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  • Seeing the forest and the trees

    If everything goes according to plan, a forest will surround TG Kentucky in 20 years.
    In order to make that happen, however, factory officials are hoping to get some help from 3,000 volunteers from Marion and surrounding counties.
    “This is not a landscaping project,” Tim Smith told Leadership Lebanon participants on Friday.

  • Firefighters respond to report of fire at Lee's Famous Recipe

    Lebanon firefighters were at Lee's Famous Recipe as of 10:15 p.m. Sunday, working to contain a fire.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 9:38 p.m.

    Emergency personnel at the scene reported that flames were visible coming from the roof of the restaurant when they first arrived. By the time a reporter arrived, flames could not be seen, but smoke was visible in the area where firefighters were trying to gain access to the roof.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Winter weather advisory Friday afternoon until 4 a.m. Saturday

     The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, until 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, for Central Kentucky.

    Rain may change to snow this afternoon, and snow could be moderate and briefly heavy this evening, according to the weather service. One to three inches of snow is expected across the advisory area.

    Drivers are advised that snow could reduce visibility and may make roads slick later today, the weather service reported.

  • Boyle sheriff seeking registered sex offender; considered armed, dangerous

     The Advocate-Messenger

    The Boyle County Sheriff's office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, is searching for a Perryville man who is in violation of his parole and is considered armed and dangerous.

    Eric Nelson, 34, is listed as a resident of Perryville, however, has not been seen at his address in more than 15 days, according to Sheriff Marty Elliott. Nelson, who was charged with rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old in another state.

  • Natural gas pipeline explosion in Adair destroys homes, barns, vehicles

     Kentucky Press News Service

    A Columbia Gulf Transmission natural gas pipeline in the Knifley community in Adair County erupted into a ball of flame shortly after 1 a.m. CDT today. Three homes, two barns and four vehicles were destroyed, Greg Thomas, Adair County Emergency Management director, told Bowling Green's WBKO-TV.

    Witnesses said the explosion and fire could been seen as far away as Russell Springs and the shock was felt for miles, the station said on its website.

    One person was injured and hospitalized, WBKO reported.

  • Snow days pile up for MCPS

    The thrill of having a snow day has lost some of its excitement for many students in the Marion County Public School System. 

    MCPS has missed 12 days of school (as of our printing deadline), and it’s a safe bet that Old Man Winter isn’t through with us yet.

    In an attempt to not lose another day to snowy roads, MCPS decided to use its Plan B bus routes on Friday, Feb. 7.

    “It was a great success,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.

  • Road department ready for one more round of snow

     As of Monday, the Marion County road department had enough salt and other materials available to handle one more round of snow.

    Marion County Road Supervisor Tommy Lee said it takes about 80 tons to treat the roads when it snows. Last week, Lee purchased a round of sand and calcium chloride mix from IMI, which his department mixed with salt to treat the roads during the weekend’s snow. 

    “I’ve got about one more round left,” Lee said Monday.

  • Here to help

    Nearly 45 years ago, Junior Adams started something that’s still yielding benefits today.

    “In the winter of 1969, I was sitting around one day thinking there’s got to be something for me to do around here besides work,” Adams said.

    Adams had graduated from St. Augustine High School earlier that year, and he had a job with Nalley and Gibson in Springfield. But he was looking for something more.

  • Eddie Miles Valentine’s Concert is Feb. 14-15

     Marion County’s own Elvis impersonator, Eddie Miles, will be back in concert for Valentine’s Day. Miles will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15, in Angelic Hall at Centre Square.

    Tickets start at $20 at the door or in advance at the Marion County Heritage Center. For ticket information, call 270-699-9455 or 270-321-0218.

  • Loretto Fire Department fund-raiser to begin soon

     The Loretto Fire Department will be holding a  door-to-door fund-raiser for several weeks to raise money to upgrade the department’s second engine truck. 

    Donors will receive a free 8x10 family portrait. Everyone will be notified by mail of photo dates.  For more information call Troy Hardin at 270-402-9373. A representative of the photo company will be doing the solicitations and will have an ID.