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  • Be prepared for cold weather

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for much of southern Indiana and central Kentucky, including Marion County and the surrounding area.

    Forecasters are predicting a 10 percent chance snow this afternoon and tonight, Jan. 5, and continued cold weather for the remainder of the week.

    The storm system that will be moving through the region is predicted to bring snow to central Kentucky during the day Thursday. Based on the lastest weather data, the NWS is predicting snowfall of up to four inches across the area.

  • Weather Advisory issued for Inter-County Energy service area

    The following is a press release from Inter-County Energy regarding the winter storm watch:

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Inter-County Energy service area in effect for Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. Snow accompanied by cold, blowing Arctic air is expected to cause temperatures and wind chill factors to drop dramatically.

  • Loretto man indicted on 150 sex abuse counts

    Joseph Francis Bickett 46, of 1035 Holy Cross Road in Loretto was indicted for 150 counts of first-degree sex abuse and one count of second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, between September of 2005 and September of 2007, Bickett subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion.

    His bond was set at $25,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

  • Lawson joins tourism commission

    When Jim McMurtry died Nov. 25, it created a vacancy on the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    Dan Lawson, the president of the Lebanon-Marion County Restaurant Association, has been appointed to fill the remainder of McMurtry's term.

    The term will expire June 30, 2011.

  • Deadline to switch political party is Dec. 31

    If citizens want to change their party registration in time to participate in their party's primary election that determines nominees for United States Senator, United States Congressional Representatives, state legislative races, and other partisan offices, they must do so by Dec. 31.

    Kentucky state law requires any citizen who wishes to change his/her voter registration and also vote in that party's upcoming primary election must be registered with his/her new party by Dec. 31 of the preceding year.

  • Police investigating murder attempt

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an attempted murder that took place Christmas Day.

    According to the police report, Justin L. Edlen of Olympia Drive in Bardstown was shot at 43 Maple Street Apartments. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his upper abdomen and right arm. He was transported to the hospital by Marion County EMS.

    Edlen was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville where he is listed in stable condition.

  • Fiddlin' around again

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is back, and it keeps getting bigger.

    This year's festival will be held Jan. 8-9 at Marion County High School.

    Gary "Biscuit" Davis is back again. Friday night, he'll be the featured performer during "Come Play with Biscuit," which is an opportunity for Bluegrass musicians to jam with the three-time national banjo champion.

  • Offices will close and trash pick-up will change for New Year's holiday

    The New Year's holiday will affect the schedule for local government offices.

    The County Judge's Office will be closed Dec. 31 through Jan. 3 and reopen Monday, Jan. 4.

    The Marion County Clerk's Office, the PVA Office and the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office will close Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

    The Marion County Health Department will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

    Lebanon City Hall and the Marion County Sheriff's Office will be closed Jan. 1.

    Garbage pick-up will be affected by the holidays as well.

  • Another candidate files for magistrate's seat

    A third candidate has filed to run for the District E magistrates seat.

    Charlotte Brady Mattingly of McElroy Pike is the latest candidate to toss her hat into the ring.

    Mike Peterson of Miller Pike and incumbent Roger "Cotton" Smothers of Campbellsville Road previously filed to run.

    In addition to the local races, several state positions will be up for election in 2010.

    So far four candidates have officially filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jim Bunning.

  • Just add ice...

    1.) Ice Storm 2009 Mother Nature's icy wrath causes power and water outages   As the new year approaches, many people across the county and state are crossing their fingers, and toes, (and possibly even extension chords) that history doesn't repeat itself and the ice storm that wreaked havoc on us in 2009 is a thing of the past. But, just in case, keep that generator handy.

    The winter storm that hit Marion County on Monday, Jan. 26, and early Tuesday, Jan.