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  • Baby ingests heroin, parents charged with criminal abuse

    John Patterson, 26, of Somerset, and Leah Pollaro, 26, of Millersburg, were arrested on Jan. 28 and charged with second-degree criminal abuse after their 11-month-old child was discovered to have ingested heroin.

  • Fatal fire in Casey County

    A house fire has killed a woman in Casey County, and injured two others, including a child.

    Kentucky State Police Post 15 received a call from Casey County dispatch Sunday at approximately 2:21 a.m. EST in reference to a single family structure fire on Dry Fork Road in Casey County.

    The human remains found in the residence have been identified as Brandi Nix, 25, of Burnside. The other victims, who remain hospitalized in critical condition, are Brandi Nix's child, 3-year-old Arianna Nix, and a friend, Jeremy Wilkerson, 33, of Windsor.

  • Car wreck kills Bardstown man

    A Bardstown man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in St. Francis Thursday afternoon.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred at 4:08 p.m., on North St. Francis Road in St. Francis. Elizabeth M. Fife, 48, of Loretto was driving a 2014 Ford south and Dylan M. Glaser, 21, of Bardstown was driving a 1993 Chevrolet north when their vehicles collided. Fife and her 9-year-old passenger were treated at the scene and transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS.

  • Nelson County: Man accused of assault after striking woman with sausage

    The Kentucky Standard

    A Bardstown man was indicted on assault and endangerment charges Wednesday, Jan.18, after allegedly using a frozen roll of sausage to physically assault a woman.
    According to an arrest complaint, Derek Kiesler, 24, is accused of striking a woman several times in the arms and face on Jan. 11. Kiesler also allegedly struck an infant in the chin before using a frozen log of sausage to hit the woman in the head.

  • Valentine’s party at autism center Feb. 10

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center will be having a Valentine’s party on Friday, Feb. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for individuals that are on the spectrum and their families. There will be games, an activity table and snacks. There will also be music therapy at the autism center on Monday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for any individuals on the autism spectrum. This event is only for those on the spectrum, so siblings won't be able to attend.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is this Friday and Saturday

    Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff
    When? Jan. 27-28
    Location? Roby Dome at Marion County High School
    Details? Acts include Flatt Lonesome, New Town, Moron Brothers, National Banjo Champion Gary “Biscuit“ Davis and more to be named.
    How much? All-inclusive tickets – $55 (Ticket includes Friday show and Saturday dinner show)
    $25 ticket – Both Friday and Saturday show (Does not include dinner )
    $20 ticket – Entrance into the Friday night show only.

  • County working to keep Career Center open

    In the wake of Career Center closings throughout Kentucky, Marion County officials are scrambling to keep the Lincoln Trail Career Center open, and they only have until Feb. 16 to do it.
    At the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting on Thursday, magistrates agreed to having a special-called meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the plans to keep the center open past the Feb. 16 closing date.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. provides more than $3.6 million to Marion County

    Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. provided $3,646,799 in salaries and services to Marion County in 2015-16. Lynne Robey, CKCAC executive director, presented the certificate to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty at the recent meeting of the CKCAC Board of Directors.

  • Fiscal court news briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regularly-scheduled meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. In the meeting the magistrates:
    • Approved the advertisement of a request for proposal regarding the multipurpose building. The project is in partnership with the City of Lebanon and the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. The RFP is not an official bid, rather a way for the building committee to see how much the project will cost.
    • Approved the payment of the second annual installment of funds to the fire departments and rescue squad.

  • Wynonna Judd to perform at Elizabethtown's State Theater

    By Ben Sheroan
    Landmark News Service

    Wynonna Judd is expected to make a big noise when she visits Elizabethtown in March.
    Judd, who rose to the top of country charts in the 1980s and ’90s singing duets with her mother, has released her first album in three years. She and her new band, known as the Big Noise, have added the Historic State Theater to their tour stops.