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  • School staff praised for snow response

    After missing five straight days, Marion County students returned to class on Feb. 24. Marion County Public Schools have missed eight* days due to the weather so far this school year.
    “Our maintenance staff really worked hard this week to make sure we could come back to school as quick as we could,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said during the Feb. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Schlosser added that she appreciates the families in the district for being patient with Plan B bus routes.

  • Elm Street woman sentenced for forged prescription

    Tosha Renee Roller, 28, of 462 Elm Street in Lebanon was sentenced to three years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently on four counts of first-degree possession of a forged prescription. She was ordered to pay $175 court costs and $300 fees.
    In other circuit court matters:

  • Ice house: St. Joe man builds an igloo in his front yard

    Jason Bell has dreamed of building an igloo ever since he watched a TV program years ago that showed how Alaskas made them by chopping ice into blocks. Last week, his dream came true.
    “The conditions were finally right for it,” he said.
    It took him seven or eight hours over two days (Feb. 23 and 24) to complete the structure in his front yard, according to Bell.
    “The guys at work told me it would attract a mate,” he said.

  • Winter wallops blood supply in Kentucky

    The recent winter storm hit the Kentucky blood supply hard. The Kentucky Blood Center had 50 blood drives cancel recently, resulting in more than 1,200 donations lost. Kentucky patients are counting on blood donors to fill the deficit and ensure enough blood is on hospital shelves. There will be a blood mobile at Spring View Hospital from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 9. To learn more, go to kybloodcenter.org.
     

  • New Pioneers to celebrate anniversary

    New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future in Springfield will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a gala dinner and awards Thursday evening, March 5, at Spalding Hall, St. Catharine College. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., a Kentucky Proud dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and awards will follow.  

  • Murder trial likely to be moved to Pulaski County

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

  • 'The sun is our friend'

     Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas said at 11 a.m. Friday that road conditions in town are improving.

    "We're still going back and hitting spots we inadvertently missed [Thursday]," Thomas said.

    He added that city workers had to redo work they did Thursday to clean downtown sidewalks. When state plows came through, they pushed snow back onto the sidewalks, Thomas said.

    Nevertheless, roads in Lebanon are improvement with help from clear skies.

  • Police warn citizens about phone scams

     The Lebanon Police Department wants the public to be aware of phone scams in which a caller claims to be with either Publisher's Clearinghouse or the IRS.

    "We're getting numerous calls from people within in the city limits," Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

  • No one injured in drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street

     No one was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street in Lebanon in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 25, but police do believe someone was being targeted.

    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., near West Chandler Street in Lebanon.

    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but Washington was not injured.

  • Marion County schools to return to regular bus routes

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent the following announcemen on Wednesday afternoon:

    For the remainder of this week, providing  that there are no issues, MCPS will use the regular bus routes unless the bus driver notifies the student that his/her road cannot be accessed.