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  • State and county crews continue to work on clearing roads

    Snow and ice crews are continuing to plow secondary routes in Marion County and in the region. Many roads are topped with compacted snow and ice, making it difficult for plows to “bite” down to pavement, according to Chris Jessie,  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer.
    With sunshine, warming temperatures and chemical treatments, these areas should begin to break up today and allow plowing to be more effective. Primary routes in these counties are in much better shape following a full day of sunshine on Sunday.

  • Winter storm expected for central Kentucky

    A strong winter storm is expected to hit central Kentucky late tonight, Jan. 21, through early Saturday morning, Jan. 23, according to the National Weather Service.
    Significant amounts of snow along with some ice accumulations are expected.
    In addition to snow and ice, gusty winds up to 30 to 35 miles per hour will create near whiteout conditions at times Friday and Friday night, along with the potential for blowing and drifting snow.
    The area at most risk for heavy snow accumulations will be across central Kentucky.

  • 2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off postponed

    Due to the weather forecast of freezing rain, compounded by six to ten inches of snow, the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, has been postponed.

    The future date will be announced at a later date.

    Those with hotel stays should contact their hotel as soon as possible. Those that have booked their Friday and Saturday rooms through the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission will be automatically canceled. Those who have booked tickets online through the LTCC website may call for a refund.

  • Fiscal court to meet today, Jan. 21

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., today, Jan. 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Consider/approve non-patient rider policy for EMS.

    - Consider/approve sample letter on waste account delinquency.

    - Consider/approve second annual installment of fire department/rescue departments funds.

    - Discussion on E911 sign distribution.

    - Department reports.

    - Payment of bills.

  • MCAHC to host event for Black History Month

    “Chains Are Falling” is the theme of this year’s annual Black History Month event sponsored by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council. It will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. 
     

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is Jan. 22-23

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will take place Jan. 22-23 inside the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. This year’s headlining act is Seldom Scene, which has been playing bluegrass music since 1971, and are known for being a progressive group that took Bluegrass music to new heights. Returning this year will be Flatt Lonesome and four-time National Bluegrass Championship Winner Gary "Biscuit" Davis.

  • Scam alert

    There’s a new scam and it’s hit Marion County. Scammers are calling and claiming they are with the Social Security Office. They state there are issues with the person's account and they need to update information so they can continue receiving their Social Security checks. The scammers are asking for social security numbers, bank account information for direct deposit, credit card numbers, etc. Do not give them any information. This is a scam. Don’t ever give personal information to anyone that calls.
     

  • Marion County to host Chinese exchange students

    Eight Chinese exchange students will be making Marion County their home for the next five weeks. They will arrive this Friday, and will be staying with families in the community, attending classes at Marion County High School and participating in school activities, including the upcoming Kentucky Beta Club Convention Jan. 24-26 in Louisville.

  • January Jam

    "He must increase and I must decrease." - John 3:30

    That’s the inspiration behind a new, local Christian praise band that will be making its debut in Lebanon soon.
    CREW 3:30 will be hosting the first-ever January Jam at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Lebanon Baptist Church Student Ministry Building.

  • Top talent

    Adria Whitfill said that winning a talent award at the 2016 Kentucky Distinguished Young Women Program was her ultimate goal, and she accomplished that and much more this past weekend at the competition in Lexington.
    After preliminary competitions, Whitfill advanced to the top 12 and competed in the finals where she won an overall talent award.
    Whitfill competed against 32 young women from across the state Jan. 15-16. Lindsey Carroll of Woodford County won the competition Saturday evening.