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  • 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.

  • Lebanon man recovering after motorcycle accident

    Mellwood H. Robinson of Lebanon is listed in stable condition as of Monday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville, where is recovering after a motorcycle accident that occurred Friday.

    Robinson, 74, of Lebanon was riding his a 1981 Honda motorcycle when he was involved in an accident at 7:06 p.m. June 19 in front of 690 Metts Drive in Lebanon. According to the Lebanon Police, Robinson told the police that someone ran him off the road.

  • Flash flood watch in effect from 11 a.m. through Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County, from 11 a.m. Friday, June 19, through late Saturday night, June 20.

    Rounds of storms are expected to bring heavy rainfall as Tropical Depression Bill passes through the area, according to the weather service. Flash flooding may occur in areas where the ground is saturated as "periods of torrential rainfall" occur, the weather service is reporting.

  • GES principal committee to conduct interviews Friday

    The Glasscock Elementary principal search committee is scheduled to meet in special-called session at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the Glasscock Elementary Conference Room.

    The agenda will include the minutes of the previous meeting, a review of the committee's training and a closed session per KRS 61.810(1)(f) to conduct interviews for the principal vacancy.