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  • Lebanon is a hot spot for 2011 KY 55 Yard Sale

    Lebanon is opening its doors to buyers and sellers during the KY 55 Yard Sale Thursday-Sunday, April 14-17.

  • Community-minded broadcasters

    If it's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Mike FM is there. During the Farm, Home and Garden Show, Mike FM was there, and at Ham Days, Mike FM will be there.

    In fact, Mike FM employees can be found at any Marion County Chamber of Commerce event, and that support is why the radio station has been named this year's Outstanding Chamber Member.

    Program Director Andy Colley said he was surprised, but pleased by the award.

  • Two Republicans seek to become Secretary of State

     

  • Marion County native dies in crash in Scott County

    A funeral will be held Saturday for a Marion County native who died after a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning.
    Bobby Joe Gunter, 33, of Georgetown died March 31 in Scott County. Gunter was a 1995 graduate of Marion County High School.
    Gunter was on his way to work when he lost control of his vehicle around 7 a.m. Thursday on Lemons Mill Road, approximately two miles east of Georgetown.
    “He was about five miles from his home,” said Lt. Jeremy Day of the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

  • Ready for action

    As a kid, Eric Bentley dreamed of being a doctor. Today, he is not only living his dream, but he has been recognized for doing it well.

    Dr. Bentley received this year's Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award from the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    "It's kind of flattering," he said. "It's not something you expect, people giving you an award for your job."

    Defining Bentley's "job" may be more difficult than it sounds, however.

  • Beading to Beat Autism

    With just $7.35 cents, a knack for making bracelets and a passion to help kids like her brother, Michala Riggle, 10, started a fundraising campaign for autism research.

    Today, at age 14, Riggle has raised more than a half a million dollars, created a private foundation (Michala Riggle Beat Autism Foundation, Inc.), assembled a board of directors and is about to launch a national fundraising campaign with her now famous beaded bracelets.

  • Working the Autism Puzzle

    When Lisa Nally-Martin's first son, Evan, was born it didn't take long for her to realize that something wasn't right.

    He was born two weeks early, and his umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck, so she assumed that's why he wasn't eating properly.

    But, as the days and months passed, things still weren't right.

    All of the typical developmental milestones that most children could do at his age, Evan wasn't doing.

  • County population rises 8.8 percent

    Marion County's population is on the rise.

    Marion County has 19,820 residents, according to the 2010 Census. This is an 8.8 percent increase over the 2000 population of 18,212.

    And it continues a trend of increasing population that goes back to 1990, when the county population was 16,499.

  • Making the cut

    Gov. Steve Beshear joined several local officials Monday to participate in the ribbon-cutting for a new factory that is expected to bring 60 jobs to Lebanon.

    PDCI Automotive, a division of Pacific Die Cut Industries, will be opening in the old Kroger building, which is across the street from the Independent Stave Company.

    "Kentucky's on a roll in more than one way," Beshear told a tent filled with local officials and dignitaries.

  • Who should be tested?

    The Marion County Board of Education has shown its support for a drug-testing program, but how it's going to be implemented hasn't been determined yet.

    According to Todd Spalding, a member of the Marion County High School site based decision-making council, teachers and staff should be tested, in addition to students.