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  • No injuries reported in collision involving school bus

    A Marion County Public Schools bus was involved in an accident Friday morning, but no injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Revised final county appropriation for the Marion County PVA for 2015-16

    - 2015-16 inter-scholastic and extracurricular funding agreement with the Marion County Board of Education

    - Maintenance service agreement with Jodie's Business Machines

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Revised final county appropriation for the Marion County PVA for 2015-16

    - 2015-16 inter-scholastic and extracurricular funding agreement with the Marion County Board of Education

    - Maintenance service agreement with Jodie's Business Machines

  • Band performance set for Friday

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in the practice field at the back of the student parking at the high school.

    A cookout will follow, and the community is invited to attend.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett reported that the band will demonstrate some basic fundamentals and perform two-thirds if this years competitive show.

  • 18-year-old recovering after Sunday morning accident

    A Bradfordsville man is in good condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Monday morning following an accident early Sunday morning in front of the Calvary Store.
    David Clay Rodgers, 18, was driving a 2013 Scion east at 1:16 a.m. Aug. 16 on Hwy. 208 when he lost control and struck a utility pole and building, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    Rogers was extricated from the vehicle by Marion County Rescue and was flown to University Hospital by Air Methods.
    Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated the accident.
     

  • Urgent need for blood donations

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation.

  • Small fire damages warmer at high school

    Marion County High School students were evacuated from the building temporarily Monday morning due to a small fire in the cafeteria. No one was injured, and the fire was contained quickly, according to Principal Mike Abell.
    He added that they evacuated the school as a precaution.
    “It looks like it was a transformer on the side of a warmer,” Abell said.
    He said fire could be seen on the side of the warmer. The staff responded by unplugging the machine, and a custodian used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, according to Abell.

  • Students up to the challenge at LES
  • Musicians, composers connect at Motherhouse

    George Katehis walked down the drive leading to the Loretto Motherhouse last week, and he took a moment to reflect on where he was.
    “This is just a really inspiring place to be, regardless of one’s spirituality,” he said. “It’s a perfect place to write.”
    Katehis, 24, of New York was one of three young composers selected to participate in the inaugural Loretto Project, a composition seminar coordinated by Longleash, a piano trio based in New York.

  • Bell Hollow Road resident gets diversion for criminal mischief, wanton endangerment

    William C. Anzelmo, 33, of 19 Bell Hollow Road in Lebanon received five years of pretrial diversion in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree criminal mischief (two counts), first-degree wanton endangerment (two counts) and tampering with physical evidence. He was ordered to pay $1,300 in restitution, a $65 fee and $175 court costs.
    Anzelmo was originally indicted for second-degree arson, but that charge was amended to first-degree criminal mischief.