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  • Kara Tingle Rigdon Reward Fund up to $9,000

    A reward fund established for information leading to the whereabouts of Kara Tingle Rigdon is now up to $9,000, and is expected to increase even more in the coming weeks.

    The family and friends of Kara's parents, Dale and Sheila Tingle, established a reward fund for information leading to Kara's whereabouts. 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.

  • Ford murder trial moves ahead

    Letters are being sent to 120 residents who will be called as potential jurors for the upcoming trial of a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer.

    Tonya Ford was in court Tuesday for another hearing in the case that accuses her of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

    Tuesday's hearing before Taylor Circuit Judge Dan Kelly lasted five minutes.

  • Courthouse will be closed Aug. 5-12

    Marion Circuit Clerk Kim May has announced that her office will be shut down from Friday, Aug. 5, through Friday, Aug. 12. During that time, equipment and files from the circuit clerk's office will be moved into the Marion County Judicial Center.

    The new judicial center is scheduled to open Monday, Aug. 15.

  • InBrief

    Red Cross training classes in August

    As part of the effort to re-establish an active Red Cross unit in Marion County, training sessions have been scheduled throughout August.

    If possible, the county would like to have teams of individuals from each community who are trained to respond to catastrophic events.

    If you are interested in signing up for a training session, please contact Susan Hardin at (502) 348-1893 or email redcross@bardstown.com.

  • Gravel Switch man indicted on rape charge

    Joseph Donald Graham, 46, of 955 Beechfork Road in Gravel Switch was indicted for first-degree rape.

    According to the indictment, on or about May 13, Graham engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion.

    His bond was set at 10 percent of $50,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the victim.

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  • 2012 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman program is Aug. 6

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2012 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman program at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, at Marion County High School. Twenty-four young ladies will participate in the program with a theme this year of "70's Flashback: Put on Your Boogie Shoes." The Junior Miss Program logo is "emphasis on education" and its participants will be judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression.

  • Big Hit

    The 2011 Kentucky State Little League Tournament did more than just kick up dust when it came to Lebanon last week. Over the course of six days, thousands of visitors streamed into the community. Whether they were refueling themselves or their vehicles, those visitors spent a lot of money while they were here.

    While some businesses certainly benefited more than others, the effect of all the visitors spread throughout the community.

  • Student injury lawsuit dismissed

    A lawsuit filed against local school officials regarding a student injury has been dismissed.

    On June 15, Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly dismissed a claim filed on behalf of Rosie Dyer against Glasscock Elementary Principal Lee Ann Divine and teacher Lena Murphy.

  • Campbellsville woman charged in husband's death

    A Campbellsville woman has been accused of murdering her husband with an overdose of morphine.

    Kathleen Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, the office received a call on July 7 about a death that occurred on June 8.

    The report states that Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney pronounced Joseph Kenneth Wise, 71, dead at his home in Campbellsville. At the time, it was believed Mr. Wise had died of a heart attack.

  • Bradfordsville Post Office on list for closure study

    The United States Postal Service announced July 26 that it will be studying more than 3,600 post offices for possible closure, and one of those branches is in Marion County.

    The Bradfordsville Post Office is one of more than 130 Kentucky branches identified as being part of the studies.

    The studies are part of the postal service's "retail optimization efforts," according to a press release on the USPS website.