Kara Rigdon Reward Fund reaches $11,000

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City, county have contributed in recent weeks

By Stephen Lega

The Kara Tingle Rigdon Reward Fund is up to $11,000.

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said Thursday that his office would contribute $2,000 from asset forfeiture funds toward the reward.

The county's donation comes a few weeks after the City of Lebanon contributed $5,000 from the Lebanon Police Department's asset forfeiture funds.

Family and friends of Kara's parents, Dale and Sheila Tingle, established the reward fund for information leading to Kara's whereabouts. Kara, 28, was last seen on Saturday, July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

You can also make a donation to the reward fund, which is at Peoples Bank in Lebanon. If anyone in the community would like to donate money to the reward fund, please make your check payable to the Kara Tingle Rigdon Reward Fund, P.O. Box 5, Lebanon, Kentucky 40033. You may also drop your donation off at any Peoples Bank location.

Search group offers $5,000 for information

Texas EquuSearch is willing to give a $5,000 reward to anyone who has any information that could help in the search for Kara Tingle Rigdon.

If anyone has any information related to Kara's case, call the Texas EquuSearch Team toll free at 1 (877) 270-9500 or (281) 309-9500. You can also call the Kentucky State Police at 1 (800) 222-5555. Detective Jamie Richard of the Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation. Tips can be made anonymously.