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  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: The collector

    Oscar Spalding got interested in “picking” around 60 years ago, but he really got interested in collecting “junk” 50 years ago, thanks in part to a bet.
    “Bernard Bryant, he’s dead now ... He said I bet you can’t quit drinking for six months or I’ll give you a jug. I said I bet you can’t quit smoking,” Spalding recalled. “I quit drinking for six years, six months and 20 days. We had bet an antique jug and I won.”
    Spalding, 80, grew up on Popes Creek Road in Marion County.

  • Severe weather alert issued for Wednesday night, Thursday

    Light snow accumulations are possible Wednesday night and Thursday. According to the the National Weather Service, the best chance for light accumulations is over the Lake Cumberland region of Kentucky.

    One to two inches of snow are possible. By the end of the day Thursday, lighter accumulations are possible farther north and west. Additional winter weather advisories could be posted over the next 24 hours.

  • School will start at regular time Wednesday with Plan B bus routes

    Marion County Public Schools will be in session at the normal time on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

    However, the district will be using the Plan B bus routes in the morning and the afternoon.

  • Winter storm warning for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Marion County.
    The warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday evening until 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Snow is expected to develop this evening, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain overnight into Saturday.

  • School board to hold special-called meeting on Friday

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Board of Education office.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    I. Call to Order

    II. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    III. Student Support Services

    -Approval of Initial BG-1 for the Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

  • County opening warming centers, declares local state of emergency

    Three warming centers will be opening at noon in Marion County, according to Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

    These centers are Centre Square in Lebanon, city hall in Bradfordsville and city hall in Loretto.

    Residents in and around Bradfordsville can call Mayor David Edelen at 270-337-2785 for more information. Residents in and around Loretto can call Mayor Tom Brahm at 270-402-7191.

  • Feb. 16 court hearings reset for March 16

     Marion Circuit Court hearings that had been scheduled for Feb. 16 have been rescheduled for March 16, according to Marion Circuit Clerk Kim May.

  • Garbage pick-up unlikely this week

    The county has not been able to pick up trash this week, and Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty doesn't anticipate that will change in the next few days.

    "I doubt we'll pick it up all week," Daugherty said.

    With even colder conditions expected on Thursday, Daugherty said it's likely the garbage pick-up crews won't be able to get back to their regular routes until next week.

  • Bitter cold continues Thursday

    The National Weather Service is forecasting bitter cold conditions will continue Thursday, Feb. 19, in central Kentucky.

    A wind chill warning remains in effect until noon Thursday. According to the weather service, the bitterly cold conditions will make it dangerous to be outside for prolonged periods of time. Wind chill readings will bottom out between -30 and -20 degrees.

    A wind chill advisory will be in effect from noon until 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

  • UPDATE: All Ash Wednesday services have been cancelled

    All Ash Wednesday services in Marion County have been cancelled for Feb. 18.

    Services have been cancelled at St. Augustine, Holy Name of Mary, St. Francis of Assisi, Holy Cross, St. Charles and St. Francis Xavier have been cancelled.

    St. Augustine pastor, Fr. Bill Bowling, is encouraging parishioners to stay home, pray and fast.

    Members of the parishes mentioned above may want to know that ashes may be distributed this weekend.