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  • Tornado watch is in effect

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 6 p.m. today (April 11) for central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    Strong thunderstorms with lightning, heavy rain, small hail and strong winds are expected to affect the area this afternoon. Rainfall up to one inch per hour, frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts up to 45-50 miles per hour are possible.

  • Downtown businesses affected by smoke

    Normally, Wilbert Davis doesn't come into his business, Davis Repair, on Sundays, but on April 10, he decided to do some work on a lawnmower. While he was working, he noticed something that smelled funny.

    “It smelled like plastic burning,” Davis said.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. April 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Consideration of the Kentucky Board of Medical Services Grant

    - Request for cul de sac installation on Guthrie Mays Road

    - Road name clarifications for E-911 mapping and addressing needs

    - Detention center budget for fiscal year 2011-12

  • City council to meet April 11 in Angelic Hall

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11. Instead of meeting at city hall, however, this meeting will be held in Angelic Hall in the Centre Square Performing Arts Center.

  • 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.