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  • Excited to perform

    Bailey Spalding has spent a lot of time lately focused on the state Distinguished Young Woman competition.
    During Christmas break, she has been working on the fitness routine and her talent. When she isn’t practicing, she said several people have asked her about getting ready for the state program in Lexington.
    “Basically, you have to think about it the whole time,” Spalding said.
    Spalding will represent Marion County in the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program Jan. 17-18 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

  • Alzheimer’s walk

     Ann’s Clan walked for the Alzheimer’s Association September 2013 at Freeman Lake, Elizabethtown. They are from left, Nell Bickett, David Bickett, Dora Bickett, Kevin Bickett, Bill Bickett, Irene Downs, Karen Bickett, Gene Bickett, LeAnn Cox, Garrett Thompson, Mike Thompson, and Linda Thompson; in front, Conner Bickett, Lindsey Cox, Shelby Cundiff, and Gracie Cox.

  • Take steps to prevent passing the flu

    Flu season is here, but there is still time for people to get vaccinated if they haven’t already.
    Jennifer Osborne, the Marion County Health Department community educator, said she encourages everyone who is able to get vaccinated.
    “It’s not just about protecting you. It’s protecting the people around you,” she said.
    Osborne added that it could take up to two weeks after getting a vaccine before an individual develops immunity.

  • Year in Review - Top 10 stories of 2013

    Looking back at 2013, Marion Countians had reasons to celebrate, to cry and to be concerned.
    The Lady Knights state title gave us something that transcended the sports pages and a season that people will talk about decades from now. Meanwhile, a local program celebrated a milestone that has spanned generations.
    The county also lost a big employer due to decisions by policy makers who did not see the impact that a private prison made in our community.

  • GES Distinguished Students

     Pictured are the proficient and distinguished students at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School who were recognized at a special rally Dec 20.

  • GES Students of the Month

     Glasscock Elementary School December Students of the Month are front row, from left, Jordan Browning, Niesha Porter, Alexis Brown, Alex Huerta, Joey Coon, Brandon Blandford, Haley Hoeck, Aleaha Couch, and Jr. Cruz; second row, Amber Cox, DeShaila Newby, PJ Lanham, Clayton Coulter, Kaden Wright, Ciara Brady, Lakin Sickles, Aleigha Mays, and Ava Akers; and back row: Nevaeh Hardin, Isabelle Wheeler, Samantha Abell, Madison Sapp, David Smalley, Carlee Jo Wethington, Gracey Loudenburg, and Joshua Heseman.  

  • School menus, Jan. 1

     BREAKFAST

    Monday, Jan. 6: Pancake and sausage on a stick w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, peaches, variety of juice, milk.

    Tuesday, Jan. 7: Granola breakfast cookie and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, mandarin oranges, variety of juice, milk.

    Wednesday, Jan. 8: Scrambled eggs and biscuit or cereal and toast, applesauce, variety of juice, milk.

  • UK researchers hope to find miracle drug in coal mines

     By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald Leader

    Coal mines produce what’s sometimes called black gold, but researchers at the University of Kentucky hope the mines could hold something even more valuable — a miracle drug.

  • County Clerk's funeral was today

     A funeral Mass for Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

    Spalding died Monday at Norton Hospital in Louisville where she was being treated. 

    She was flown to Louisville Dec. 26. She had suffered a massive heart attack, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

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

  • County closings for New Year’s holiday

    The Marion County PVA Office, the Marion County Clerk’s Office and the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be open and will accept end of the year tax payments from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, and from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.

    The sheriff's office will also be closed Jan. 1 but will still respond to calls through the Lebanon Police Dispatch, 692-2121.