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  • Loretto woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    Maxine B. Nalley, 64, died Monday morning as the result of a single-vehicle crash at 11:35 a.m. on Ky. 49, three miles east of Loretto.
    Nalley, of Loretto, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck. The truck dropped off the right side of the road, and she overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to overturn, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Nalley was not wearing a seat belt and she was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Sgt. Jamie Heller of the state police is investigating.

  • Drug signs placed throughout Lebanon

  • Fiscal Court meets April 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Here is the agenda for the meeting:
    1)  Minutes of previous meeting
    2)  Presentation by edustudent Gabby Barnes on water pollution in Marion  County
    3)  Resolution for "Healthy  Living  Day  in  Marion  County" on April 28, 2012
    4)  Renewal of  annual copier service contract with Jodie's  Business  Machines

  • Another piece of the puzzle

    Offering statistics about autism is easy. Autism affects one out of every 88 children born in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The condition is more common among boys, affecting 1 in 54 males born in the U.S.

    Understanding the day-to-day reality is harder to explain, although parents like Lisa Nally-Martin are hoping to raise awareness about the condition.

  • Gravel Switch woman appointed to gifted and talented council

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed four people to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, and one of the appointees is from Marion County.

    Jan Lanham of Gravel Switch, the principal at Cox's Creek Elementary School, was appointed as the parent representative on the council. Her term is scheduled to expire Dec. 15, 2014.

  • 11 MCHS students chosen for GSP

    Eleven Marion County High School students have been 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.

  • Pope's Creek Ranch not open to public just yet

    Pope's Creek Ranch, the farm on Pope's Creek Road better known as Dr. James Bland's Golden Acres Farm, more recently named Pope's Creek Ranch, is private property and is currently closed to the public. In the near future, it will be open on a fee and permission-only basis for use by the public. Anyone with questions can contact David Neville at (502) 330-3027.

  • Woman arrested a second time for spray-painting court

    Deanna Rupa was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mischief that was spray-painted on a city-owned basketball court Feb. 8 on Cleaver Court in Lebanon.

    On March 31, Rupa, 43, of 213 N. Proctor Knott Avenue was arrested a second time for third-degree criminal mischief. The second arrest was in connection with a second incident of vandalism at the Cleaver Court basketball court on March 6.

  • 2012 Kentucky Writers Day celebration April 20-22

    The 2012 Kentucky Writers Day celebration will take place April 20-22 at Historic Penn's Store in Gravel Switch, along with several host locations.

    Since 1997, the weekend event has celebrated the written word, Kentucky writers, and the state of Kentucky's official Writers Day.

    Poets, authors, writers, journalists, playwrights and songwriters of varying genres will perform throughout the three-day, four-venue, weekend event, which is free to the public.

  • Enjoying the great outdoors

    Enjoy the great outdoors - that was the overall message during Friday's grand opening of the newly renovated Cecil L. Gorley Naturalist Trail in Lebanon. Elaine Wilson, executive director of the Kentucky Office for Adventure Tourism, was in attendance and gave a message from Gov. Steve Beshear who was unable to attend.