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  • Loretto man dies after head-on collision

    A Loretto man who was involved in a two-vehicle collision on Aug. 20 died late Sunday or early Monday morning, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    Thomas Hamilton, 59, was flown to University Hospital in Louisville after the accident, which occurred at 8:17 p.m. Aug. 20 on Hwy. 52, west of the Loretto city limits near 75 Mills Lane.
    Rita Medley, 53, of Loretto was listed in stable condition as of Monday morning at U of L.

  • Hazardous weather outlook issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Kentucky, including Marion County, for Saturday evening, Aug. 23.

    According to the weather service, scattered thunderstorms with cross the area this evening. Continuous lightning, gusty winds and "heavy to torrential rainfall" is possible with this storm, according to the weather service.

    For more information, go to http://goo.gl/4vylr5.

  • New high school vandalized overnight

    Brandon Mattingly
    The Springfield Sun

    Vandalism at the new Washington County High School facility early Friday morning has prompted an investigation by school officials, as well as the Springfield Police Department.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Funds transfer and close the county government building construction account

    - Presentation and request of funds for technical school upgrades

    - Memorandum of agreement with the Marion County Jobs Consortium

  • Marion County Public Library How-To Festival and More

    Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do, but don’t know where to begin? The Marion County Public Library has the event for you.

  • Six running for U.S. Senate seat

    Barring a slew of write-in candidates, Marion County voters will only be casting ballots in a handful of contested races this fall.
    Election day is Nov. 4. Marion County voters will be selecting two members of the Marion County Board of Education and three members of the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation Commission. They also have the opportunity to vote for State Representative, U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator.
    The Senate race now includes three candidates on the ballot and three write-in candidates.

  • Vacant district school board seat will be filled by election

    Michael Mullins stepped down from the Marion County Board of Education on May 21. Mullins was the District 2 board member.
    According to Chapter 160.190 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the vacancy should be filled within 90 days after the vacancy occurs. Officially, the Kentucky Department of Education considered the seat vacant as of May 30.
    When a vacancy occurs, the local school district advertises the opening. The Marion County Board of Education advertised the vacant District 2 seat in the June 18 and June 25 editions of the Enterprise.

  • Local doctor files complaint against Kentucky Sportsmen

    Dr. James Angel has filed a lawsuit against the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, accusing them of conspiring against him and making false statements to defame him.
    The 10-page complaint was filed on Angel’s behalf Aug. 11 in Marion Circuit Court. The defendants named in the complaint are the league, Mark Nethery of Louisville and Mark Meredith of Munfordville.

  • City workers replacing grates in effort to combat flooding

    Late last month, city employees removed debris from a collapsed section of the storm sewer line at the intersection of Main Street and South Spalding Avenue as part of the effort to reduce flooding in downtown Lebanon.
    In spite of their efforts, some downtown businesses still experienced flooding as a result of an Aug. 11 rainstorm.
    City Administrator John O. Thomas said Lebanon received 2.4 inches of rain in 22 minutes during that storm. That's a rate of more than 6.5 inches per hour.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days is Sept. 27-28

    Once again this year, the Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be getting together with its buddies and cookin’ up a few pounds of ham for the Marion County Country Ham Days celebration.
    This year, we celebrate Sept. 27-28.