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  • No trash pick up on Presidents Day, Feb. 17

    Some Marion County government offices and services will be affected the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 17.
    No garbage pick-up will take place Feb. 17. Instead, a double pick-up will take place Tuesday, Feb. 18. As a result, county residents are asked to put their trash out earlier than usual on that day.
    However, the Marion County Clerk's Office, the Circuit Clerk's Office, the PVA Office and Sheriff's Office will be open Monday, Feb. 17.

  • Pope's Creek Road home damaged by fire

    A Marion County family's vacation ended on a sad note when they learned their house had burned while they were away.
    At 1:41 a.m. Dec. 18, firefighters responded to a fire at 5130 Pope's Creek Road in Lebanon. The house belongs to Sarah and Timothy Gribbins.
    Sara said they were in Tennessee when they learned about the fire.
    "It destroyed our basement," Sarah said. "What the fire didn't get, the smoke got."

  • District considers second high school

    Marion County could be the home of two high schools next year.

    Superintendent Chuck Hamilton and the Marion County Board of Education began discussing the possibility of creating an A5 school in time for the 2012-13 school year during a school board meeting Tuesday of last week.

    Hamilton, who helped develop an A5 school while he was Mercer County's superintendent, said the school would allow students to earn their diploma, but also give them the flexibility to work.

  • Postal service delaying decision on closings

    The United States Postal Service is postponing its decision about closing branches until May 15, 2012.

    The USPS announced the delay last week. The Bradfordsville Post Office is one of more than 130 branches in Kentucky and more than 3,600 branches across the country that are being considered for possible closure.

    Postal officials announced that several U.S. Senators requested the delay. In the meantime, the USPS will continue its review of the branches being considered for closure.

  • The Turtleman on The Tonight Show... again!

    The Turtleman is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 21.

    Other guests scheduled for tonight's show include Thomas Haden Church and musical act Johnny Mathis.

    The Tonight Show is shown at 11:30 p.m. on Wave 3 TV.

  • Repairs needed to old courthouse roof

    The roof of the old Marion County Courthouse has been damaged by severe winds and that has also lead to some water damage, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly reported during the Dec. 15 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Sheriff's 2012 budget approved; clerk's budget tabled

    The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 Thursday in favor of the Marion County Sheriff's 2012 budget. Magistrate Jackie Wicker was not present at the Dec. 15 meeting.

    The sheriff's budget shows an increase from $779,850 in 2011 to $864,639.18 in 2012.

    The budget includes an anticipated increase in payroll from $430,409.30 in 2011 to $516,834.38 in 2012.

  • Sheriff's 2012 budget approved; clerk's budget tabled

    813,The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 Thursday in favor of the Marion County Sheriff's 2012 budget. Magistrate Jackie Wicker was not present at the Dec. 15 meeting.

    The sheriff's budget shows an increase from $813,850 * in 2011 to $864,639.18 in 2012.

    The budget includes an anticipated increase in payroll from $477,509.30 * in 2011 to $516,834.38 in 2012.

  • Campbellsville man arrested after fleeing police

    A Campbellsville man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from the Lebanon Police Saturday night.

    Dustin Cole Burton, 24, of 305 Stephen Court in Campbellsville was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading, DUI, first-degree criminal mischief (two counts), wanton endangerment (three counts), reckless driving, speeding, disregarding a traffic control device (three counts), disregarding a stop sign, and license to be in possession.

  • Inauguration Parade...

    Christine Mattingly, Marion County's 2011 Junior Miss and the 2011 Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman of the Year, along with the Marion County High School Marching Knights, participated in the parade and inauguration ceremonies for Gov. Steve Beshear last week in Frankfort.

    - Photos by Kentucky Press Association