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  • Rain, rain go away

    It may not have lasted 40 days and nights, but two days of seemingly nonstop rainfall was more than enough for much of central Kentucky.

    "In 1970, I saw it bad, but this is a lot worse than that," said John L. Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent.

    Flooding, mud slides and water-covered roads all created hazards in several parts of Marion County. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the flooding.

  • Lebanon annexation overturned

    Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram has issued an order setting aside an earlier decision dismissing a case against the City of Lebanon. In the same order, Bertram declared null and void the city's annexation of approximately 415 acres.

    "The Court has concluded, as a matter of law, that the annexation conducted by [the city] was, in fact, arbitrary and unreasonable and violative of Plaintiff's constitutional rights under Section 2 of the Bill of Rights of the Kentucky constitution," Bertram wrote.

  • Federal lawsuit filed against school district

    A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Marion County Board of Education as a result of proposed disciplinary action against a student.

    The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Earl and Nina Sandusky, as the parents and friends of J.S. (Jessica), by attorney Elmer George. In the complaint, the Sanduskys accuse the school board of civil rights violations and violations of state law. The Sanduskys are seeking punitive damages and injunctive relief.

    The attorney for the board of education has not yet filed an answer to the complaint.

  • Repubican Senate Primary questionnaire: Gurley Martin

    Gurley L Martin

    3803 Frederica Street - Owensboro, KY 42301-6986

    Date of birth:  27 November 1923  -Hartford (Ohio County) KY 42347

    Fore-fathers & mothers too - arrived 4 generations past from England

    via port of Rotterdam to Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Kentucky.

    Finished grade 1 thru 12 - Hartford High School, formerly Hartford College - Hartford, KY 42347

    One year (2 semesters) Basic Engineering (ASTP) - Stanford University - Palo Alto, Ca. - Non graduate.

  • No one missing, dead in Marion County from flooding

    The Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Office have both said no one is missing or dead in Marion County as a result of flooding May 1-2.

    Reports on a Louisville television station saying someone is missing and presumed dead in Marion County are not accurate.

    James Coleman, 48, of Lincoln County came to Lebanon Sunday to get firewood. According to his daughter, Jennifer Ray, he got caught on the road where a mudslide occurred on his way home. He spent the night in his truck, but he was located Monday.

  • Mentoring over meals

    Who Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is having lunch with has caused some controversy locally, and it was a topic of conversation during the Marion County Board of Education meeting Tuesday of last week.

    During the board meeting, Board Member Bernard Miles said he had to get something off of his mind.

  • 2010-11 school calendar is approved

    Spring Break is set in stone for the 2010-11 school year, and will not be used as makeup days for the district, according to the Marion County Board of Education and its recent approval of the 2010-11 school calendar.

    The school calendar, which was approved at a board meeting Tuesday of last week, includes the first day of school for students as Tuesday, Aug. 10. Fall break will be held the week of Oct. 4-8 and Spring Break will be held the week of April 4-8. The last day of school for students is scheduled for Friday, May 20.

  • Transfer station, landfill will be open Saturday to accept flood damaged materials

    The Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station on Fairground Road and the CD&D Construction/Debris Landfill on Hwy. 208 will be open Saturday, May 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. Both locations will be accepting flood-damaged waste.

    Residents with flood-damaged waste are asked to separate an building materials and household contents. Building materials, such as wood, insulation, drywall, etc., should be taken to the CD&D landfill. Household contents should be taken to the transfer station.

  • Portable showers available in Bradfordsville

    Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Teams have set up a portable shower trailer at the Bradfordsville Civic Center.

    The shower has eight stalls (four for men and four for women) and a washer and dryer. Anyone who does not have access to a shower as a result of the flooding May 1 and 2 can use the showers, according to Hayden Johnson, the Marion County emergency management deputy director.

    Also, Marion County Emergency Management Director Kenny Blair said people should take photos to document any damage they may have received.

  • MCHS English teacher wins All American Teacher of the Year Award

    Coury Leathers Osbourne, an English teacher at Marion County High School, was one of three Kentucky teachers selected for the inaugural National Math and Science Initiative award.

    In all, 18 teachers from the six states participating in the initiative's Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program were selected as award recipients. The participating states are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Virginia.