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  • From Sarasota, to Afghanistan, to New York City TV studio

    By Josh Salman
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune

    As John Wilcher laid sleepless in his Army bunk not far from areas of Afghanistan pockmarked by bombings, he could think only of a promise he had made his daughter two years earlier.
    Wilcher, a Marion County native, didn't know if he would ever see his family again -- but he had vowed to his little girl he would return home safely.
    Now a Realtor in Sarasota, his combat deployment stands in stark contrast to a recent crowning achievement.

  • Heritage Center seeks marketing help

    Mary Kay Clements of the Marion County Heritage Center spoke to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Jan. 13 to discuss marketing for upcoming events.
    “I’m not going to ask for money today,” Clements told the commission. “That’s probably next time.”
    The Marion County Baseball Booster Club is planning the Turtleman Trek 5K run for March 1. (This race was originally going to be called the Turtle Run 5K, but it has been renamed.)

  • Marion County schools will be closed Friday

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 24, due to poor road conditions in the eastern part of the county and extremely cold temperatures, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. 

  • Letter from Texas inmate makes bomb threat against sheriff’s office, judicial center

     Thursday, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a letter threatening to place and detonate two bombs in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the courthouse.

    The letter was signed with the name Dillon Steele, according to Sheriff Jimmy Clements. The letter was addressed to the Marion County Court Clerk, but had the address of the David R. Hourigan Building, which is where the sheriff’s office is located.

  • Marion County schools are closed today

    Marion County Schools are closed today, Friday, Jan. 17.

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced that schools are closed due to isolated road conditions and anticipated weather during the day.

    The Marion County Public Library will have delayed opening today due to poor driving and parking conditions. The library will open at noon today.

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Request for funding for the “Chautauqua in the Schools” program

    - Proclamation of January at School Board Member Recognition Month

    - Proclamation of Jan. 17 at Rev. Tommy Calhoun Day in Marion County

  • Preschool, kindergarten registration is Jan. 24

     Marion County Public Schools kindergarten and preschool registration will be held at all elementary schools from noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

    If school is canceled on this day, registration will be moved to Friday, Jan. 31.

    Registration paperwork will be at the elementary school in the district in which you reside. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2014 should register for kindergarten classes. Students who are currently enrolled in the 4-year-old preschool program should also register for kindergarten.

  • Police, Secret Service investigating counterfeit bills

     The Lebanon Police and the Marion County are investigating incidents of counterfeit bills circulating in the community.

    Lebanon Police Officer Weston Kemp said he has recovered $220 in counterfeit bills. Lee’s, Little Caesar’s, US Bank, Five Star Food Mart and the Central Kentucky Industrial Tournament reported received counterfeit bills.

    Kemp said the counterfeit bills have either been $50 or $20 bills.

  • City residents, businesses reminded to post address numbers

    The City of Lebanon would like to remind residents that a city ordinance requires address numbers to be posted on all dwellings, businesses and homes within city limits. Numbers should be at least four inches tall and posted so they are easily visible from the street.
    John Thompson, the city’s building inspector, said the city wants to remind residents that the law is in place to meet requirements to implement enhanced 911. He said residents have until April 1 to post the numbers.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events are today

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization and the Marion County chapter of the NAACP will be hosting events Sunday to commemorate Martin Luther King Day.
    The UCCO is hosting its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March on Sunday, Jan. 19. Anyone interested in participating in the march should gather before 3 p.m. at the Lebanon Post Office, 101 E. Main Street.
    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, call Maria A. Bell at 270-402-4917 or 270-321-4133.