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Today's News

  • Ready for action

    As a kid, Eric Bentley dreamed of being a doctor. Today, he is not only living his dream, but he has been recognized for doing it well.

    Dr. Bentley received this year's Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award from the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    "It's kind of flattering," he said. "It's not something you expect, people giving you an award for your job."

    Defining Bentley's "job" may be more difficult than it sounds, however.

  • Beading to Beat Autism

    With just $7.35 cents, a knack for making bracelets and a passion to help kids like her brother, Michala Riggle, 10, started a fundraising campaign for autism research.

    Today, at age 14, Riggle has raised more than a half a million dollars, created a private foundation (Michala Riggle Beat Autism Foundation, Inc.), assembled a board of directors and is about to launch a national fundraising campaign with her now famous beaded bracelets.

  • Working the Autism Puzzle

    When Lisa Nally-Martin's first son, Evan, was born it didn't take long for her to realize that something wasn't right.

    He was born two weeks early, and his umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck, so she assumed that's why he wasn't eating properly.

    But, as the days and months passed, things still weren't right.

    All of the typical developmental milestones that most children could do at his age, Evan wasn't doing.

  • County population rises 8.8 percent

    Marion County's population is on the rise.

    Marion County has 19,820 residents, according to the 2010 Census. This is an 8.8 percent increase over the 2000 population of 18,212.

    And it continues a trend of increasing population that goes back to 1990, when the county population was 16,499.

  • Making the cut

    Gov. Steve Beshear joined several local officials Monday to participate in the ribbon-cutting for a new factory that is expected to bring 60 jobs to Lebanon.

    PDCI Automotive, a division of Pacific Die Cut Industries, will be opening in the old Kroger building, which is across the street from the Independent Stave Company.

    "Kentucky's on a roll in more than one way," Beshear told a tent filled with local officials and dignitaries.

  • Who should be tested?

    The Marion County Board of Education has shown its support for a drug-testing program, but how it's going to be implemented hasn't been determined yet.

    According to Todd Spalding, a member of the Marion County High School site based decision-making council, teachers and staff should be tested, in addition to students.

  • Movie company is casting extras for movie trailer shoot in Lebanon

    Looking for immortality? That dream will come true for 25 people when Cinema Lexzikon shoots the trailer for its new feature film, "Architect of Chaos," in Lebanon, Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1.

    This film is an action-packed thriller "about God, The Devil and lots and lots of bad guys," said Director William Lee. For more details, check out www.cinemalexzikon.com.

  • Two MAC inmates remain at large

    Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center early in the morning of March 25, and they remain at large.

    Prison officials confirmed that Josh Levi Hogue and Brandon Saylor walked away from the prison at 2:30 a.m. Friday, March 25. State and local officials are looking for both men.

  • No driver's license processing Saturday, March 26

    Marion County residents who wish to renew their driver's licenses will not be able to do so on Saturday, March 26.

    That day, the National Driving Registry will be launching a new Problem Driver Pointer System, and this will affect the ability to process licenses. The new system should be in place by Monday, March 28.

    The Marion Circuit Clerk's office will be open Saturday for other services. It just will not be able to process driver's licenses.

  • Tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issue a tornado watch until 9 p.m. for most Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. 

    This comes after the weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook earlier today, March 23. The weather service is predicting that thunderstorms, large hail and damaging winds are all likely this afternoon.