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  • Rigdon cases moved to Washington County

    Seven cases involving William David "Billy" Rigdon are being moved to Washington Circuit Court.

    On Jan. 3, Circuit Judge Dan Kelly approved a change of venue in a series of cases in which Rigdon is the defendant.

  • All-male board has first meeting of 2011

    Three new school board members were officially sworn into office at the Marion County Board of Education Thursday.

    Michael Mullins (District Three), Ed Hacker (District Five) and Mike Cecil (District Four) took the oath of office and participated in their first official meeting, which was short and sweet. The board unanimously appointed Mullins the board chairperson and Hacker the vice-chairperson.

  • Marion County schools are on a one-hour delay Friday, Jan. 14

    Marion County Schools will be open Jan. 14.

    However, the schools will be on a one-hour delay.

  • City Council meeting Jan. 10

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations: Robert C. Mattingly to receive recognition for saving a life and Maria Bell to request a road block and parade for the ML King events Jan. 16

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Payment of Bills

    -Department reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business:

    A. Second reading of an amendment to the property maintenance ordinance

  • Shooting victim is in fair condition

    Shooting victim Jason Keene, 28, of Lebanon is in fair condition at University Hospital in Louisville. Keene was the victim of an attempted murder and first-degree robbery on Saturday evening, Jan. 8.

    The incident occurred at McDonald's, 503 W. Main Street in Lebanon. During the shooting incident, $128 in cash, a Boost Mobile Motorola cellular phone and a key ring with four keys and a UK key chain were stolen from Keene.

  • Winter weather advisory issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook for central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    Light to moderate snow is expected Friday morning, Jan. 7. The biggest impact is expected to be during the morning as roads are covered with snow. The National Weather Service is predicting one to three inches of snow throughout central Kentucky. The highest snowfall is expected in the Lake Cumberland area.

  • 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.