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  • SB 9 hits home for local family

    Senate Bill 9 is a piece of legislation that Melissa Lee Knight takes quite personally.
    If signed into law, the bill would require possible lawsuits against nursing homes to go through a review panel before going to court. The bill passed the Senate last week and now awaits a vote in the House of Representatives.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter to stop adoptions

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter will no longer be a place for would-be pet owners to find a new family member.
    Instead of offering animals for adoption, the shelter will soon serve as a holding place for the county's stray animals.
    In 45 days, animals will no longer be up for adoption at the shelter, which set up shop at a new home last month after a $150,000 grant paid for construction of a new building.

  • No injuries in Lisa Avenue fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 641 Lisa Avenue at 5:34 p.m. Monday. Anthony and Melissa Carrington live in the house.

    No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said this was an electrical fire.

    Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    Johnson said the Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family. 

  • No garbage pick-up on Memorial Day

    Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, and it is a holiday for Marion County government employees.

    As a result, no garbage pick up will take place Monday. Instead, the Monday route will be pick up Tuesday,May 28, along with the regular Tuesday route. County residents are encouraged to put their trash out earlier than usual because May 28 will be a double-up day for sanitation crews.

  • Lebanon Police adding prescription drug drop box

    Marion County residents have a new option to dispose of unused prescription medicine

    Starting Feb. 20, a drop box will be placed in the lobby of the Lebanon Police Department. Anyone who would like to dispose of unwanted prescription medication is encouraged and welcome to leave it in the drop box.

    The drop box will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, according to the police department, 124 W. Mulberry Street.

    The following items can be placed in the drop box:

  • Small differences: Faith has guided J.D. Bell to try to help others

     

  • Industrial Foundation issues annual report

     

  • E911 meeting set for Feb. 19

     

  • History on display

    Mike Cecil stood before the old Marion County courthouse Sunday afternoon surrounded by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Ernie “The Turtleman” Brown Jr., musicians, local officials and several members of the Marion County Historical Society.

    “What you’ll see today on the third floor is not the end,” he said. “It’s the beginning.”

  • Judge won't lower bond for suspects in Casey murder

    By TODD KLEFFMAN

    The Advocate-Messenger

    LIBERTY — A judge denied bond reduction requests for two of the men charged in the murder of Gleason Pyles, in part because of concern that their connections to an outlaw motorcycle gang would allow them to be spirited away and avoid prosecution if they were released from custody.