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  • Two Marion County deputy jailers arrested

    Two deputy jailers at the Marion County Detention Center were arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges of providing contraband to inmates.

    Shawn Perkins, 35, and Michael Cook, 24, have been arrested on charges of providing contraband to prison inmates. Perkins is also facing a charge of trafficking with intent to distribute illegal narcotics.

    United States Attorney David J. Hale announced the arrests Wednesday.

  • Tourist commission meeting Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Centre Square.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Old business: Brown signs estimate approval and Kentucky Living insertion order/November ad approval

    - New business: Application review process, review resumes, outside employment request, duties and responsibilities marketing, Society of Travel Writers 2012 Annual Directory

  • Worth fighting for

    When the people of Bradfordsville learned that the post office was one of thousands across the country being considered for closure, they decided they weren't going to let it go without a fight.

    Mayor David Edelen said city residents were encouraged to write three letters a week in August and September to express their support, and Saturday, the community gathered for a parade and a rally at the city park. Edelen estimated that close to 100 people participated in the parade.

  • Teaching the right moves

    Music and dance can capture a child's attention.

    At least, that's what Jackie Furmon has learned since organizing the LEB Dance and Step teams, which meet every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Live on Main.

    "What really interests kids is music," said Furmon, one of the team's coaches. "Kids love to dance. You can get their attention through dancing."

  • County to re-examine district boundaries

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has given its initial approval to proposed changes to the magisterial district boundaries, but there may be a few more adjustments before the changes become official.

    At the Sept. 15 meeting, the magistrates voted 4-0 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance setting the new boundaries. Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at that meeting.

  • Search for Kara continues

    The Kentucky State Police now have a web site where people can submit information or tips about the Kara Tingle Rigdon missing person case.

    Kara, 28, was last seen on Saturday, July 17, 2010, 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.

  • Board to study school uniforms

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the creation of a committee to study the possibility of implementing a district-wide school uniform policy during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week.

    Each school has its own dress code policy, but they vary. And, Marion County High School has had numerous issues regarding its dress code policy this year, which is why Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton suggested that the board consider examining a district wide dress code/uniform policy.

  • Commissioner, chairman ask one another to resign

    An otherwise routine meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission was disrupted when a commissioner decided to air some grievances, particularly with the commission's chairman.

    At the Sept. 13 meeting, Commissioner Dennis George used the executive director's report as a jumping off point to express his frustration. The report was the final one submitted by Chris Hamilton before he started his new job with the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • St. Francis Post Office is closing

    The St. Francis Post Office will be closing.
    Officially, its last day will be Oct. 15, according to David Walton, a spokesperson for the Kentuckiana district of the United States Postal Service.
    The St. Francis branch was “emergency suspended” on July 7. At that time,  PO Box service for St. Francis was moved to the Loretto Post Office.
    According to Walton, the Loretto branch will continue to serve St. Francis customers after that post office closes.

  • Magistrates meeting Tuesday morning to discuss district boundaries

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special called meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center to take another look at proposed changes to the magisterial district boundaries.
    On Sept. 15, the court voted 4-0 in favor of approving the first reading of an ordinance establishing the new boundaries and renaming the boundaries numerically. Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at last week's meeting.