Local News

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The sixth annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be taking place Saturday, and everyone is welcome to attend, according to event organizer Lisa Nally-Martin.
    The walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Marion County High School.
    Preregistration starts at 9:30 a.m. The opening ceremony will include the presentation of medals to individuals who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

  • Absentee voting for May Primary will be available April 15

    The Marion County Board of Elections will be inspecting the electronic voting machines for the May 17 Primary Election at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14. The Marion County Board of Elections will meet at the Marion County Clerk’s Office prior to making the inspections.
    In-house absentee voting will be available for the May 17 Primary Election beginning on the following day, Friday, April 15.

  • Pick up your free house number sign by April 25

    For months now, the county has been distributing free house number signs for people to use to post their address numbers on their property, which is now a county-wide law.
    The house number signs can be picked up Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the county judge’s office, which is located on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    In order to pick up your sign, you must know your house number and you must sign a piece of paper showing you picked up your sign.

  • Junior Mister is April 23

    The 11th Annual Junior Mister Show will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in the Marion County High School gymnasium. Sixteen young men will compete for the title of Junior Mister. This year's theme is James Bond, and all proceeds for the show will go to Kosair Children's Hospital, the Marion County Autism Awareness Center and the Marion County Animal Shelter. Advanced tickets will be $5 and may be purchased in the MCHS lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 20-22. Tickets at the door will be $7.

  • MCPS reading celebration is April 19

    The Marion County Public School’s annual Reading Celebration is the week of April 18-22, and the annual community event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Marion County High School.
    The theme this year is “Where I am From.” While most of the event centers around reading, event attendees have also enjoyed everything in the past from yoga classes to a petting zoo.

  • Truth and Consequences event is April 28
  • Mission: Love life and have no regrets

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    Until she joined the Army Reserves in 1985, Edna Seabrooks hadn’t really left the state of Kentucky. Since joining the Reserves, she’s been on five of the seven continents, and is checking items off of her travel bucket list.
    She’s been to Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Iraq, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, El Salvador and more. She’s been to the pyramids in Egypt, a German concentration camp, and the Grand Canyon. Most recently, she returned from a trip to South Korea.

  • County nuisances still a nuisance

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    The Marion County Fiscal Court discussed, again, a nuisance ordinance, but took no action during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.
    Judge/Executive David Daugherty said the court discussed nuisance ordinances several times last year, but “kind of put it on the back burner.” After saying that the county has been receiving multiple calls about “junked up” properties, he proposed talking with other judge-executives in other counties.

  • Recallable nickel petition in the works

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    A committee to petition to recall the nickel tax has been formed by five Lebanon residents.
    Four of those residents also were on a committee that petitioned to put the nickel tax to a vote in 2007. Randall Lawson, Richie Lee, Robby Shewmaker and Robert Darrell Shewmaker were involved in a similar effort then, and this time they are joined by Joe Livers.

  • A family affair

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    Sitting on a small chair in a bed of spinach Thursday morning, Hugh O’Daniel stopped to answer his cell phone.
    Around him, greens luxuriate in the warmth of the high tunnel — the spinach, two kinds of kale, a couple kinds of lettuce, some arugula. Further down the rows, are beets, celery and carrots, with young strawberry plants. Young tomato and pepper plants bask in soft soil, while plump sweet onions on the far side of the structure await harvest.