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  • Arson investigator contacted about Loretto fire

    The Loretto Fire Department responded to a trailer fire at 605 Reuben Smith Road in Loretto at 10:20 p.m. Monday evening.
    No injuries were reported, but the Kentucky State Police arson investigator has been contacted. Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton said Tuesday morning that he was waiting to hear back from the arson investigator.
    Firefighters from Loretto and New Hope responded, and they remained on the scene until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    No one had lived in the trailer for about a month, according to Hamilton.

  • Water company purchases $444,000 generator

    After discussing it for years, the Lebanon Water Company has purchased a generator capable of running its water treatment plant in Calvary.
    The generator is not like anything available at a local hardware store. The Cummins 500kw generator has an 850-gallon tank, and it cost $444,000, according to John L. Thomas, the water company superintendent.
    “This is a big boy,” he said.
    It’s also been installed on an elevated platform.
    “We built it purposely to be one foot higher than the May 2010 flood,” Thomas said.

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  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - A contract for services with Lincoln Trail/Marion County Health Department

    - Policy handbook revisions for the Marion County Detention Center

    - Appointment of Michael Butcher to the Marion/Washington County Airport Board

    - Proposal from Trinity video/communications for fiscal court room technology upgrade

    - Department reports

  • Kara Tingle Reward Fund up to $12,000

    It's been three years since Kara Tingle disappeared.
    No one has seen or heard from Kara since July 17, 2010, when she was last seen 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.

  • Fiscal court for debris disposal plan

    Few decisions were made during the July 11 special-called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court. However, the magistrates did express their support for a proposal to enter into an agreement with the City of Lebanon to allow residents to dispose of vegetative/non-woody debris.

  • GES principal resigns

    Glasscock Elementary School Principal Lee Ann Divine announced her resignation July 9. She’s been the principal at GES for 12 years.
    “GES parents... I have resigned my job in Marion County to take a job in another district,” Divine wrote on the GES Facebook page. “Thank you for sharing your children with me. I have wonderful memories from these past 12 years. Best wishes.”

  • Loud and proud

    Randy Desrosiers has made the trip from Waterford, Mich., to attend Jets Over Kentucky nearly every year the event has been held at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. He’s seen the event grow from around 40 pilots in its first year to more than 200 pilots, making it the largest model jet show in the country.
    While he was complimentary of the facility and the quantity and quality of the pilots at the event, there is something else that separates Jets Over Kentucky from similar shows.
    “The nicest thing about this event is the atmosphere,” he said.

  • State rep doesn't think state will change its mind about MAC

    State Representative Terry Mills used the Friday Forum on July 12 to address the past legislative session and the near future with regards to a special session on redistricting.
    But the biggest issue for the present is the status of the state's contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

  • MCHS sees jump in ACT scores

    Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall is walking a little taller since receiving test scores last week, which show that the school's English, reading, science and composite scores on the ACT have set a new school record for being the highest in school history.
    "This just shows that with some time and patience, good things do happen," Hall said.