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  • Honor flight for World War II veterans

    Veterans who served during World War II are invited to apply to participate in an honor flight to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. There is no cost for any World War II veteran who wishes to make the trip, according to Ben Ford, of VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.

    To receive an application, veterans should call the VFW post at (270) 692-9233 or visit the post, which is located on Veterans Drive in Lebanon.

    More information about the honor flight is available online at www.honorflightbluegrass.com or by calling (502) 387-7006. 

  • Tech center renovation on a 'super fast track'

    Superintendent Roger Marcum, who will retire at the end of June, would like the Marion County Area Technology Center's renovation and addition to be on a "super fast track."

    If at all possible, he'd like to have a shovel in the ground by June 30, and the board of education took the first step to making that a reality last week when it voted to hire RossTarrant Architects of Lexington to design and oversee the project.

  • Farm, legislators share information at Farm Bureau legislative breakfast

    The Marion County Farm Bureau held its annual legislative breakfast Jan. 31. State Rep. Jimmy Higdon, and county and city officials attended the meeting along with area farmers.

    The local Farm Bureau chapter also shared information on the state legislative priorities.

  • More than 54,000 lost power because of wind storm

    Editor's note: This is a press release from the Kentucky Public Service Commission

  • Tornado watch for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County that will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

    The tornado watch also includes 48 other counties in Kentucky. 

  • POWERless

    Friday afternoon Dorothy Mattingly watched as utility crews were working on a power line at her neighbor's house on Clell Mattingly Road in Raywick.

    She and her husband, Hawk, have been living without power since 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

    And she had reached her breaking point.

    "I had such a bad day yesterday," she said. "Anytime anybody looked at me I just cried. It's just been so stressful."

  • City to continue debris pick-up

    During its meeting Monday, the Lebanon City Council postponed a decision regarding hiring contractors to help clean-up the debris from the recent ice storm.  In the meantime, city workers will continue to pick up debris as they are able, and citizens who don't want to wait can continue to take their debris to the landfill or the transfer station on Fairground Road. 

  • Inter County Energy continues to restore power, Feb. 3

    Inter County Energy crews continue to work in the Marion and surrounding areas to restore power today.  As of this press release 1,400 customers were still without power in that area.    Crews will be working in the following areas today:

         St Francis to Holy Cross

         Salt Lick to St. Mathews Cemetery Rd.

         Springfield Hwy

         Spencer Hamilton

         St. Francis

  • 93 Kentucky counties named 'major' disaster areas

    Marion County is one of 93 counties that had been declared major disaster areas by President Barack Obama. As a result, federal disaster aid has been made available for Kentucky, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nancy Ward, the acting FEMA administrator said federal funding is available to Kentucky and eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, on a cost-sharing basis.

  • Portable Generators Can be Source of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

     

    The following press release was issued by the Kentucky Poison Control Center: