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  • Two Lebanon residents arrested for breaking into Corner Food Mart

    Christopher D. Spalding, 21, and Charles J. Webb, 29, both of Lebanon have been arrested on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief after they allegedly broke into Corner Food Mart in Loretto in the  early morning hours of Tuesday, June 30.

  • New historical marker dedicated to Camp Crittenden to be unveiled June 27

    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker on June 27 that notes the importance of Camp Crittenden in the Civil War.
    Dedication ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m., at the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Highway 208 in Lebanon.

  • County fair in full swing

    Animals, games, food, pageants and rides will return to the Marion County Fairgrounds June 27 through July 4.
    The 2015 Marion County Fair began Saturday, June 27, with the open dairy show.
    Starting Monday, June 29, the carnival will open at 5 p.m. each night through July 4 (weather permitting). Admission is $10 per person, and it includes the rides and nightly events.

  • Community Action’s finances continue to improve

    Lynne Robey had some good news for the Marion County Fiscal Court last week.
    Central Kentucky Community Action Council continues to improve its financial condition. When Robey took over as the CKCAC director a few years ago, the agency’s future was uncertain.
    Thanks to support from local governments in the agency’s service area and changes within the office, the agency is getting back on its feet, according to Robey.

  • Public comment meetings set on oil and gas development

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and its agencies have set the dates and locations for three public meetings to allow interested parties to submit comments concerning oil and gas development in the state. The locations will be in Madisonville, Somerset and Hazard.

  • Drug that was supposed to stem Ky.'s heroin epidemic creates a whole new problem

    By Mary Meehan
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky doctors have new restrictions for prescribing Suboxone after efforts to curb pill mills created a new cash-for-pills market and a street trade for the drug designed to safely wean addicts from heroin.
    "A lot of the pill mills morphed into facilities that dispense these prescriptions" for Suboxone, said Dr. John Langefeld, medical director of the state's department of Medicaid services.

  • Mock disaster drill a success

    Marion County emergency personnel and Spring View Hospital staff responded to a simulated meth lab explosion Wednesday, June 17, on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.
    According to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, the disaster exercise went very well.
    “There were three out-of-county evaluators that had nothing but praise for the responders of Lebanon and Marion County,” Johnson said.

  • Practicing for an outbreak

    Imagine tens of thousands of people attended events at the YUM Center in Louisville, including a Selena Gomez concert, and FFA convention and an AAU basketball event, all within a week of each other.
    Now imagine within days of those events, thousands of people starting coming to emergency rooms in Louisville and counties within driving distance with flu-like symptoms, only when they are tested, their results show they do not have the flu.
    Now imagine that public health officials determined that anthrax, not the flu, was the cause of the outbreak. What would you do?

  • Smith Ridge Beach at Green River re-opens

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake announced June 26 that it plans to re-open the beach located at Smith Ridge Recreation Area.

  • Foster parent arrested when 3-year-old found on KY 49

    A Lebanon man is facing charges of second-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor after a 3-year-old foster child in his care was found walking KY 49 Sunday morning.
    At 9 a.m. June 21, the Kentucky State Police received a report of a toddler walking in the road on KY 49, south of Lebanon. The 3-year-old female was found without any injuries and was kept safely at a residence until state troopers arrived.