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Today's News

  • School board meeting Tuesday to discuss drug testing

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the school board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The items on the agenda include student drug testing, the job description for director of pupil personnel and food services, goals for the new superintendent for the 2011-12 school year, and minutes of the previous school board meeting.

    New Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton officially took over the position July 1.

  • Special tourism commission meeting Tuesday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the 14 suggestions presented to the commission by the city council in May.

  • Illegal dumping leads to change in recycling center hours

    The City of Lebanon Recycling Center, located on Woodlawn Avenue, will now only be open Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. due to illegal dumping. 

    City Administrator John Thomas said the city has had problems with dumping before, but it recent weeks it has become constant.

    “Mostly on weekends, we would come in and the dumpster would be full of furniture, tires, pallets, waters heaters … you name it,” he said.

  • State police, fire marshal investigating fire at Cozy Corner

    A possible arson caused some damage to the Cozy Corner Tavern in Loretto Thursday morning. The Kentucky State Police and the Kentucky State Fire Marshal's Office are conducting an investigation.
    The building is still usable, but it may need some cleaning and renovation.
    "The building's not ruined by no means," Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton said, "but there is an accelerant smell inside the building and some fire damage."

  • Missing Gravel Switch woman found deceased

    Patricia Ann Moddrelle, 78, of Gravel Switch was found deceased around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according the Kentucky State Police. She was found approximately three miles from her home in a dry creek bed off of Kentucky Highway 243.

    According to the state police, Moddrelle had driven off the road and into a heavily wooded area, and the police found no evidence that she took action to avoid the incident. At the scene, Boyle County Coroner Dr. Don Hammer pronounced Moddrelle had died of natural causes.

  • Find your family at the local library

    By Jama Watts

    Guest Columnist

     

    Are you searching for your roots? The Marion County Public Library is blessed to have a well-stocked genealogy room on its premises. If you've not been in the genealogy room, allow me a moment to tell you about its contents, uses and how you can help out other researchers.

  • It's important to love yourself, inside and out

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    Recently, before Father’s Day festivities began, I was attempting to pick out the perfect outfit: something casual, but also comfortable. I finally settled on a good pair of jeans and a nice orange t-shirt and went from there. I automatically assumed that I looked okay until a few hours later, when I went to a mirror to check. 

  • Think before you drink

    Drinking and driving is something I learned about at a very young age. In fact, I remember the very first time I was faced with it. I remember it like it was yesterday.

  • You go, girl!

    Christine Mattingly, Marion County and the state of Kentucky made their mark on Mobile, Ala., last week during the Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Mattingly was humble and classy, as always, while her Marion County fan club was loud and proud during the three-day competition. A busload of Marion County faithful traveled to Mobile. In fact, the state of Kentucky bought more tickets for the competition than any other state.

  • Memorial fund set up at FNB

    A memorial fund has been set up at Farmers National Bank in Lebanon for the children of Melwood “Wood” Robinson III. Robinson died after being in a fire recently.