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Today's News

  • Red Cross meeting July 26

    As part of the effort to re-establish an active Red Cross unit in Marion County, a community meeting has been scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Center in Lebanon.

    If possible, the county would like to have teams of individuals from each community were trained to respond to catastrophic events.

    If you are interested in signing up for a training session, please contact Susan Hardin at (502) 348-1893 or email redcross@bardstown.com.

  • Correction: Loretto Food Land advertisement

    An advertisement for Loretto Foodland in the July 25 Twin County Advantage contains price misprints.

    The ad should read as follows:

    - 10 pound Idaho potatoes should be $3.99

    - 16 ounce Kraft Salad Dressing should be three for $5

    We apologize for the error.

  • Tourism commission meeting Friday afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will meet twice Friday afternoon, July 22.

    The commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. to discuss Youth Explosion, a proposed youth rally for Christ to be held Sept. 9-10 at Centre Square. The event coordinators, which include commission Chairman Dan Lawson, are seeking $7,500 to assist with the event.

    Lawson said at a previous meeting that he will not vote on the funding request because of his involvement with the event.

  • Heat advisory for the weekend

    A heat advisory has been issued for Marion County for Friday, July 22, and the heat index could reach 103 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

    The weather service is predicted mostly sunny conditions today with a high temperature around 93 degrees, with the heat index making it feel 10 degrees hotter outside.

    This evening, there is a 30 percent chance of precipitation with scattered thunderstorms and showers possible before 11 p.m. Tonight's low is expected to be around 75 degrees.

  • Campbellsville woman charged in husband's death

    A Campbellsville woman has been accused of murdering her husband with an overdose of morphine.

    Kathleen Wise, 60, of 4203 Bengal Road was arrested Tuesday at 5 p.m.

    According to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, the office received a call on July 7 about a death that occurred on June 8.

    The report states that Taylor County Coroner Terry Dabney pronounced Joseph Kenneth Wise, 71, dead at his home in Campbellsville. At the time, it was believed Mr. Wise had died of a heart attack.

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Approval of the second reading of a budget amendment to include a Homeland Security Grant

    - Consider Southeast Telephone to provide telephone services for the county government

    - Tax rate for the Marion County Health Department

    - Revisions to the Marion County Detention Center Handbook

  • Marion County is 10-11 state runner-up

    The Marion County All-Stars closed out the 2011 season as the Kentucky State Little League runner-up in the 10-11-year-old division.

    Warren County South won the division Thursday morning, defeating Marion County 12-2.

    Marion County went 4-1 in state tournament play, sweeping its three games in pool play and winning its semifinal match-up against Richmond American, 12-3.

     

    North Oldham wins two

  • Innocent until proven guilty

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    Like half the population of the United States (and at this point, even the world), I took an interest in the Casey Anthony trial, which recently reached a verdict, as most of you already know. I wouldn't say I was obsessed with it on a Nancy Grace scale, but I would tune in every once in a while to watch the trial and home videos that were broadcast on every news channel. 

  • Don't get beat by the heat

    With the way things have been going this summer, maybe we should all take a lesson from the Dallas Mavericks.

    That's right, we need to do what we can to beat the heat.

    Weather forecasters are calling for temperatures in the 90s in several parts of Kentucky this week, with the potential for heat indexes as high as 110 degrees. For our purposes, the heat index would be the opposite of wind chill factor.

  • Keep Chugging Along

    Despite all the talk about enhanced 911 in Marion County, previous trips have been sidetracked repeatedly. This time, however, the effort may be picking up steam.

    In March, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council agreed to share the costs of the mapping and addressing that must be completed before E911 can be put in place.