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  • Attempted murder, arson charges dismissed against Rigdon; federal investigation pending

    William Joseph "Joey" Rigdon was indicted in September on charges of attempted murder (four counts), first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief and criminal possession of a destructive device or booby trap device.

    On Monday, Jan. 3, those charges were dismissed with a leave to reinstate pending the completion of a federal investigation into the same or similar charges.

  • New school board members will be sworn in today

    The newest members of the Marion County Board of Education are scheduled to be sworn in at 3:30 p.m. today during a special-called meeting at the board of education office.

    Following the oaths of office for the new members, the board will elect its chairperson and vice chairperson, consider the minutes of previous board meeting, and go into executive session, if needed.

  • Fiscal Court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 6, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The items on the agenda are as follows:

    - Consider/approval of  minutes  of  meeting  held  Thursday, Dec. 16,  2010

    - Consider/approval  of second reading of FY 2010-11 budget amendment ordinance

    - Consider/approval of Marion County Board of Health appointee, Robert Kerpestein, PE

  • Swearing In, Sending Off

    The new Lebanon City Council was sworn into office on New Year's Day.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw administered the oath of office.

    Denise Fogle, Kenny Marrett, Kate Palagi and Jim Richardson renewed their oaths after winning re-election in November. 

    Jerry Abell returned to the council. Abell stepped down from the council in 2008 to run for mayor.

  • Spring View Hospital's $8 million expansion near complete

    In March of last year, Spring View Hospital broke ground on an $8 million dollar expansion. That expansion is expected to be complete by the end of this month, and it will not only make things much more convenient for patients but also allow for better care, according to hospital officials.

  • Ready to go

    Life has been teeming with activity for Christine Mattingly ever since she was named the 2011 Marion County Junior Miss.

    "I've been really busy," she said. "I've had to juggle everything I usually do plus getting ready for state."

    Sunday morning, Mattingly will be heading to Lexington, where she will spend a week preparing for the 2011 Kentucky Junior Miss competition, Jan. 14-15. 

  • Make a New Year's Resolution to learn something new

    Learn something new.

    It's a popular New Year's resolution people tend to make, and St. Catharine College hopes local people take advantage of its education center at Centre Square in Lebanon to make that resolution turn into a reality. 

    Perhaps you are considering a career change, want to learn how to quilt, or take better photos of your kids?

  • General Assembly begins 2011 session

    The 2011 Kentucky General Assembly convened yesterday for four days of organizational and administrative meetings. The legislature will reconvene Feb. 1 to debate and vote on proposed legislation.

    The Democrats remain in control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, while Republicans remain the majority party in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Family craft

    Central Kentucky is known for producing quality spirits. The same can be said about the Beam family. If everything goes according to plan, a member of the Beam family may be bringing a small piece of that tradition to Marion County.

    Stephen Beam, 52, of Louisville is hoping to build a micro-distillery in Lebanon 

    "We are going to operate a small distillery in the concept of producing a craft spirit," Beam said.

  • Nominations for 'Outstanding' awards being accepted

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will present their outstanding awards during the Annual Meeting & Outstanding Awards Banquet on Jan. 27, 2011.

    Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2011.

    Please take the time to nominate your fellow business leaders for these prestigious awards. It only takes a few minutes of your time to thank someone that has made an impact on your career and or personal life.