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  • Many Marion Countians still without power

    Kentucky Utilities reported this morning that it now has 110,000 customers without power statement.  Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly spoke with Inter-County Energy official. Of their more than 5,100 sites, about 3,000 were without power around midday. He added that at least 50 of Inter-County's poles were down.

  • Debris removal information

    County residents should continue to take tree limbs to the transfer station on Fairground Road or leave them in the right-of-way along county roads and state highways, according to Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly.

    The right-of-way for county roads is generally 15-feet from the center line of the road, Mattingly said. The right-of-way for state highways varies, he added. People should be careful not to place debris where it would be in the road or could create visibility issues for drivers.

  • Power restoration more than 93 percent complete statewide

    More than 93 percent of the customers who lost power at the peak of last month's massive ice storm have had their electric service restored, according to new figures compiled by the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC).

    Information gathered from all electric providers in the state shows that 49,755 customers were without power as of this morning. That is about 6.5 percent of the 769,353 customers who lost power at the peak of the storm on Jan. 29.

    Most of the customers still without power are in western Kentucky, where the storm damage was the most severe.

  • School is cancelled for the rest of the week

    Marion County Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of this week, according to an email from Superintendent Roger Marcum.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

     The following is the agenda for the 4 p.m. Feb. 5 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court:

  • Schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 4

    Marion County Public Schools will remain closed Wednesday, Feb. 4. There are still many bus routes unsafe for travel because of tree limbs, low hanging utility lines and snow/ice.

    This is the eighth consecutive day of school cancellations and 11 days overall.

    The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has received many inquires about whether districts must make up the recent missed school days.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until 7 p.m.

      The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for central Kentucky, including Marion County, through 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. An low pressure area is moving through Indiana and Ohio and will bring snow to the region through this afternoon.

  • !QUIDADO! Los generadores electricas producen gases toxico. !QUIDADO!

    Un alto número de apagones ha provocado que muchos residentes de Kentucky estén usando fuentes alternativas de calefacción, aumentando la posibilidad de exposición a niveles peligrosos de monóxido de carbono.

  • Witness to History

    Barack Obama became the first black man inaugurated as President of the United States Jan.

  • IMPORTANT: Conserve water

    Local officials are urging all Marion County residents to conserve water.   During the recent power outages, electricity has been out at the Lebanon water treatment plant, Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said after an emergency meeting of city and county officials and emergency personnel Wednesday evening.