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  • One dead, one injured in Elizabethtown shooting

    By Jeff D'Alessio
    The News-Enterprise

    One man is dead and another man injured after an early morning shooting Tuesday, July 28, at 422 Washington St. in Elizabethtown.
    Elizabethtown police have not released the names of the two men, who were shooting at each other.
    The dead man was found inside the white bungalow and was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee.

  • Fall for a ball

    Tony Rahn enjoys baseball, and he’s a fan of the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds AAA affiliate.
    “Last year, we probably went seven or eight times. I grew up watching baseball. It’s entertaining for us, and of course, it’s a whole lot cheaper than the big leagues,” he said.
    So when he and his wife, Elaine, won seats in a luxury box at a Bats game at a fundraiser, they decided it would be a good way to celebrate his 50th birthday a little early. The game turned out to be more exciting than they ever expected.

  • Chamber changes won’t hurt Ham Days

    Representatives of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce met with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission last week to reassure the commission that Ham Days will not be affected by recent changes in the chamber office.
    Stacy Mattingly recently resigned as the chamber director to accept a sales position that will allow her to work from home. Lisa Kearnes has taken over as the interim chamber director while the search for the next director is underway.

  • State probes accident at Beech Bend

    By Deborah Highland
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Within minutes of the Jitterbug Swing ride toppling over at Bowling Green's Beech Bend Amusement Park on Saturday evening, the park called state amusement park ride incident responders.
    Twelve people were treated at The Medical Center emergency room Saturday night and released, said Doris Thomas, a vice president at Commonwealth Health Corp., parent company of The Medical Center.

  • Three weeks later, the search doesn’t stop for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    The Kentucky Standard

    Three weeks have passed since the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and her family seeks answers.
    Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, has been leading search efforts throughout the community since July 5, when he reported his daughter missing to police.
    Ballard has said before that the search would not stop until answers are found, but with little to no information or updates being provided by investigators, the wait is taking its toll.

  • Study: ‘Pill mill’ law has cut doctor shopping

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    Kentucky’s prescription drug reforms from 2012 have resulted in a large drop in doctor shopping among addicts and a major decline in the number of questionable pain clinics operating in the state, a study shows.
    The University of Kentucky Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy conducted a yearlong review of the state’s “pill mill” legislation, finding a 52 percent decrease in the number of addicts who bounced from doctor to doctor in search of prescriptions.

  • Superintendent’s evaluation in progress

    The Marion County Board of Education has started the process of evaluating Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on her performance during the 2014-15 academic year.
    At the close of the board’s July 23 meeting at the Community Education Building, it started discussions in executive session related to the summative evaluation. Under KRS 156.557(6), the board can conduct preliminary discussions regarding the superintendent’s evaluation in closed session.

  • Man who fell from car has died

    A Loretto man who fell out of a car on Tuesday morning died on Wednesday evening, the Lebanon Police have confirmed. Anthony Tyler Hamilton was 24 years old.

    The Lebanon Police received a call at 7:47 a.m. July 28 reporting that a person was in the road on West Main Street near Lanham Lane. Officers found Hamilton lying in the road in front of the Five Star Food Mart in Lebanon.

  • Raywick woman dies in fatal accident

    A 19-year-old woman died as a result of a one-vehicle accident at 4:31 a.m. Thursday on KY 84, one mile east of Raywick.

    Jessica Ann Kickasola of Raywick was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County coroner, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 21st Century Learning Center, 214 N. Harrison Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes a discussion of staff drug testing, graduation requirements and the superintendent's evaluation. The evaluation is toward the end of the agenda, and the board is scheduled to go into executive session for the preliminary discussions related to that evaluation. A written evaluation will be presented in open session.
    Here is the agenda:
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence