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  • Gootee wins preliminary scholarship award

    Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholarship award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program.

    Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, also performed her talent, a piano piece by Ludwig van Beethoven, on Friday evening.

    The Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program concluded Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

  • Marion Circuit Clerk's Office closed Monday

    The Marion Circuit Clerk’s office will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
     

  • Retired teacher dies in Thursday accident

    Retired Marion County teacher Mary Lewis has died.

    Lewis, 69, was involved in a two-vehicle accident around noon Thursday at the intersection of Depot Street and Walnut Street in Lebanon.

    "It appears something happened to her before they even hit. She was slumped over when she crossed into the intersection," said Lebanon Police Officer Allen Corbett, who investigated the accident.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until 4 p.m.

     The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m. for central and southern Kentucky.

    According to the weather forecast indicates at this afternoon (Jan. 15) up to one inch of snow is possible, which could lead to snow-covered roads and slick driving conditions. 

  • School board holding special-called meeting Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the board office.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    • Call to Order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    • Communications/Work Session

    - Discussion - Superintendent Evaluation

    - Discussion - Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

    - Discussion - Policy and Procedure (public comment)

    - Discussion - Staff Drug Testing

  • The Bretts Show at Centre Square Feb. 26

    The Bretts Show is not your average family variety show. This dynamic family produces a power-packed, two-hour entertainment experience that combines the best in music, lighting, video, dance, comedy and genuine artistry. The Bretts Show mixes timeless classics, current chart-topping hits and award-winning original music, and includes a host of fun surprises for the entire family. The Bretts Show will be on stage at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon. Tickets are available at www.mykct.com or by calling 270-321-0218.
     

  • Habitat for Humanity meeting is Jan. 25

    My New Kentucky Home is looking for a Marion County partner family for this year’s home build. If you are interested and think you might qualify, look for a pre-qualification form in local offices, banks and churches in Marion County. Those who would prefer to attend a meeting for information or to turn in their pre-qualification form should come to the Marion County Public Library at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25.
     

  • George is crowned Miss Kentucky USA

    Katie George, a student at the University of Louisville, was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2015 in Louisville on Saturday night. George is a member of the U of L volleyball team and this was the first pageant in which she had ever participated. There were 17 contestants.
    Katie George is the daughter of Tim and Annie George and granddaughter of Dr. Salem and Eva George.
     

  • County moves a little closer to testing E911

    Marion County continues to get a little closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    "We're ready to go hot with this thing, been ready for six months," said Keith Brock, the county's solid waste and environmental coordinator, during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.
    "We've been ready for 12 years," Magistrate Jackie Wicker replied.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff celebrates 10th year in 2015

    The 10th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will take place Jan. 23-24 at Marion County High School.
    Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said this year's event really has two headlining acts in Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out and in the Dale Ann Bradley Band.
    "We wanted to have a bigger show to celebrate the 10th year," Lanham said.
    KBMK started in 2005, when it was known as the Heart of Kentucky Winterfest and was held at the Centre Square Convention Center.