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Today's News

  • Mock disaster drill a success

    Marion County emergency personnel and Spring View Hospital staff responded to a simulated meth lab explosion Wednesday, June 17, on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.
    According to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, the disaster exercise went very well.
    “There were three out-of-county evaluators that had nothing but praise for the responders of Lebanon and Marion County,” Johnson said.

  • Practicing for an outbreak

    Imagine tens of thousands of people attended events at the YUM Center in Louisville, including a Selena Gomez concert, and FFA convention and an AAU basketball event, all within a week of each other.
    Now imagine within days of those events, thousands of people starting coming to emergency rooms in Louisville and counties within driving distance with flu-like symptoms, only when they are tested, their results show they do not have the flu.
    Now imagine that public health officials determined that anthrax, not the flu, was the cause of the outbreak. What would you do?

  • Community Action’s finances continue to improve

    Lynne Robey had some good news for the Marion County Fiscal Court last week.
    Central Kentucky Community Action Council continues to improve its financial condition. When Robey took over as the CKCAC director a few years ago, the agency’s future was uncertain.
    Thanks to support from local governments in the agency’s service area and changes within the office, the agency is getting back on its feet, according to Robey.

  • Public comment meetings set on oil and gas development

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and its agencies have set the dates and locations for three public meetings to allow interested parties to submit comments concerning oil and gas development in the state. The locations will be in Madisonville, Somerset and Hazard.

  • New historical marker dedicated to Camp Crittenden to be unveiled June 27

    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker on June 27 that notes the importance of Camp Crittenden in the Civil War.
    Dedication ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m., at the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Highway 208 in Lebanon.

  • Drug that was supposed to stem Ky.'s heroin epidemic creates a whole new problem

    By Mary Meehan
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky doctors have new restrictions for prescribing Suboxone after efforts to curb pill mills created a new cash-for-pills market and a street trade for the drug designed to safely wean addicts from heroin.
    "A lot of the pill mills morphed into facilities that dispense these prescriptions" for Suboxone, said Dr. John Langefeld, medical director of the state's department of Medicaid services.

  • Still fighting for a cure

    The 2015 Marion County Relay for Life event began Friday evening and went into the early hours on Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. Families and friends gathered to celebrate those who have survived cancer and to remember those who are no longer with us. This year’s event has raised $32,952.39 for the American Cancer Society, so far. Money can be turned in for the local event until Aug. 31. Anyone who would still like to contribute can contact Lisa Sandusky at 270-699-1797.

  • GES principal committee to conduct interviews Friday

    The Glasscock Elementary principal search committee is scheduled to meet in special-called session at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the Glasscock Elementary Conference Room.

    The agenda will include the minutes of the previous meeting, a review of the committee's training and a closed session per KRS 61.810(1)(f) to conduct interviews for the principal vacancy.

  • Super doesn’t have to move

    Last year, three members of the board of education voted to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish a residence in Marion County. Thursday, those three members voted to remove the residency clause from her contract.
    The 3-2 decision means that Schlosser, who resides in Washington County, will not be required to move to Marion County as a condition of serving as superintendent.

  • Campbellsville man facing murder charge after fatal wreck

    A Bardstown man died as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Springfield on Sunday, and a Campbellsville man is facing a murder charge stemming from that incident.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville was driving north at 12:35 p.m. on Bloomfield Road in a 1998 Ford van. Mendoza drove through a stop sign at the intersection of KY 150 and into the path of Cliddie McKinney, 76, of Bardstown, who was driving west on KY 150 in a 2007 Chrysler van, the police reported.