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  • Three weeks later, the search doesn’t stop for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    The Kentucky Standard

    Three weeks have passed since the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and her family seeks answers.
    Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, has been leading search efforts throughout the community since July 5, when he reported his daughter missing to police.
    Ballard has said before that the search would not stop until answers are found, but with little to no information or updates being provided by investigators, the wait is taking its toll.

  • Study: ‘Pill mill’ law has cut doctor shopping

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    Kentucky’s prescription drug reforms from 2012 have resulted in a large drop in doctor shopping among addicts and a major decline in the number of questionable pain clinics operating in the state, a study shows.
    The University of Kentucky Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy conducted a yearlong review of the state’s “pill mill” legislation, finding a 52 percent decrease in the number of addicts who bounced from doctor to doctor in search of prescriptions.

  • Superintendent’s evaluation in progress

    The Marion County Board of Education has started the process of evaluating Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on her performance during the 2014-15 academic year.
    At the close of the board’s July 23 meeting at the Community Education Building, it started discussions in executive session related to the summative evaluation. Under KRS 156.557(6), the board can conduct preliminary discussions regarding the superintendent’s evaluation in closed session.

  • Man who fell from car has died

    A Loretto man who fell out of a car on Tuesday morning died on Wednesday evening, the Lebanon Police have confirmed. Anthony Tyler Hamilton was 24 years old.

    The Lebanon Police received a call at 7:47 a.m. July 28 reporting that a person was in the road on West Main Street near Lanham Lane. Officers found Hamilton lying in the road in front of the Five Star Food Mart in Lebanon.

  • Raywick woman dies in fatal accident

    A 19-year-old woman died as a result of a one-vehicle accident at 4:31 a.m. Thursday on KY 84, one mile east of Raywick.

    Jessica Ann Kickasola of Raywick was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County coroner, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 21st Century Learning Center, 214 N. Harrison Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes a discussion of staff drug testing, graduation requirements and the superintendent's evaluation. The evaluation is toward the end of the agenda, and the board is scheduled to go into executive session for the preliminary discussions related to that evaluation. A written evaluation will be presented in open session.
    Here is the agenda:
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

  • Winebrenner re-elected as tourism treasurer

    David Winebrenner has been re-elected as the treasurer for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. The commission recently amended its bylaws to allow one person to remain in that position for multiple terms.

  • The band’s storytellers

    Allyx Hill liked what she saw from the Marion County Marching Knights color guard.
    “You guys are light years ahead of where you were last year,” she told the team during a break at their recent camp.
    The color guard has started learning the spins, twirls and dance steps that will be part of this year’s competition piece.
    MCHS Band Director Curtis Bennett said the color guard are like the actors of the marching band. He also sounds like he’s looking forward to seeing what this year’s group can do.

  • Endurance Superstar

    Horse royalty visited Marion County last week.

  • County looks to hire emergency management director

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty reported that he has received several applications for the vacant county emergency management director’s seat.
    “Hopefully we’ll have somebody appointed at the next meeting,” Daugherty said during the July 16 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.