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  • Barnett tells a unique story in ‘Between the Rows’

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Phyllis Ann Spalding Barnett says she is a storyteller, not a writer.
    Her book, "Between the Rows," reads like a story, not like the usual 500-page novel.
    In fact, Barnett’s book is just 180 pages long. It offers a fictional account of growing marijuana in Kentucky and the trouble it brought to a small community.

  • City seeks to condemn Boldrick Avenue house

    The City of Lebanon is seeking to condemn 200 Boldrick Avenue.
    According to a petition filed June 30 in Marion Circuit Court, the city considers that property to be "a vacant, abandoned and neglected property.”
    The petition names Rhonda Molden, any unknown spouse of Rhonda Molden, and the occupant (if any) of 200 Boldrick Avenue and Marion County government as defendants.

  • Kara Tingle still missing four years later

    Kara Tingle, 31, has been missing since July 17, 2010.
    She was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on Bluegrass Parkway.
    She is the mother of two children, Austin, 11, and Nora, 5.
    A $12,500 reward is being offered for information leading to Kara's whereabouts. Anyone willing to come forward with information in the details surrounding Kara’s disappearance, which leads to the recovery of Kara or Kara’s remains, will be eligible to receive the reward money.

  • St. Charles Middle School SBDM vacancy

    St. Charles Middle School’s School Based Decision Making Council is accepting nominations for a parent representative for the upcoming school year until 4 p.m., Friday, July 25. Nominations may be made at SCMS between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., via email to buffy.mann@marion.kyschools.us or by calling the school at 270-692-4578. Elections will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 28, during open house.
     

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  • New light to be installed for school traffic

    A new traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Corporate Drive and East Main Street with the aim of helping school traffic near Lebanon Middle School.
    Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young said the new light would be installed some time this week.
    Young said the new light would replace the one already at that intersection, adding that it would be similar to the one located in front of the Lebanon Wal-mart.

  • Potential case of canine influenza in area

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    There may be an outbreak of canine influenza in the Lebanon area.
    Dr. Sabra St. Germain at All Paws in Lebanon believes that could be what she has been seeing in some dogs.

  • Republican state rep race lawsuit has been settled

    Democratic State Representative Terry Mills finally knows who his opponent will be in November.
    On July 18, a mediation agreement was reached to end a lawsuit filed by Richard Treitz, who lost the Republican primary. As a result, J. Alex LaRue will be confirmed as the Republican challenger against Mills.
    LaRue won the Republican primary on May 20 with 1,400 votes to Treitz’s 1,166 votes.

  • County invests thousands into technical education for local students

    Magistrates voted to invest $112,000 into the Marion County Jobs Training Consortium to help improve the quality of technical education for Marion County students at the Marion County Area Technology Center (MCATC) during its regular monthly meeting July 17.

  • Summer School Showcase

    Family Resource Director Amy Newton and Glasscock Elementary School staff invited the community to a special presentation to highlight their week of summer school Friday afternoon. The presentation included a physical education demonstration with Danny Marks. It also included two songs that focus around the theme of summer school this year, which was oceanic life and the world they live in. According to Newton, 104 students participated at summer school at GES. When all lessons were complete at the end of the week, the students went on a field trip to Newport Aquarium.