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  • State representative's granddaughter has died

    Mia Kylee Simmerman, the 3-year-old granddaughter of State Rep. Terry Mills, was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at the UK Medical Center after being found unresponsive at her home.

    "It's a tragic accident and we're grieving. We're grieving hard," Rep. Mills said.

    Kylee is the daughter of Terri Lee Mills and Andy Simmerman of Lexington.

    "It's the greatest pain I've ever experienced," Rep. Mills said.

  • Early Bird contributions welcome for Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization Inc. will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner on Nov. 29 at Centre Square, but it's not too early to help.

    The UCCO is holding and "early bird" fundraising drive. Anyone who would like to make a contribution to help with the dinner can do so. Checks and money orders should be sent to:

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization, Inc.

    PO Box 74

    Lebanon, KY 40033

  • Turtleman and Turtle Team scheduled to be at Ham Days

  • County approves funds for PVA, detention center

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a slight increase in funds for the Marion County Property Valuation Administrator's Office during its regular monthly meeting Thursday.

    The Finance Cabinet advised the fiscal court in March that the court should pay the PVA's Office $41,284.55. Based on the updated property values, the Finance Cabinet has increased that amount to $41,784.55.

  • Family Fitness and Safety Day to offer many fun activities

     

    This free event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Graham Memorial Park. The event is open to children from preschool through the sixth grade and their families.

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition has organized the event, which features a number of family-friendly activities, such as a dunking booth, sack races, and an inflatable obstacle course.

  • A multi-million dollar opportunity

    Many Marion Countians want to make a lasting impact on their community, and last week Al Rider spoke about doing just that by creating a local community foundation.

  • Record number of MCHS students attend GSP

    Eleven Marion County High School students were chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program this summer. They are Madison Avritt, Morgan Avritt, Jacob Burdette, Brad Gootee, Abigail Hagan, Abby Hamilton, Mary Helen Hamilton, Haberlin Roberts, Charles Shofner, Lauren Thim and Hannah Wilson.

  • Seniors get tips on how to spot scams

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - About 70 seniors from 10 counties around Frankfort learned last week how to recognize and avoid investment fraud at a Senior Scam Jam seminar.

  • Lebanon woman attends Democratic National Convention

    A Lebanon woman had the chance to rub elbows with like-minded people last week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

    Amy Bland, president of the Marion County Young Democrats, punched her ticket to the DNC with one of the Kentucky delegates selected by Governor Steve Beshear.

    Bland attended the convention with good friend and Kentucky Young Democrat President Liz Fossett.

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to sex abuse

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 M.L. King Avenue #2 in Lebanon pled guilty to first-degree sex abuse of a victim under 12 years of age. This was amended from an original charge of first-degree rape.

    Twenty-eight counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy were dismissed.

    His sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 8. As part of the plea agreement, the Commonwealth has recommended five years in prison, lifetime registration as a sex offender and sex offender treatment while he is incarcerated.