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  • No school Friday, Feb. 11

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 11, due to poor road conditions.

    The National Weather Service is predicting patchy fog before 7 a.m. Friday. The forecast is for sunny conditions with a high of 34 degrees with wind chill factors as low as zero.

    The forecast for Friday evening is for a high around 22 degrees.

  • Ewarrants are in effect

    District Judge Amy Anderson was on her way home recently when she received a call requesting her signature on a warrant.

    Anderson pulled off the road, used her cell phone to access LINK (the Law Enforcement Information Network of Kentucky) and signed off on the warrant electronically.

    This process became possible as a result of the implementation of electronic warrants in the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Legislative round-table

    Budget cuts, illegal immigration and Medicaid... Oh my.

    Those were just a few of the topics discussed during the Jan. 29th legislative forum hosted by Marion County Farm Bureau.

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills were all in attendance, along with a room full of farmers, local officials and Marion County citizens.

  • Industrial foundation presents annual report

    Tom Lund presented the annual report of the Marion County Industrial Foundation to the Marion County Fiscal Court on Feb. 2 and to the Lebanon City Council on Feb. 7. Lund is the Marion County economic development director.

  • Fiscal court approves use of funds for tech school engineer

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved the use of its funds to hire an engineer at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    The court previously donated $150,000 in Local Government Economic Assistance funds to Marion County Public Schools toward the renovation of the tech center. The Marion County Board of Education postponed a decision during its Jan. 25 meeting on funding an engineering position at the tech center until it received approval from the court to use LGEA funds toward that hire.

  • Arts center, church named historic sites

    The Bradfordsville Christian Church and the St. Joseph Church have been added to the National Register of History Places.

    The Bradfordsville church, which is now the Bradfordsville Performing Arts Center, is located at 101 E. Main Street in Bradfordsville. St. Joseph is located at 3300 St. Joe Road in Raywick.

  • Issue not all black and white

    The recent resignation of Superintendent Donald Smith had divided parts of the community, and on Sunday, the local chapter of the NAACP hosted a forum to discuss that issue.

  • Shootings should not worry public, police say

     

    Two separate shooting incidents have occurred in Lebanon since the start of the new year, but the public should not be worried, according to Lebanon Police officials.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell, there seemed to be ill feelings between the people suspected of being involved in each incident.

    "It's simple. Keep your nose clean. You won't get in trouble," Bell said.

  • The Smithsonian is coming to Lebanon

     

    Clubs that brought acts like Ike and Tina Turner and Jerry Lee Lewis to Marion County are now just a memory, but Lebanon will have another chance to celebrate music history in 2012.

  • Doggone

    A St. Francis man has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly shooting a dog, and many of his neighbors are afraid that if their pets roam too far from home they may never return.

    On Jan. 24, Richard Niles, 70, of 580 St. Francis Road was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor. He has pled not guilty.