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  • Red Cross meeting July 26

    As part of the effort to re-establish an active Red Cross unit in Marion County, a community meeting has been scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Center in Lebanon.

    If possible, the county would like to have teams of individuals from each community were 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.

  • Correction: Loretto Food Land advertisement

    An advertisement for Loretto Foodland in the July 25 Twin County Advantage contains price misprints.

    The ad should read as follows:

    - 10 pound Idaho potatoes should be $3.99

    - 16 ounce Kraft Salad Dressing should be three for $5

    We apologize for the error.

  • Tourism commission meeting Friday afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will meet twice Friday afternoon, July 22.

    The commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. to discuss Youth Explosion, a proposed youth rally for Christ to be held Sept. 9-10 at Centre Square. The event coordinators, which include commission Chairman Dan Lawson, are seeking $7,500 to assist with the event.

    Lawson said at a previous meeting that he will not vote on the funding request because of his involvement with the event.

  • Heat advisory for the weekend

    A heat advisory has been issued for Marion County for Friday, July 22, and the heat index could reach 103 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

    The weather service is predicted mostly sunny conditions today with a high temperature around 93 degrees, with the heat index making it feel 10 degrees hotter outside.

    This evening, there is a 30 percent chance of precipitation with scattered thunderstorms and showers possible before 11 p.m. Tonight's low is expected to be around 75 degrees.

  • 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.

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Approval of the second reading of a budget amendment to include a Homeland Security Grant

    - Consider Southeast Telephone to provide telephone services for the county government

    - Tax rate for the Marion County Health Department

    - Revisions to the Marion County Detention Center Handbook

  • Lebanon man ordered to register as a sex offender

    Michael Lee Clarkson, 18, of 486 Radio Station Road in Lebanon received five years of pretrial diversion in Marion Circuit Court recently on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment. He must be supervised as a registered sex offender, and he was ordered to complete sex offender treatment and to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family and no unsupervised contact with children under 12.
    Clarkson was originally indicted on charges of first-degree rape, victim under 12, first-degree sodomy, victim under 12 and first-degree sexual abuse, victim under 12.

  • When the smoke clears

    "Where there's smoke there's fire."

    That old adage could ring true regarding the recent resignation of Raywick Fire Chief Chuck Helm. He resigned last week, but the reason for his resignation isn't exactly clear.

    According to Helm, his out-of-town job commitments cause him to be away from the community too much, which is why he decided to resign.

  • 'Lost Mom' remembered

    Eight-year-old Austin Tingle busily hands out candles as people walk into Gravel Switch Baptist Church Sunday evening.

    They are all there for one purpose, to pray for Austin's mother, Kara Tingle Rigdon, 28, who has been missing since July 17, 2010.

  • Arson investigation ongoing at Cozy Corner

    A possible arson that caused damage at the Cozy Corner Tavern in Loretto June 30 is still under investigation.

    According to Billy Gregory, Kentucky State Police public affairs officer, representatives from the Kentucky State Fire Marshal's Office collected evidence at the scene and KSP Arson Investigator Alex Wesley will be getting involved, Gregory said.

    "We believe it to be an arson," he said.