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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Column: Special session needed to resolve Medicaid issue

    Last fall, when the General Assembly finalized the calendar for the 2011 Regular Session, this past week was scheduled to be one of the quietest of the year. It was set aside as part of a 10-day period known as the veto recess, which gives the governor time to consider legislation sent to him and then gives legislators a chance to use the session's final day to consider vetoes, if any occur.

  • Letter: Financial, political gaps remain on Medicaid

    One week into most narrowly-called special sessions, the General Assembly has completed its work, sent the final legislation to the governor for his signature, and headed home - or at least has a pretty good idea of how long that process might take. Then again, we usually try to have an agreement in place before the special session is called, hoping to save our own time and taxpayers' money. That hasn't been the case for this special session.