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  • Garbage collection suspended due to weather

     Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly released the following announcement:

    Due to the excessive cold temperatures and wind chills predicted for the next couple of  days, there will be no garbage collection on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

    There will however be  a “double-up day” on Wednesday. Jan. 8, 2014.

  • No garbage pick up on Tuesday, Jan. 7

    Due to the excessive cold temperatures and wind chills predicted for the next couple of days there will be no garbage collection on Tuesday, Jan. 7, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.
    Crews are attempting to collect garbage today, Monday, Jan. 6, but they are encountering cans/bags frozen to the ground, not to mention serious and dangerous adverse conditions for the sanitation workers with the severe wind chill conditions.

  • Husband, wife die in Holy Cross trailer fire

     Two people died as a result of a trailer fire near Loretto early Monday morning.

    Thomas Wayne Cundiff, 60, and his wife, Mary Rose Cundiff, 71, died in the fire that destroyed 6310 Holy Cross Road.

    After Jan. 8 print edition went to press, the state police reported that the autopsy report indicates that the Cundiffs died of smoke inhalation.

    The mobile home was a complete loss, according to the police. 

  • Judicial center closed; library opening at 11

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, due to the anticipated bad weather, according to Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly.

    The Marion County Public Library will be open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • No school Wednesday for Marion County schools

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 8.

    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, schools will be closed Wednesday because of utility concerns, safety with buses and continued freezing temperatures.

  • Marion County Public Library will not open until 11 a.m. today

    The Marion County Public Library will not open until 11 a.m. today to allow time for roads to improve. The following announcement was posted on the library's Facebook page:

  • Kentucky Division of Water offers cold weather water pipe protection tips

    With frigid temperatures and wind chills expected in the coming days, the Kentucky Division of Water reminds citizens to protect the water systems in their homes and businesses from freezing.
    When water freezes, it expands. When water freezes in a pipe and expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage results. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold outside air to flow across the pipes.

  • Special weather statement issued for Central Kentucky counties

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for parts of Central Kentucky including Marion and neighboring counties.

    Light to moderate snowfall is expected across the region this afternoon. The weather service forecasts less than an inch of snow, however, temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s, which could cause wet roadways to become slick.

    The weather service urges drivers to use caution as untreated roadways could become treacherous.

  • County offices closing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for clerk's funeral

     Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly sent the following announcement about county office closings on Friday:

    In order for county officials, employees and co-workers to attend the funeral of our beloved County Clerk Karen Spalding—

  • County Clerk's Office will be closed today

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will closed today, but it will resume regular hours Saturday, 8:20 to 11:50 a.m.

    The office is closed for the funeral of Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Spalding at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon with interments to follow at the church cemetery.

    Expressions of sympathy can be made as contributions to the Marion County Handicapped Association or to the American Heart Association.