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  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People Star Wars-loving, tattoo artist

    David Phillips was 12 years old the first time he saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as part of a double-feature with Logan’s Run.
    "From the moment the words popped up on the screen, and that star destroyer came flying out overhead .... that did it,” Phillips said, later adding, "It was like nothing I'd ever seen before, and it just kind of skyrocketed from there."

  • Marion County native hosting music variety show

    Mary Kutter is helping bring back variety shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
    The Marion County native is hosting “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” on BRTV Cable Channel 19 in Bardstown and WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM.
    The show will feature rising Kentucky artists, including comedians, bands, instrumentalists and songwriters along with established Nashville performers.
    The show is the brainchild of Roth Stratton, the managing partner of the stations.

  • Dedication of a lifetime

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    A lifetime achievement award is intended for someone who has dedicated countless years of service to a cause or a community. It’s someone who has stepped up to the plate to lead when direction is needed. That description could not be more apt for Dr. John W. Cecconi, the winner of the 2015 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Hosparus focus is on quality of life

    John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.
    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.
    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.

  • Kentucky authors to visit for March 5 event

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    It may not seem like it, but the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future just turned 10 years old.
    You may not have heard of the non-profit organization until five years, three years or even just a year ago, but Sr. Claire McGowan and the New Pioneers have been hard at work for a decade trying to send the message of the importance of preserving the world around us, and on Thursday, March 5 they’ll celebrate that decade of progress.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: The collector

    Oscar Spalding got interested in “picking” around 60 years ago, but he really got interested in collecting “junk” 50 years ago, thanks in part to a bet.
    “Bernard Bryant, he’s dead now ... He said I bet you can’t quit drinking for six months or I’ll give you a jug. I said I bet you can’t quit smoking,” Spalding recalled. “I quit drinking for six years, six months and 20 days. We had bet an antique jug and I won.”
    Spalding, 80, grew up on Popes Creek Road in Marion County.

  • Severe weather alert issued for Wednesday night, Thursday

    Light snow accumulations are possible Wednesday night and Thursday. According to the the National Weather Service, the best chance for light accumulations is over the Lake Cumberland region of Kentucky.

    One to two inches of snow are possible. By the end of the day Thursday, lighter accumulations are possible farther north and west. Additional winter weather advisories could be posted over the next 24 hours.

  • School will start at regular time Wednesday with Plan B bus routes

    Marion County Public Schools will be in session at the normal time on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

    However, the district will be using the Plan B bus routes in the morning and the afternoon.

  • Winter storm warning for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Marion County.
    The warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday evening until 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Snow is expected to develop this evening, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain overnight into Saturday.

  • School board to hold special-called meeting on Friday

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Board of Education office.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    I. Call to Order

    II. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    III. Student Support Services

    -Approval of Initial BG-1 for the Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract