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  • Severe weather expected this week

    There is no school in Marion County due to the weather and the road conditions. The National Weather Service forecast indicated that severe winter weather was expected to hit central Kentucky Wednesday and Thursday.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter storm watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.

  • No school in Marion County Tuesday

    Marion County schools will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 14.

    The National Weather Service is predicting a low around 6 degrees tonight with a wind chill factor of -3 degrees.

    The predicted high for Tuesday will be around 21 degree with a wind chill factor as low as -4 degrees.

    The freezing conditions could lead to slushy roads and slick spots due to refreezing.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

    Here are the items on the agenda for the Dec. 13 meeting of the Lebanon City Council. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at city hall.

    - Lebanon tourism director Chris Hamilton will speak with the council regarding the wayfinding system for the heritage trail.

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Bills

    - City reports

    - Old business

    - New business:

  • Higdon's Foodtown closing Jan. 22

    Higdon's Foodtown IGA will be closing next month.

    Owner Jimmy Higdon said the store's last day will be around Jan. 22. (This is a slightly earlier date than he had estimated on Friday.)

    He said that a tentative purchase agreement has been reached with Houchens Industries, which also owns Sav-A-Lot. Higdon said it was his understanding that the Sav-A-lot located in the Lebanon Trade Center would be moving into the Higdon's Foodtown building around March of next year.

  • Along for the ride

    Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge is driving through Brookhaven when a woman walking her own dog waves him down. She points out a friendly, "black and tan" dog that has no tags and no owner.

    Wooldridge parks and gets out to find another Brookhaven resident has picked up the dog. The man hands it over to Wooldridge, who then loads it into a cage in the back of his vehicle.

  • Don't miss the vote

    The 2011 primary election may be more than five months away, but registered voters need to decide soon if they want to change parties for that election. In Kentucky, registered voters are only eligible to vote in the primary election for the party in which they are registered by the end of the year.

  • InBrief

    Calvary Elementary recognized for environmental excellence

    The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has recognized individuals, businesses and organizations for their commitment to environmental performance, and one of those organizations is Calvary Elementary School.

  • 'Catfish' takes reigns as PVA

    Marion County's new public valuation administrator was sworn in Monday morning at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Terry "Catfish" Rakes took the oath of office in front of a small gathering of family and friends. The PVA takes over on the first Monday in December. Other county and local officials will take office in January.

  • Donations being accepted to find missing Gravel Switch woman

    Almost five months ago, Kara Tingle Rigdon, 27, the daughter of Dale and Sheila Tingle of Gravel Switch was reported missing. An account at Peoples Bank in Lebanon has been set up to raise money for a reward to be offered for any information leading to Kara's whereabouts.

  • Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival is Dec. 3-5

    The Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival kicks off Friday, Dec. 3, with the Marion County Homemakers Christmas Bazaar and continues through Sunday, Dec. 5, ending with The Beautiful Music of Christmas concert at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

    A 2010 Kentucky Top 10 Winter/Holiday event, the festival features 15 events in one weekend throughout Marion and Washington counties. The festival includes light shows, parades, tours, live entertainment, visits with Santa and other family activities.