Local News

  • Looking for dollars

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has dipped into its coffers twice this year to help fund the operation of the Marion County Detention Center. In many counties, the court paying for jail expenses would not be unusual, but in Marion County, the detention center operated without local tax money from December of 2003 through September of 2011.

    "I prepared the court that it would probably be a redline year," Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said. "I just didn't know the significance of what it would be."

  • The Caring Place's wish list

    There are approximately 15 women and children currently taking shelter at The Caring Place in Lebanon. With the holiday season upon us, those women and children can have a more joyful Christmas with the community's help, according to Delena Trent, executive director of The Caring Place.

  • Final performance of "Lovely in Danger" is Friday at Angelic Hall

    The final performance of the new, old-fashioned melodrama "Lovely in Danger" will be at 7 p.m., this Friday, Dec. 9, at Angelic Hall, 237 N. Spalding Ave., in Lebanon.

    "Lovely in Danger" is an old story as new as today's headlines. An evil banker plots to take away the home of a kindly lady and her niece. Will good triumph in the end? Come and see!

    The play features Lynn Farris, Stevie Lowery, Andy Colley, Beth Overgaauw, Christy Carpenter (and you)...

  • Marion County Public Library is unbound!

    The Marion County Public Library is now live with Kentucky Libraries Unbound. Library patrons in good standing now have access to e-books, online audio books, music and video downloads all through your library card. You can access the system through the MCPL's website at www.marioncopublic.org. Just click on catalogue and follow the directions from there. Call (270) 692-4698 with any questions.

  • Dog dumping dilemma

    Recent allegations of dogs being buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have caused a great deal of controversy, and the fallout is starting to cross county lines.


    Within the past three weeks, approximately 27 dogs have been dropped off at the Taylor County/Marion County line, according to Kay Turpin, Marion County Animal Control official.

    "We've never had this problem before. It's bad," she said. "Our shelter is packed to the brim."

  • Promotion

    When Teresa Margaret Hawkins learned that she would be awarded the rank of master sergeant, she knew exactly where she wanted to have her ceremony - Hawk's Place in Loretto.

    Normally, this ceremony would take place where Hawkins works, at the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Military Commission in Washington D.C.

    "I asked my leadership at work if I could share this special moment with dad and mom and my friends," Hawkins said.

  • Fiscal court meeting Dec. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Marion County Detention Center policy revisions

    - Marion County Sheriff's 2010 tax settlement audit report

    - Marion County Water District 2012 budget proposal

    - Approval of Jailer Barry Brady's request for 10-year service awards

    - Recognition of LMS Lady Patriots basketball team

  • Submit your funny, awkward Santa photos!

    It's that time of year again.

    It's time to take your children to get their photos taken with Santa Claus.

    After all, it's a tradition, right?

    Every year, we dress our children up in their most festive holiday outfits, hoping to get that perfect photo of Santa Claus and little Johnny and Sally smiling with rosy, dimpled cheeks.

    But, let's be honest.

    That rarely, if ever, happens.

  • Christmas in the Country is Saturday

    The City of Bradfordsville will host its annual Christmas in the Country celebration Saturday, Dec. 3.

    Parade participants will begin lining up at 2 p.m. on the Second Street side of Bradfordsville Baptist Church. The parade will travel down Main Street at 3 p.m.  The parade judges will be set up at the Bradfordsville Civic Center.

    Afterwards, the parade winners and the winners of the best-decorated houses (inside and outside the city limits) and best-decorated business will be announced.

  • Chamber of commer is accepting nominations for 'Outstanding' awards

    Once again the Marion County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the outstanding awards that will be presented at the annual banquet on Jan. 26, 2012. These awards are given to community leaders that show outstanding job performance, dedication to our community, etc.

    Go to http://marioncountykychamber.com/awardsbanquet.html to submit your nominations to the chamber office. Nominations are due by Jan. 15.