marine Capt.
March 27, 2009
Perryville Main Street program plans fundraiser Perryville Revitalization Main Street Board will host a steak dinner and silent auction 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Perryville Methodist Church. Adult tickets are $10, children 8 and under are $5. The menu is ribeye steaks, baked potato, salad, green beans, homemade roll, desserts and drinks. Entertainment will be provided. Tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Perryville Revitalization Main Street Program.
July 24, 2006
LEBANON - One person was injured Friday in a two-vehicle crash on Shortline Pike in Marion County, state police said. Samuel J. Smith, 17, of Springfield, was taken to Spring View Medical Center for treatment, according to a report by Trooper Jonathan Boyd. The accident occurred as Smith was driving north and lost control of his 1994 Dodge in a curve. His vehicle went into the southbound lane striking a 1999 Toyota driven by Rebecca H. Miles, 60, of Lebanon. The Smith vehicle came to rest in a ditchline.
December 4, 2006
GRAVEL SWITCH - A Marion County man was killed and his passenger was injured Saturday in a one-vehicle crash, state police said. John Wesley Hill, 30, of Mays Chapel Road, Lebanon, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County coroner. James Robert Spalding, 18, of Lebanon, was airlifted from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital. The accident occurred between on Tatum Lane four miles west of Gravel Switch, according to Trooper Les Moses. The 1978 Chevrolet flatbed truck driven by Hill was headed east when it left the road and went over a steep embankment before coming to rest upside down in a ravine, Moses said.
July 27, 2009
A Perryville man is dead, and a juvenile has been charged with murder after a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Marion County. Cameron Dillon Rakes, 22, was killed after he was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck driven by a Lebanon juvenile west along Beech Fork Road eight miles east of Lebanon, state police in Columbia said. The truck failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway, police said. The truck drove into a culvert, throwing Rakes from the bed, before hitting a barn.
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