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  • Sheriff attends National Sheriffs Institute

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements participated in the 102nd National Sheriffs Institute in Aurora, Col., April 29-May 5. The program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and  the National Sheriffs Association.

    The NIC is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Clements is the first sheriff from Marion County to participate in the program.

  • All bite (and no bark)

    A good night's sleep turned 2011 into a pretty bad year for Millie Bradshaw.

    Last April, the day after her husband Joe had left on a golfing trip, she woke up and noticed a brown lump in her bed. She wasn't wearing her glasses at the time, so she didn't realize what she was grabbing as she moved the lump off her bed. She thought it was a clump of grass, but she did wonder how it got there.

  • And the 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days theme is...

    Marion County...the crossroads of good spirits & hospitality

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with the 2012 Ham Days Committee have created a theme that represents Marion County and the members of our community. The 2012 design was created by Melissa Knight and will be featured on a deep red t-shirt.

    NEW MEMBERS

    Mary Parrott, Associate Member

     

  • Romney wins Republican Presidential primary

    In a largely symbolic race, Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary election.

    Statewide, Romney received 117,600 votes.

    His opponents for the Republican nomination suspended their campaigns before Kentucky held its primary on May 22. Nevertheless, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, the father of Sen. Rand Paul, received 22,071 votes. Rick Santorum received 15,628 votes, and Newt Gingrich received 10,479 votes. And 10,356 Republican voters cast ballots for uncommitted.

  • Lebanon man indicted for 20 counts of rape

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 M. L. King Blvd. #2 in Lebanon was indicted for 20 counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.

  • From Africa to CNN

    Haley Probus didn't expect her mission trip to Africa to end with her being part of a national news story. Probus was with of a group of Campbellsville University students who were returning to the United States May 22 when their plane was diverted because a passenger claimed to have an explosive implant.

    "I was in row 25 and she was like five rows behind us," Probus said.

  • Preschool funding slashed

    The 2011-12 school year has officially come to a close, and Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton said the year went very well with minimal distractions. That is, until recently when Hamilton learned that local preschool funding would be slashed by 61 percent (approximately $258,000) for the 2012-13 school year.

    "We were given some indication that we would probably see a reduction, but we were in no way prepared for a 61 percent reduction," Hamilton told school board members at the board's May 22 meeting.

  • Landers Creek Road closed May 30-June 6

    Landers Creek Road in Eastern Marion County off Hwy. 68 will be closed starting May 30 through June 6, so the Marion County Road Department can replace the bridge.

    According to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, there are no detours. Drivers must use Hourigan Lane or Landers Creek from Hwy. 68 to the bridge.

  • MCHS report cards are available for pick up

    Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall announced that report cards are ready to be picked up.
    Report cards will not be mailed home, according to Hall. Instead, they will be printed out or sent via fax.
    Parents or students can call the high school (602-6066) or stop by the office to pick up a report card.

  • Police seeking walk-away from MAC

    Law enforcement officials are seeking assistance in apprehending an escapee from Marion Adjustment Center.

    Early Tuesday morning, MAC officials learned that George Upton, 33, of Middleboro walked away from the facility. Upton is 5'11" and weighs 173 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair.