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  • Severe weather possible through Friday morning

    Officials with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are monitoring heavy thunderstorms, expected to last through Friday morning.

    The storm may bring  mix of weather, including strong winds, hail, heavy rain, and the potential for localized flooding and tornadoes. The most significant risk for severe weather is predicted for parts of western and central Kentucky along the Tennessee border.

  • First three days of Spring Break to be used as makeup days

    The Marion County Board of Education voted 4 to 1 to use the first three days of Spring Break as makeup days during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 22.

  • African-Americans helped shape Marion County

    Each February, the country recognizes Black History Month to acknowledge the contributions of African-Americans to our nation's development.

    African-Americans have played important roles in Marion County for centuries. With that in mind, here are some notable examples of how blacks have helped shape our county.

    Military service

  • No one injured in school bus accident

    Seven students, two school employees and another driver (whose identity was unknown as of press time) were all taken to Spring View Hospital Monday morning after a traffic accident, but no one was injured.

  • Farm, Home & Garden Show is April 2-3

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Farm, Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, and Sunday April 3. The show will feature displays of nursery and landscaping, agriculture and livestock exhibits, outside and inside home use products, activities for children and educational seminars.  The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The show is free!

  • Two of hearts

    Heart problems run in Kenny Hamilton's family, but one thing that hasn't been affected is his sense of humor.

    "You've seen what Dick Cheney's wearing now. He ain't got nothing on me 'cause I got mine before he did," said Hamilton, 49.

  • Hearty routine

    Sarah Martin runs 5Ks. She's completed P90X - twice.

    But she doesn't like working out in a gym.

    "I don't want people to see me exercising," Martin said.

    Nevertheless, she has made exercise a priority in her life. Today, she runs and does the P90X ab ripper routine.

  • 'I love this community'

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a series about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Outstanding award winners.

    Jerry Reynolds was awarded for being an "Outstanding Citizen" recently, but he may be more well-known for his notorious pecan pies.

    What's his secret?

    Well, it depends.

    If you're talking about the secret recipe for his pecan pies, there isn't one.

  • Meals, money and Musicfest

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission's regular business may have been overshadowed by a discussion about Executive Director Chris Hamilton's job performance.

  • Women's Center has new rooms, services

    Some changes have occurred at the Spring View Hospital Women's Center recently.

    Among those changes include a new service and a new suite.

    Of the brick and mortar variety, a new LDRP suite has been added. LDRP means that a woman giving birth is able to go through labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room.