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Today's News

  • Election of 2013-2015 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    During the upcoming weeks current chamber members will begin receiving ballots containing the names of candidates for the 2013-2015 Marion County Chamber  of Commerce Board of Directors. Also enclosed with the ballots will be a complete bio along with the candidates' responses to two questions. The candidates listed below have consented to serve as chamber directors for a three-year term if elected by you. 

    • Steve Beam, Limestone Branch Distillery

  • Court sets $2 million bond requirement for constable

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. was in line to become Marion County's first constable in nearly two decades, but the Marion County Fiscal Court has put a significant roadblock in the way.

    At its Nov. 15 meeting, the court voted 4-0 to require the constable to provide a $2 million surety bond before taking office. (Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present for the meeting.)

    "What they're saying is they don't want me to do it," said Adle, 75, the day after the meeting.

  • Kara Tingle Rigdon reward fund to close

    The $11,000 reward fund, which was established last year in an effort to obtain information leading to the whereabouts of Kara Tingle Rigdon, is going to be closed at midnight, Friday, Nov. 30. Money will be returned to the various donors, according to Kara's mother, Sheila Tingle.

    Kara has been missing since July 17, 2010, when she was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara, 29, was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Marion County musician gets screen time in 'Lincoln'

    When Steven Spielberg's newest film, "Lincoln", was released, Marion County's Don Johnson had a personal reason for going to see it.

    He's in the movie.

    Briefly.

    "For a half a day's shoot, it's less than 10 seconds of glory," Johnson said, with a laugh.

  • Lebanon woman gets probation in child abuse case

    A Lebanon woman pled guilty to first-degree criminal abuse stemming from broken ribs to her then-5-month-old daughter.

    Victoria O. Berger, 32, of 780 Hwy. 289 Lot #23 in Lebanon received five years of probation on a charge of first-degree criminal abuse. Court documents read that Berger admitted to shaking the baby at approximately 75 percent strength on two occasions.

    Berger has been ordered to serve 90 days in jail and to pay $150 court costs.

    In other court news:

  • Former Raywick fire chief indicted

    Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles "Chuck" Helm has been indicted on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and abuse of public trust.

    The indictment against Helm, 52, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick was handed down by a Marion County grand jury on Monday, Nov. 19.

  • West Marion welcomes parents, grandparents for lunch
  • LES STARS for September
  • Last day to postmark ballots is Dec. 3

    The election of agricultural producers to Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees is important to all farmers and ranchers, whether beginning or long-established with large or small operations. It is crucial that every eligible producer participate in these elections because FSA county committees are a link between the community and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • Five generations