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  • You could be the cure

    Twenty-eight people added their names to the national bone marrow registry during a drive held Sept. 30 at Lebanon United Methodist Church.
    Tatum Robbins, the wife of Marion County High School football coach and teacher Jeff Robbins, organized the event. In June of 2012, Coach Robbins was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Those cells are found in bone marrow and play an important part in the immune system.

  • Bourbon Chase will take place Oct. 10-11

    The Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race that takes runners through several bourbon distilleries, returns to central Kentucky this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11.
    While the race will bring runners to Marion County, they will not be passing through Lebanon as they have in previous years because of some changes to the route this year.
    Runners will make two changes in Marion County.

  • Division 2: Somerset attorney challenging incumbent

    The second division Court of Appeals race in District Three features a well-known name against a long-time attorney.
    Incumbent James R. Lambert was elected to the Court of Appeals eight years ago.  His opponent, Paul F. Henderson, has been an attorney for 36 years.

  • County waiting on Windstream to move forward on E911

    Marion County officials are now waiting on Windstream before the county can move closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    The 911 Advisory Committee met Sept. 30 to discuss how things are progressing. No representatives from Windstream were at the meeting, however.
    Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste and environmental coordinator, reported that the county has submitted its addressing information to the telecommunication company. Now, the county is waiting from Windstream to verify the county's information.

  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 10-11

    For 43 years, the Forkland school was open, and for the past 43 years, that building has served as the Forkland Community Center.
    This year also brings the 43rd annual Forkland Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
    Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 13 and free for preschoolers and younger.
    Doris Purdom has been involved with the festival as long as it’s been taking place. She added that the school served parts of Boyle, Casey, Marion and Washington counties.

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  • Marion County schools are ‘proficient’

    Marion County Public Schools are improving, according to the latest K-PREP scores, which were released Friday by the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The district’s overall score rose from 68.5 in 2012-13 to 69.6 in 2013-14.
    Based on its score, Marion County is considered a proficient school district, and it placed in the 82nd percentile, which means it is among the top 20 percent of public school districts in Kentucky.
    The average district score statewide was 68.7 for 2013-14, which was up from 64.3 the previous year.

  • Former UK player was celebrating game-winning TD when he fell over railing at stadium

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A former University of Kentucky offensive lineman became so excited after UK's game-winning fourth-quarter interception and touchdown Saturday that he caught his foot on a step, lost his balance and went over the railing of the upper deck of Commonwealth Stadium, a witness said Sunday.
    Jay Blanton, a spokesman for UK, said Brad Durham was in serious condition at UK Chandler Medical Center. Durham allegedly fell 35 to 40 feet onto the lower level of the stadium.

  • Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

    The memorial honor Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who was killed Nov. 14, 2012, and other emergency personnel killed in the line of duty is open for viewing.
     

  • State Rep race: Incumbent facing challenger from Hodgenville

    Nov. 4 will be the first election using the most recently approved state legislative districts. While Marion County remains part of the 24th District, the district itself has changed. Green and LaRue counties have replaced Casey County and part of Pulaski County.
    Incumbent State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon, is seeking re-election, while Alex LaRue, a Republican from Hodgenville, hopes to claim the seat.
    Mills said he is running again for the same reason he first ran in a special election in 2010 — he wants to serve his community.