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  • 'Stop loss' benefits deadline has been extended

    Military service members seeking compensation for any time they were deployed beyond their original orders have more time to apply for those benefits, according to the Department of Defense.

    Originally, service members, veterans and their beneficiaries had until Oct. 21 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay. That deadline has been extended until Dec. 3.

    To apply, or for more information on retroactive stop loss, including submission requirements and service-specific links, go to http://www.defense.gov/stoploss.

  • County approves road spending

    The Marion County Fiscal Court gave its approval to a county road-paving proposal from Road Superintendent Tommy Lee during its Oct. 7 regular meeting.

    According to Lee's report, the county will spend its budgeted funds in proportion to the amount of county roads in each district.

    Between flex funds, discretionary funds and LGEA funds, the county has approximately $1.22 million available for road spending.

  • Mills seeks re-election as state rep

    Terry Mills has represented Kentucky's 24th District since winning a special election in February. He is running again to represent Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County for the same reason he ran eight months ago.

    "It seems to me almost the ultimate in service to your community," Mills said. "And, I just feel like in doing this job I'm giving something back after life having been good to me now for a long time."

  • Marrett resigns from tourism commission

    Following a tense and heated tourism meeting Monday, Oct. 4, Commissioner Kenny Marrett decided to resign.

    "Tourism is on a path of destruction and I don't want to be a part of it," Marrett said during a telephone interview Wednesday morning.

    Tuesday of last week, Marrett sent a notice of his resignation to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw who appointed him to the commission in June. Crenshaw said Marrett's resignation was "a bit of a surprise" and he hasn't decided who will replace him.

  • Charity softball game will be Oct. 17 in Loretto

    The softball game between the 97.5 WAMZ HAMZ and the Loretto Fire Department has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at the city park in Loretto.

    The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 11 during the Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming.

    A DJ will play music, and concessions, raffles and a 50/50 drawing will also be available along with the game. All proceeds will go toward the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    For more information, call (270) 699-5669. 

  • Marching band competition Oct. 16 at MCHS

    Knight-Fest, a marching band competition, will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Marion County High School. Seven bands will be competing to be the grand champion.

    The preliminary rounds are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. The finals will start around 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

    For many of the bands performing, this will be their final performance before regional and state competitions.

  • Happy and healthy

    The Marion County Health Department hosted Family Fitness and Safety Day at Graham Memorial Park on Saturday.   Families were invited to take part in a variety of fitness, health, and safety-related activities.


  • Lebanon Fire, EMS responds to two fires

    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to two house fires in the past week.

    - At noon, Oct. 5, the Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to a fire at 950 Barbers Mill Road.

    Jimmy Bradshaw was home at the time of the fire. He received some minor injuries in an attempt to put the fire out himself, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

  • Finley family loses home to fire

    A family from Finley escaped unharmed from a fire at their home early Saturday morning, Oct. 9, but they lost their home and much of its contents.

    “We had just got home,” said Mary Mattingly, who lives at 2719 St. Matthews Cemetery Road with her husband and three children.

  • U.S. Rep candidate Brett Guthrie

    Federal office questionnaire

    Name: Brett Guthrie

    Age: 46

    Educational background: Bachelor's Degree, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Master's Degree, Yale University

    Work Experience: U.S. Army; U.S. Army Reserves; V.P. of Human Resources, Trace Die Cast

    Family Information: Wife Beth, children Caroline, Robby, Elizabeth

    Organizations (church, civic groups, etc.): Church of Christ

    1. Why did you decided to run for Congress?