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No one missing, dead in Marion County from flooding

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By The Staff

The Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Office have both said no one is missing or dead in Marion County as a result of flooding May 1-2.

Reports on a Louisville television station saying someone is missing and presumed dead in Marion County are not accurate.

James Coleman, 48, of Lincoln County came to Lebanon Sunday to get firewood. According to his daughter, Jennifer Ray, he got caught on the road where a mudslide occurred on his way home. He spent the night in his truck, but he was located Monday.

"He's OK," she said. "He's home and happy."

The Courier-Journal and WAVE-3 in Louisville have reported that a man was "missing and presumed dead in Marion County." In a story on its website, The Courier-Journal article attributed that statement to Gov. Steve Beshear at a news conference. (The Courier-Journal story is available here: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201005031751/N....)

Beshear has declared a state of emergency for Kentucky as a result of the heavy rain May 1-2. A press release on the Governor's website reads that four deaths have been confirmed as a result of the flooding. Those deaths occurred in Allen, Barren, Lincoln and Madison counties, according to the press release.

The press release makes no specific reference to Marion County.

Since then,  a fifth death has been reported in Hart County.