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  • History on display

    Mike Cecil stood before the old Marion County courthouse Sunday afternoon surrounded by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Ernie “The Turtleman” Brown Jr., musicians, local officials and several members of the Marion County Historical Society.

    “What you’ll see today on the third floor is not the end,” he said. “It’s the beginning.”

  • Judge won't lower bond for suspects in Casey murder

    By TODD KLEFFMAN

    The Advocate-Messenger

    LIBERTY — A judge denied bond reduction requests for two of the men charged in the murder of Gleason Pyles, in part because of concern that their connections to an outlaw motorcycle gang would allow them to be spirited away and avoid prosecution if they were released from custody.

  • LES employee gives student empty rifle shell casing

     

  • District plans pilot project to improve students’ reading levels

     

  • Civil suit filed over tractor accident

     

  • City council meets tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall.

    The agenda is as follows:

    -       Delegations:

         Lorraine Scott of the American Red Cross

         Mary Ann Bright regarding a tourist attraction

         Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly regarding Code Red

    -       Minutes of the Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 meetings

  • Tourist commission meeting will be rescheduled

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. That meeting has been cancelled.

    Lebanon Tourism Executive Director Nicky Reynolds said the commission will not have a quorum for today's meeting, so it will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion  County  Fiscal  Court  is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 7, on the second floor of the David Hourigan Government Building

    The agenda for today’s meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Second reading of a  FY 2012-2013 budget amendment

    -  Report of Marion County Clerk  audit for  year  ending  Dec. 31, 2011

    - Resolution  on  acceptance  of funds  for  industrial park  roadway

  • Sheriffs seek help in cattle thefts

    Several cattle thefts have been reported from farms in Boyle County, and law enforcement agencies in the area are seeking help in solving the case.

    The most recent theft occurred Feb. 2 when 25 head of cattle were taken. These cattle have specialty branding marks with a “V” cut into the right ears.

    Anyone with information related to the thefts or the location of the cattle is encouraged to contact either the Boyle or Marion County Sheriff’s Offices.

    The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (859) 238-1123.

  • Postal Service says it will end Saturday delivery Aug. 5

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Saying it was tired of waiting for Congress to take action, the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced it plans to stop delivery and collecting of letters on Saturdays effective Aug. 5. But packages will continue to be delivered.

    The postal service said the move would save $2 billion a year, according to CNN.

    "It's a responsible decision. It makes common sense," said Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO of the postal service.