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  • Attorney General announces scam alert

    The Attorney General's office issue the following consumer alert July 21:

    Attorney General Jack Conway today warned consumers who have purchased classified ads in newspapers that they could be targeted by scam artists and should not give out personal information over the phone.

    "We've received complaints from a couple of classified advertisers that someone claiming to be from the newspaper is contacting them asking for credit-card information and Social Security numbers," General Conway said.

  • Lebanon man dead, juvenile being charged with murder after fatal accident

    A Lebanon man is dead and a juvenile is being charged with murder after a fatal accident on Saturday, July 25, in Gravel Switch. According to Kentucky State Police, the collision occurred at 11:19 a.m. on Beech Fork Road, eight miles east of Lebanon.  A 1996 Dodge pickup was traveling west on Beech Fork Road when the driver, a juvenile who's name has not been released, failed to negotiate a curve and left the road.

  • Police on alert for meth labs

    A few weeks ago, Byron Richardson was helping clean up a suspected methamphetamines lab on Country Club Drive. Last week, he led training sessions with members of the Lebanon Police Department about the dangers of meth and the procedures they should follow if they discover a lab in the future.

    For some, the training was a refresher course. For others, the training provided fresh information.

    Methamphetamines are considered a stimulant, like cocaine. There is a key difference, however.

  • Marion County Junior Miss is Aug. 1

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2010 Marion County Junior Miss Program on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Marion County High School. Twenty-two young women will participate in this year's program with the theme of "Circus, Circus".

    The platform for America's Junior Miss is "Emphasis on Education" and the participants will be judged on interview, talent, scholastics, fitness, and self-expression (in order of importance).

  • Special school board meeting tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, July 30, at the board of education building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Consider approval of construction contract for the Marion County Area Technology Center renovation/addition project and associated direct purchase orders, pending approval from the Kentucky Department of Education

    - Consider approval of revised BG-1 Form for the ATC renovation/addition, pending KDE approval

  • Flash flood warning in effect until Friday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Marion County and much of central Kentucky. The watch is in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday, July 30, through Friday morning, July 31.

  • Work in progress almost complete

    After more than a decade of planning, renovating and spending, the City of Lebanon will celebrate the grand opening of the cultural and performing arts center at Centre Square on Thursday, July 30.

    According to Roger Marcum, chairperson of the Centre Square committee, the community won't be disappointed.

    "A few weeks ago, I had a tour of the facility. The community is going to be very impressed," he said. "A prime example of the results of visionary leadership."

  • Man kills ex-wife, self

    Cindy M. Tucker, 38, and James R. Brady, 30, were both found dead in the afternoon July 15 at 2245 Danville Highway. The Kentucky State Police ruled the incident a murder/suicide.

    A gun was recovered at the scene.

    "He killed her and then turned the gun on himself," said Trooper Billy Gregory, KSP public information officer.

    Gregory added that the preliminary autopsy (which was conducted July 16 in Louisville) confirmed that Brady killed Tucker. Det. Mike Dubree led the investigation.

  • High school registration begins Monday

    Marion County High School has announced its registration dates for the 2009-10 academic year. Seniors will register Monday, July 27, from 2-6 p.m. Juniors will register Tuesday, July 28, from 2-6 p.m. Sophomores will register Wednesday, July 29, from 2-6 p.m. Freshmen will register Thursday, July 30, from 2-6 p.m. Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to register.

  • Baby dies following traffic accident

    A July 14 accident involving two vehicles and a pregnant driver ended tragically when the baby died the following day.

    The Lebanon Police, the Marion County Rescue Squad and Marion County EMS responded to a call of an accident at the intersection of Warehouse Road and W. Main Street at 2:32 p.m. July 14.

    According to the police, Tabitha K. Hutchison, 26, of Lebanon was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and Donna M. "Shelly" Gribbins, 29, of Lebanon was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla. Janice Gribbins, 58, also of Lebanon, was a passenger in the Toyota.