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  • School board, District 3: Butch Cecil

    Butch Cecil, 65, Ed Cecil Road in Raywick

  • School board, District 3: Dennis Hagan

    Dennis Hagan, 55, of Jefferson Street in Raywick

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Board of Education office.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

    COMMUNICATIONS

    - Introduction of Newly Appointed Board Member

  • Flash flood warning issued for Monday evening, Tuesday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky starting Monday evening and lasting until Tuesday evening. This includes Marion County.

    According to the weather service, "a potent upper level storm system" will pass through this area, and residents should expect widespread thunderstorm and shower activity. One to two inches of rain are expected through Tuesday, with up to three inches in some areas, according to the weather service.

  • You could be the cure

    Twenty-eight people added their names to the national bone marrow registry during a drive held Sept. 30 at Lebanon United Methodist Church.
    Tatum Robbins, the wife of Marion County High School football coach and teacher Jeff Robbins, organized the event. In June of 2012, Coach Robbins was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Those cells are found in bone marrow and play an important part in the immune system.

  • Bourbon Chase will take place Oct. 10-11

    The Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay race that takes runners through several bourbon distilleries, returns to central Kentucky this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11.
    While the race will bring runners to Marion County, they will not be passing through Lebanon as they have in previous years because of some changes to the route this year.
    Runners will make two changes in Marion County.

  • Division 2: Somerset attorney challenging incumbent

    The second division Court of Appeals race in District Three features a well-known name against a long-time attorney.
    Incumbent James R. Lambert was elected to the Court of Appeals eight years ago.  His opponent, Paul F. Henderson, has been an attorney for 36 years.

  • County waiting on Windstream to move forward on E911

    Marion County officials are now waiting on Windstream before the county can move closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    The 911 Advisory Committee met Sept. 30 to discuss how things are progressing. No representatives from Windstream were at the meeting, however.
    Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste and environmental coordinator, reported that the county has submitted its addressing information to the telecommunication company. Now, the county is waiting from Windstream to verify the county's information.

  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 10-11

    For 43 years, the Forkland school was open, and for the past 43 years, that building has served as the Forkland Community Center.
    This year also brings the 43rd annual Forkland Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
    Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 13 and free for preschoolers and younger.
    Doris Purdom has been involved with the festival as long as it’s been taking place. She added that the school served parts of Boyle, Casey, Marion and Washington counties.

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