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  • Howl-O-Ween

    The fourth annual Barktober Fest was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at Graham Memorial Park.   Dogs and their proud owners celebrated Halloween a little early and competed in various contests, including best costume, smallest dog, largest dog, talent, best tail wag, owner-dog look-alike contest and an agility course.

  • Three school board seats on the ballot

    Three sitting members of the Marion County Board of Education are up for re-election Nov. 2, and all three are facing challengers.

    In District Three, Alex Ackermann is running against Michael Mullins. Mullins previously served on the board, but stepped down due to conflicts with his work schedule. Ackermann won the seat in a special election to fill the remainder of his term.

  • Flu clinic will be held Oct. 6 at Centre Square

    The Marion County Health Center is planning a seasonal flu clinic for adults from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The cost of the vaccine is $23. The cost is covered by Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Please bring Medicare or Medicaid cards to the flu clinic.

    For further information, call the Marion County Health Center at 692-3393.

  • Family Fitness Day is Saturday

    The Family Fitness and Safety Day, originally scheduled for Sept. 11, will be held from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday.

    The event is sponsored by the Marion County Fitness and Nutrition coalition. The event will feature different fitness and safety activities for the family to enjoy.

    Some examples of these activities include a short disc golf course, sack races, ATV safety, an inflatable obstacle course, and fire, sun, seatbelt and water safety.

    For additional information, please contact Jessica Bickett or Jennifer Osborne at (270) 692-3393. 

  • Bardstown woman dead after collision near St. Francis

    A Bardstown woman was killed during a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday on Highway 527 near St. Francis.

    James Pinkston, 36, of Bardstown, was traveling north on Hwy 527 four miles north of St. Francis when he lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway, striking a tree.

  • Superintendent says "the talking is over"

    All the cards are on the table when it comes to local test scores. A few bad hands were dealt and, according to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, the talking is over. It's time for action.

    "We're losing too many middle of the road kids in this district," Smith said during the Marion County Board of Education meeting Tuesday of last week. "It's tough... We really got to do what's best for all kids because we really are leaving some behind."

  • Loretto, Bradfordsville to pick city officials

    Voters in Bradfordsville and Loretto will be electing their respective city commissioners Nov. 2. Loretto will be voting for a mayor as well.

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen does not have any opposition.

    Incumbents George Edelen Jr., Sandy Gribbins and Travis May will appear on the ballot for the Bradfordsville City Commission. Jerry Lee Tungate, another incumbent, and Lee Tungate have filed to run as write-in candidates.

  • District judge faces challenge for seat

    On Nov. 2, justice will be in the hands of voters.

    Connie Sullivan Phillips is the sitting second division district judge in the 11th Judicial District, but she is facing a challenge this year from Jeff Eastham, an attorney from Green County. The 11th Judicial District includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Out of the 'Woods'

    Chris Prater of Prestonburg spent his Saturday visiting with actors and actresses, including scream queen Tiffany Shepis, artists and filmmakers. He did this as one of the visitors who attended Dark Woods Con 1.5, a horror convention held at Centre Square over the weekend.

    "It's been a really good day," he said, later adding, "Anything dealing with horror and sci-fi, I'd always be willing to participate and support."

  • Lebanon doctor named U of L's 2010 alumnus of the year

    Lebanon physician Dr. Salem George has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year by the University of Louisville.   He will be recognized Oct. 7 during a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.   George completed his bachelor's degree at U of L in 1955. He went on to graduate from U of L's medical school in 1959. For more than 50 years, he has worked as a physician in Marion County and served on several civic and professional boards. He is currently the vice chairman of U of L's Board of Trustees.