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  • Young Democrats have a good time, talk strategy

    The highlight of the 2012 Kentucky Young Democrats Convention may have been an 80-year-old man, former governor and current Seventh District State Senator Julian Carroll.

    He shared some advice that has helped him succeed in politics for half a century, including how to treat people in general and tips on how to shake hands.

  • Missing 14-year-old has been located

    A missing 14-year-old male has been located.

    Samuel Isaiah Mudd was last seen Feb. 29 leaving Lebanon Middle School. At 12:48 a.m. March 8, the Lebanon Police received a call from James Brown of 6830 Danville Highway saying that Mudd was at his house.

    Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office picked up Mudd and brought him to the police department, Brady said. Mudd told the police he had been at the Danville Highway residence for two days.

    Brady said Mudd was released to his mother.

  • Paramedic in stable condition after ambulance accident

    Troy Hamilton is listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Tuesday morning.
    Hamilton, 41, is a paramedic with the Marion County EMS. He was injured when the ambulance he was riding in was involved in an accident around 5 p.m. Sunday on Miller Pike.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Catharine Hubbell, 50, of Gravel Switch was driving the ambulance eastbound on Miller Pike when the vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The ambulance struck a utility pole and overturned.

  • Lady Knights heading back to the Sweet 16

    The Marion County Lady Knights are heading to the Sweet 16 for the third time in as many years.

    Marion County (31-4) defeated Elizabethtown, 56-39, to win the Fifth Regional championship for the third year in a row.

    The Lady Knights are scheduled to play the Walton-Verona Bearcats at 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday, March 8, at Diddle Arena on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green.

    Walton-Verona (29-6) defeated South Oldham, 52-47, in the Eighth Region championship.

  • Tornado watch remains in effect until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County until 9 tonight, March 2.

    A tornado watch is issued when the conditions are present for the possibility of a tornado. If a tornado warning is issued, that means a tornado has been spotted or is indicated by weather radar.

  • Fiscal court meeting March 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. March 1 at the David Hourigan County Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  • Tornado watch extended until 9 p.m.

    A tornado watch for north central Kentucky, including northern Marion County, has been extended until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

    The weather service has also issued a flood advisory for northwestern Marion County until 3 p.m.

    Drivers should not attempt to cross roads that are covered with water. The National Hurricane Center advises that as little as one foot of water can move most cars off the road, and six inches of fast moving water can knock a person off his or her feet.

  • 'Dream as high as you can possibly dream'

    The church on East High Street in Springfield is empty, saved for the man who's trusted enough to possess a key. It's Monday afternoon. The street is quiet. School traffic has already passed through. 

    Forrest Tyrone Burton's vision for the youth of the community fills the otherwise empty church.

    His advice to young people in Springfield and Washington County?

  • Frye making a living helping people

    A retired teacher and coach, Issac Frye always seems to find himself serving others.

    From early on, he said, he recognized in himself the desire to help other people.

    Now, he serves as the director of prevention in the Washington County school district.

    The program, he said, teaches far more than drug prevention. It includes bullying and abstinence prevention, among other things.

    Frye came from a family that pushed him to get an education.

  • Building for the future

    Rev. Dale Smith shared a message of unity and encouragement as the keynote speaker at the Black History Celebration sponsored by the Marion County Chapter of the NAACP Sunday afternoon at Centre Square.

    "If you want to see your community become better, then you become better," Smith, the pastor of Tucker Chapel in Lebanon, told the hundreds of people who attended Sunday's celebration