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  • Still gaining?

    Nearly one in four Marion Countians describe themselves as being in poor or fair health. Marion Countians are also more likely to die in vehicle crashes than the average Kentuckian, and 23 percent of Marion County children are living in poverty.

    All of this and more are part of the reason Marion County is considered the 53rd healthiest county in the state, according to the most recent county health rankings prepared by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  • Marion County Screening Committee to meet April 14

    The Superintendent Screening Committee for Marion County Public Schools will meet at 4:45 p.m. at the Marion County Board of Education.

    The committee consists of the following individuals:

    - Ed Hacker           Board representative

    - Brad Mattingly     Parent representative

  • MapSync meeting with local officials

    Local officials are scheduled to meet with MapSync and Lincoln Trail Area Development District representatives to begin discussions on the mapping work that is necessary for the county to be eligible for enhanced 911.

    That meeting has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 13. Originally, local officials had planned to meet with MapSync and LTADD representatives Thursday, April 7. The newspaper learned of the change after the April 6 paper went to press.

  • Brass Company returns April 14

    The Brass Company will perform for free at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Calvary Elementary School.

    During their performance, the members of the Brass Company introduce the audience to the brass family of instruments and demonstrate their skills on the hose-a-phone to explain how brass instruments work.

    For more information, contact Melissa Knight at Farmers National Bank at (270) 692-3177.

  • The music of James Taylor is coming to St. Joe

    Fans of James Taylor's music will have a chance to hear it performed live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the St. Joe Community Center, 3300 St. Joe Road.

    Gary Vidito will be performing Taylor's music along with Rene Buckman, Kirk Mays and Robyn Mays. All are soloists with the Mid-Kentucky Chorus. The concert will also include songs by Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and Papas, the Carpenters and more.

    Reserved seats are available. Call (270) 692-4942 for more information.

  • Lebanon is a hot spot for 2011 KY 55 Yard Sale

    Lebanon is opening its doors to buyers and sellers during the KY 55 Yard Sale Thursday-Sunday, April 14-17.

  • Community-minded broadcasters

    If it's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Mike FM is there. During the Farm, Home and Garden Show, Mike FM was there, and at Ham Days, Mike FM will be there.

    In fact, Mike FM employees can be found at any Marion County Chamber of Commerce event, and that support is why the radio station has been named this year's Outstanding Chamber Member.

    Program Director Andy Colley said he was surprised, but pleased by the award.

  • Two Republicans seek to become Secretary of State

     

  • Marion County native dies in crash in Scott County

    A funeral will be held Saturday for a Marion County native who died after a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning.
    Bobby Joe Gunter, 33, of Georgetown died March 31 in Scott County. Gunter was a 1995 graduate of Marion County High School.
    Gunter was on his way to work when he lost control of his vehicle around 7 a.m. Thursday on Lemons Mill Road, approximately two miles east of Georgetown.
    “He was about five miles from his home,” said Lt. Jeremy Day of the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

  • Ready for action

    As a kid, Eric Bentley dreamed of being a doctor. Today, he is not only living his dream, but he has been recognized for doing it well.

    Dr. Bentley received this year's Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award from the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    "It's kind of flattering," he said. "It's not something you expect, people giving you an award for your job."

    Defining Bentley's "job" may be more difficult than it sounds, however.