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  • 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

  • County opening warming centers, declares local state of emergency

    Three warming centers will be opening at noon in Marion County, according to Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

    These centers are Centre Square in Lebanon, city hall in Bradfordsville and city hall in Loretto.

    Residents in and around Bradfordsville can call Mayor David Edelen at 270-337-2785 for more information. Residents in and around Loretto can call Mayor Tom Brahm at 270-402-7191.

  • Feb. 16 court hearings reset for March 16

     Marion Circuit Court hearings that had been scheduled for Feb. 16 have been rescheduled for March 16, according to Marion Circuit Clerk Kim May.

  • Garbage pick-up unlikely this week

    The county has not been able to pick up trash this week, and Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty doesn't anticipate that will change in the next few days.

    "I doubt we'll pick it up all week," Daugherty said.

    With even colder conditions expected on Thursday, Daugherty said it's likely the garbage pick-up crews won't be able to get back to their regular routes until next week.

  • Bitter cold continues Thursday

    The National Weather Service is forecasting bitter cold conditions will continue Thursday, Feb. 19, in central Kentucky.

    A wind chill warning remains in effect until noon Thursday. According to the weather service, the bitterly cold conditions will make it dangerous to be outside for prolonged periods of time. Wind chill readings will bottom out between -30 and -20 degrees.

    A wind chill advisory will be in effect from noon until 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20.

  • UPDATE: All Ash Wednesday services have been cancelled

    All Ash Wednesday services in Marion County have been cancelled for Feb. 18.

    Services have been cancelled at St. Augustine, Holy Name of Mary, St. Francis of Assisi, Holy Cross, St. Charles and St. Francis Xavier have been cancelled.

    St. Augustine pastor, Fr. Bill Bowling, is encouraging parishioners to stay home, pray and fast.

    Members of the parishes mentioned above may want to know that ashes may be distributed this weekend.

  • County offices, judicial center are open today

    County offices in the David R. Hourigan Government Building are open today, Feb. 18, according to Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly.

    "We're here. We're operating on a skeleton crew, but we're trying to get back to business as usual," Mattingly wrote in a text message.

    Also, the Marion County Judicial Center will be opening at 8:30 a.m. today.

    The Marion County Public Library is closed, and Marion County Public Schools remain closed until further notice.

  • Illness within MCPS

    Members of the community have been concerned about the low attendance due to recent illnesses affecting schools throughout the district.

    “It was on the west end of the county and now it’s moved to this [east] end of the county. Our high school actually has the poorest attendance right now, but we still have some elementary schools that are at 94 percent,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said during the Feb. 12 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

  • Dangerously cold conditions are possible this week

     Arctic winds could bring bitterly cold conditions on Wednesday and Thursday, with temperatures between -10 and -5 degrees on Thursday morning and wind chills possible down to -25 degrees, according to the weather service.

    “These bone chilling temperatures and wind chills pose a real danger to anyone who is outside for prolonged periods of time,” the weather service reported.

  • Black history program is Sunday

    The Lebanon chapter of the NAACP's annual black history program, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 22, has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Centre Square.

    The guests at this year’s program is the Louisville chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers. The black history exhibit at the Marion County Heritage Museum will be open after the program.

    For more information, contact Jerry Evans at 270-692-5579.