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  • Lawsuit filed after baby was still born

    A Springfield couple has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon Physicians for Women after their child, Jeremy, died. Lebanon Physicians for Women have filed an answer to that complaint.

    Marilu and Santiago Tzanahua Mendez of Springfield filed the lawsuit Oct. 31 in Marion Circuit Court against Lebanon Physicians for Women, Dr. Mark Ackermann and Dr. Lynval T. Reynolds.

  • Bradfordsville post office meeting is Nov. 29

    The United States Postal Service has scheduled a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Bradfordsville Community Center in the old Bradfordsville School, 515 S. Sixth Street. The meeting is about the plan to reduce the hours at the Bradfordsville Post Office.

  • Christmas events coming up

    Christmas events will be easy to find in the coming weeks in Marion County.

    The Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival incorporates a number of activities:

    - The Loretto Christmas Parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. A tree lighting will take place in Carl and Lisa Mattingly's lot beside the post office at 5:45 p.m. The parade will start at Loretto City Hall and end at the car wash. After the parade, refreshments will be served at city hall, where Santa will be meeting children and posing for pictures.

  • City approves E911 bylaws

    The Lebanon City Council on Nov. 5 voted 5-0 to approve the bylaws for the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee. Councilwoman Denise Fogle was not present for the Nov. 5 meeting.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court had previously approved the bylaws at its Oct. 4 meeting.

    The by-laws specify that the committee will make recommendations to the fiscal court about the E-911 expenditures.

  • Tourist commission approves $5,000 for microphones

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission approved a request for $5,000 toward the purchase of theater microphones during its Nov. 5 meeting.

  • Fiscal court looking at sanitation rate increase

    Fiscal court looking at sanitation rate increase

    Marion Countians may see their trash collection fees increase in the near future. Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said during the Nov. 15 fiscal court meeting that the county tries to break even on its trash collections costs.

  • Election of 2013-2015 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    During the upcoming weeks current chamber members will begin receiving ballots containing the names of candidates for the 2013-2015 Marion County Chamber  of Commerce Board of Directors. Also enclosed with the ballots will be a complete bio along with the candidates' responses to two questions. The candidates listed below have consented to serve as chamber directors for a three-year term if elected by you. 

    • Steve Beam, Limestone Branch Distillery

  • Court sets $2 million bond requirement for constable

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. was in line to become Marion County's first constable in nearly two decades, but the Marion County Fiscal Court has put a significant roadblock in the way.

    At its Nov. 15 meeting, the court voted 4-0 to require the constable to provide a $2 million surety bond before taking office. (Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present for the meeting.)

    "What they're saying is they don't want me to do it," said Adle, 75, the day after the meeting.

  • Kara Tingle Rigdon reward fund to close

    The $11,000 reward fund, which was established last year in an effort to obtain information leading to the whereabouts of Kara Tingle Rigdon, is going to be closed at midnight, Friday, Nov. 30. Money will be returned to the various donors, according to Kara's mother, Sheila Tingle.

    Kara has been missing since July 17, 2010, when she was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara, 29, was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Marion County musician gets screen time in 'Lincoln'

    When Steven Spielberg's newest film, "Lincoln", was released, Marion County's Don Johnson had a personal reason for going to see it.

    He's in the movie.

    Briefly.

    "For a half a day's shoot, it's less than 10 seconds of glory," Johnson said, with a laugh.