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  • Turtleman to the rescue!

    By Dave Lavender
    The Herald-Dispatch

    HUNTINGTON - When a teacher asked Grant Burrows recently who he would most like to meet in this whole wide world, he quickly came up with only one answer: Turtleman.
    When a bird flew in his house the other day, Burrows was wishing again that the Turtleman could appear.

  • Help us select Marion County’s Five Most Interesting People

    The word "interesting" means different things to different people. It could describe someone with a fascinating personality or career. It might refer to someone who has done something remarkable, exciting or out of the ordinary.
    No matter what definition you use, we're pretty sure you know someone (or maybe even multiple people) that you would call interesting for one reason or another.
    And we'd like to meet him or her (or them) — especially if it's someone who has never been featured in the paper.

  • Japanese company buys iconic Kentucky bourbon brands

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Suntory, a giant in Japan's spirits and beverage industry, has reached an agreement with Beam, the maker of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbons, to purchase the iconic Kentucky brands.
    The deal is said to be worth more than $13 billion.
    Suntory already had an agreement with Beam for distribution of each other's products in overseas markets.

  • Marion County Board of Education to meet Tuesday, Jan. 14

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the administrative office located at 755 E. Main St. in Lebanon. The agenda includes:

    STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
    * Financial Report – Lisa Caldwell
    * Consider approval of WHAS Grant application
    * Consider approval of intent to apply for a Read to Achieve Grant for Lebanon Elementary
    * Consider approval of intent to apply for a Read to Achieve Grant for Glasscock Elementary

  • Tourist commission, city council have meetings on Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are each scheduled to meet Monday, Jan. 13.

    The tourist commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. in room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Mary Kay Clements on behalf of the Marion County Heritage Center

    - Minutes of the Dec. 9 meeting

    - Treasurer's report

    - Executive director's report

    - New business: STR report clustering

    - Old business: delegation and downtown sound system

  • Gravel Switch Fire Department fundraiser starts Jan. 13

     The Gravel Switch fire department will be sponsoring a door-to-door fundraiser starting Jan. 13 to purchase needed turnout gear.

    The fire dept will be asking for $25 donation and for your donation you will receive a free family portrait certificate. Photos will be taken at the Gravel Switch fire station.

  • State senator holding coffee with constituents Jan. 14

     State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) is holding a coffee with constituents at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce in Lebanon.

    Higdon will speak about the 2014 legislative session. The coffee is open to anyone who would like to attend.

  • Marion County schools are back in session

    Marion County Schools reopened for classes Jan. 9.

    Marion County Public Schools have been dealing with heating issues at multiple schools, and Calvary Elementary School experienced a water line break during the bitter cold weather earlier this week, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • Karen Spalding was the ‘epitome’ of public service

    Family, friends and community members filled St. Augustine Church Friday to say good-bye to Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding.

    “She cared and she showed it. Live up to that,” Fr. Mark Spalding told those gathered for the funeral Mass.

    Spalding died Dec. 30 at Norton Hospital in Louisville where she was being treated after suffering a heart attack. She was 57.

  • Sandusky appointed as acting clerk

    Following the death of Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly was charged with appointing an acting clerk.
    Ann Sandusky, who has worked in the county clerk’s office for seven years, was appointed last week to serve the remainder of Spalding’s term, which expires Dec. 31.
    Sandusky said the office feels overwhelmed without Spalding, and they will be busy in the coming months notifying voters of changes to the county’s voting precincts.