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  • 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.

  • Fiscal court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - CDBG grant award for MCAH workshop expansion project

    - Recommendation of Jailer Barry Brady for the detention center medical provider contract

    - Transfer of 2013-2014 funds budgeted for Marion County Detention Center

  • Community Calendar (Jan. 1, 2014 edition)

    TOMORROW

    Marion Industries
    There will be a regular monthly meeting at Marion County Industries at the home of Billy Osbourne at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. To join the Marion County Association for the Handicapped, donate annually or for more information, call Billy Osbourne, president, at 270-692-3294.

    UPCOMING

  • Candidate filings for 2014 elections

    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to file their nomination papers for the 2014 primary elections.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far, according the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website. An (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.
    U.S. Senate – Republicans: Matt Bevin of Louisville and Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro; Democrats: Tom Recktenwald of Louisville.

  • “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” cast is back Jan. 3-4

    The Peanuts Gang will be performing again in Lebanon Jan. 3-4.
    Come join the fun with Wesley Marlow as Charlie Brown, Gaubrielle Humphress as Sally Brown, Stevie Lowery as Lucy Van Pelt, Chance Hovious as Linus Van Pelt, Brandon Curtsinger as Schroeder, G.B. Dixon as Snoopy and Owen Daugherty as Woodstock.
    The musical will be on stage at Angelic Hall at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4.

  • County files claim in condemnation case

    The City of Lebanon is seeking to condemn a vacant property on the corner of E. Walnut Street and Woodlawn Avenue, but the Marion County government has filed counter- and cross-claims over the same property.