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  • Students have missed 10 days due to weather

     Marion County Public Schools have missed 10 days due to the weather this winter, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reported during the March 12 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    And as a result, the district will be using April 6 and 7, which would have been Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break, to make up two of those 10 days.

  • Flood watch in effect until Saturday afternoon

     The National Weather Service has issues a flood watch for parts of Indiana and Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The flood watch is in effect until Saturday afternoon, March 14.

    Moderate to heavy rain could cause minor flooding issues, according to the weather service. Widespread rains are expected to taper off Saturday afternoon, the weather service is predicting.

  • Pipeline project meeting set for March 19

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty has announced a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Marion County Extension Office about the pipeline issues affecting Marion County.

    The extension office is located at 415 Fairground Road in Lebanon.

    Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC, which is part of Kinder Morgan, has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking permission to abandon a portion of pipeline currently being used to carry natural gas. This includes 19.7 miles of pipe already in the ground in Marion County. 

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

    The agenda (link with attachments available here: http://goo.gl/bJQKxQ) includes the following:

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report

    - Finance report

    • Student Learning Services

    - FY2016 preschool calendar approval

    - Approve committee function for staff drug testing

    - Approve committee function for public comment

  • Sheriff's office seeking missing Loretto man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Loretto man who has been reported missing.

    Bryan Alexander Roberts, 29, of 535 Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto was reported missing by his fiancée late Tuesday evening. Roberts was last seen leaving his residence early Monday morning, March 9. He was last seen wearing a brown Carhart jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

  • Easter egg hunt is March 28

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will once again host a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28.
    Children up to four years of age will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years of age will hunt for eggs in the playground area.
    All participants need to meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so the rules can be discussed.
    Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park to be used next year.
    The Easter egg hunt is being sponsored by the City of Lebanon.

  • Car runs into Loretto Foodland

    No one was injured when a vehicle wrecked into Loretto Foodland March 4.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:26 p.m., Amberdina Allen of Columbia was driving a 2002 Chevrolet when she was unable to stop due to the road conditions and went through the intersection at Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 52. Her vehicle collided with a collection box outside Loretto Foodland, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    The collision did cause damage to the building, but no injuries were reported. Allen was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.

  • PSC sets public meetings in KU, LG&E rate cases

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public meetings in Louisville and Lexington to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

  • Clock ticking on heroin, dating violence bills

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Despite snow delays in the Kentucky legislature, talks on a heroin bill are plodding along and the path appears mostly clear for a measure to address dating violence.
    Meanwhile, a bill on local-option sales taxes will continue to face hurdles as lawmakers enter the final stretch of the 2015 General Assembly.

  • Smoking-ban bills die in state Senate

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    On Feb. 13, for the first time, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a statewide smoking ban to prohibit smoking in workplaces and indoor places. The bill moved to the Senate for consideration. On the same day, a state senator proposed a nearly identical bill. And on Feb. 19, both bills were assigned to a committee that was never going to give them a hearing.