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  • 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.

  • Words hurt: Bardstown middle-schooler endured months of harassment

    By Forrest Berkshire
    The Kentucky Standard

    Reagan Carter was supposed to start at a new school this week.
    The seventh-grader at Bardstown Middle hoped to escape a group of older girls who had bullied and harassed her online and at school, her parents say. Transferring seemed their only choice to end the harassment after reports to school officials didn’t stop the problems.
    But the night before her last day, Reagan took a handful of pills after she was harassed one last time during a middle school basketball game.

  • MLK March, celebration are Sunday

    Marion Countians will mark Martin Luther King Day with a pair of events at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18.
    That afternoon, the United Concerned Citizens Organization will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March, and the Marion County chapter of the NAACP is hosting its Dr. Martin Luther King Program at First Baptist Church.
    The march will begin at the Lebanon Post Office, then proceed down Main Street, and turn right onto Depot Street. The march will continue to M.L. King Avenue, then turn right onto Spalding Avenue and end at the Lebanon Post Office.

  • Start of something new

    Chad G. Mattingly didn't plan on becoming an elected official. In fact, not too long ago he told his family that he wouldn't ever go that route.
    "A year a half ago in July on family vacation, I told my family that I was never, ever running for any kind of public office," said Mattingly, 34.
    He said he'd had friends who had run for office, and his perception was that the political climate and the nature of campaigns was something he did not want to be in the middle of.
    "But never is a long time apparently," Mattingly said.