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  • One MAC walk-away has been captured

    One of the inmates who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on March 25 has been apprehended.

    Josh Levi Hogue, 30, was captured in Pulaski County at his wife's home, according to Det. Glen Bland of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

    "They were surprised," Bland said.

    He added that Hogue was taken without incident.

    "We went in with enough manpower and fast enough that he had to go peacefully," Bland said. "We didn't take any chances."

  • Amber Alert for Loyall, Ky, girl has been cancelled

    Police have located a six-year-old girl who was taken by a man believed to be her father yesterday afternoon, April 5. Police believe the man may be driving to Arkansas.

    Shelly Bailey of Loyall, Ky, is safe and her father, Larry Bailey, has been taken into custody.

     

  • Sec. of State candidate: Bill Johnson

    Secretary of State candidate questionnaire

     

    NAME: Bill Johnson

     

    ADDRESS: P.O. Box 336, Elkton, KY 42220

    Date of birth: December 13, 1965

     

    FAMILY: Wife of 22 years Delinda, Son Will, and Daughter Julia

     

  • Sec. of State candidate: Hilda Legg

    Secretary of State Candidate questionnaire

     

    NAME: Hilda Gay Legg

     

    ADDRESS: 130 Kent Haven Drive, Somerset, KY  42503

     

    Date of birth: 10-7-1952

     

    FAMILY: one son, Dane

     

  • Education by Design

    Craig O'Daniel has gained a new perspective on the world because of his participation in Project Lead the Way, a program designed to encourage students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

    "I learned a lot about the design process, and how to look at everyday objects and think of ways to make them better," O'Daniel said.

    He was one of the eight Marion County High School students who recently completed the capstone project, which is considered the culmination of the program.

  • Student drug-testing meeting leads to questions galore

    Before a drug-testing program can be implemented at Marion County High School lots of questions need to be answered; the main one being who exactly is going to be drug-tested.

    The Drug Testing Implementation Committee began discussing that very issue during its first meeting Thursday at the Marion County Board of Education. While some school districts only test athletes, other schools test all students involved in extra-curricular activities, as well as students who drive to school.

  • Still gaining?

    Nearly one in four Marion Countians describe themselves as being in poor or fair health. Marion Countians are also more likely to die in vehicle crashes than the average Kentuckian, and 23 percent of Marion County children are living in poverty.

    All of this and more are part of the reason Marion County is considered the 53rd healthiest county in the state, according to the most recent county health rankings prepared by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  • Marion County Screening Committee to meet April 14

    The Superintendent Screening Committee for Marion County Public Schools will meet at 4:45 p.m. at the Marion County Board of Education.

    The committee consists of the following individuals:

    - Ed Hacker           Board representative

    - Brad Mattingly     Parent representative

  • MapSync meeting with local officials

    Local officials are scheduled to meet with MapSync and Lincoln Trail Area Development District representatives to begin discussions on the mapping work that is necessary for the county to be eligible for enhanced 911.

    That meeting has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 13. Originally, local officials had planned to meet with MapSync and LTADD representatives Thursday, April 7. The newspaper learned of the change after the April 6 paper went to press.

  • Brass Company returns April 14

    The Brass Company will perform for free at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Calvary Elementary School.

    During their performance, the members of the Brass Company introduce the audience to the brass family of instruments and demonstrate their skills on the hose-a-phone to explain how brass instruments work.

    For more information, contact Melissa Knight at Farmers National Bank at (270) 692-3177.