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  • Gravel Switch man gets two years for growing marijuana

    William C. Lanham, 29, of 2965 Riley Road in Gravel Switch was sentenced to two years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for marijuana cultivation over five plants and receiving stolen property over $500. Lanham is to report to the Marion County Detention Center by Feb. 1.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • The Caring Place is in danger of closing

    Listening to the stories of the abused women that now call The Caring Place home is a sobering experience. For one woman and her three young boys, the shelter is the start of an entirely new life.

    "When you have to leave a domestic violence situation, you have to leave family," she said with tears streaming down her face. "I had to leave family on both sides. My children and I have to completely start over. A brand new life."

  • Final council meeting for Osbourne, Pickerill

    Monday night was the final regular meeting for Lebanon city council members Elizabeth Ann Osbourne and Bill Pickerill.

    Both were first elected in 2000, and both mark the end of 10 years of service with the Dec. 13 meeting.

    Pickerill said it had been an honor to serve the community.

  • Real World Experience

    Katie Elliott and Jessica Sandusky climbed in the back of an ambulance as soon as they arrived at the Marion County EMS building Thursday. Both are students in the new EMT class at the Marion County Area Technology Center. Sandusky hopes to be a nurse practitioner or a pediatrician, and Elliot would like to be a photographer. This day, however, they were assisting paramedic Mike Ferguson and EMT Stephanie Thomas with a patient transfer.

  • Widow appears in court for hearing

    Tonya M. Ford was in court Tuesday, Dec. 7, for a hearing in the case that accuses her of murdering her husband.

    Ford, 37, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday, Dec. 7, morning for the discovery hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

  • Higdon's Foodtown closing Jan. 22

    Higdon's Foodtown IGA will be closing next month around Jan. 22, owner Jimmy Higdon said Monday.

    "We'll function as normal through the first few weeks of January, then we'll have some sales to close out the inventory," he said.

  • 'Turtle Man' could be coming to TV

    Ernie Brown Jr., better known as the Turtle Man, just might become a television star soon.

    Brown has signed a development deal with Sharp Entertainment, according to Marcel Arsenault, the company's coordinator of development.

  • Severe weather expected this week

    There is no school in Marion County due to the weather and the road conditions. The National Weather Service forecast indicated that severe winter weather was expected to hit central Kentucky Wednesday and Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

  • No school in Marion County Tuesday

    Marion County schools will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 14.

    The National Weather Service is predicting a low around 6 degrees tonight with a wind chill factor of -3 degrees.

    The predicted high for Tuesday will be around 21 degree with a wind chill factor as low as -4 degrees.

    The freezing conditions could lead to slushy roads and slick spots due to refreezing.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

    Here are the items on the agenda for the Dec. 13 meeting of the Lebanon City Council. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at city hall.

    - Lebanon tourism director Chris Hamilton will speak with the council regarding the wayfinding system for the heritage trail.

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Bills

    - City reports

    - Old business

    - New business: