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  • NGL pipeline opponents continue the fight

    The Bluegrass Pipeline may have been put on hold, but thousands of Kentuckians remained concerned about the impact of fracking and the potential risks of transporting natural gas liquids through the state.
    Saturday, hundreds of Kentucky residents including Marion County citizens, member of the Loretto Community, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly and county judge-elect David Daugherty attended the workshop, "Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky's Future Beyond Fossil Fuels."

  • Mills pleased with victory

    The 2014 General Election — and (nearly) all the advertising that came with it — is now behind us. No one sounded more pleased that the campaign was over than Terry Mills, who won re-election as the 24th District state representative with 8,254 votes. His opponent, Alex LaRue of Hodgenville, received 6,860 votes.
    Mills thanked Marion County voters for their support.
    "I'm bruised and battered but still standing," he said.

  • Air Force was how 'farm boy' saw the world

    When he looks back on his life and career, Paul Powell said he loved his time in the Air Force and the people he got to work with "from privates to two star generals."
    "I was an old farm boy from Meade County, and had the opportunity to see the world," he said.
    After graduating from Meade County High School, Powell, now 86, went to work for the L&N Railroad in Louisville. He had been doing administrative work when he decided to look for something different.

  • Reed sworn in as school board member

    Kaelin Reed was elected as the District 2 representative on the Marion County Board of Education on Nov. 4.

    On Nov. 11, he was sworn in by Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Matttingly. Originally, the plan was for Reed to take his oath of office during the Nov. 11 meeting, but it was moved up due to a scheduling issue.

    This also means all the seats on the board are full for the first time since May, when Michael Mullins resigned as a board member.

  • How to show your appreciation to members of the military

    Civilians who join the military find their lives change forever upon entering the service. The armed forces shape a person, teaching discipline, humility, bravery, and many other life lessons. Joining the military often means making substantial personal sacrifices, as servicemen and women are typically called away from their families and the comforts of home.

  • School board meets tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Introduction of Newly Elected Board Members

    - New Board Member’s Oath of Office

    - Audit Report – White & Company

    - Superintendent’s Report

    - PGES Update – Tammy Newcome

    - Financial Report – Lisa Caldwell

    STUDENT LEARNING SERVICES

    - Consider approval of 2015 Board Meeting Schedule

  • Loretto man injured in Friday morning accident

    A Loretto man is being treated at University Hospital in Louisville after a single-vehicle accident Friday morning. His condition was not available as of 1:30 p.m.

    Chad Allen Mattingly, 32, was ejected from his vehicle after it struck a guardrail on Hwy. 152 and overturned, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

  • Fiscal court meets today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Second reading of a budget amendment 

    • Consider request from Central Kentucky Classic Arts

    • Revised agreement on the Maker’s Mark roadway project

    • Appointment to Gravel Switch Volunteer Fire Department Advisory Committee

  • Mattingly resigns as school board attorney

    Joe Mattingly has resigned as the attorney for the Marion County Board of Education after one of his employees was elected to the board.
    Kaelin Reed, who works at the Mattingly and Nally-Martin law firm, was elected as the District 2 board member during the Nov. 4 election. Reed previously resigned from his position as assistant county attorney on Oct. 31, noting in his resignation letter that he was prohibited from being the assistant county attorney as a school board candidate.

  • Vigil will mark anniversary of deputy's death

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is hosting a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 to mark the second anniversary of the death of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes.
    The event will also serve as the dedication of a monument at the David R. Hourigan Government Building to emergency service personnel who were killed in the line of duty.