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  • Fiscal court meets Thursday afternoon

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Farm owner request to join an existing agricultural district

    • State Request to accept Hwy. 49 approaches and abandoned segment.

    • Request to proclaim Oct. 5-11 as National 4-H Week in Marion County

    • Consider proportional distribution of 2014 Area Development Funds to cities

  • Board agrees to time off for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    On Sept. 23, the board approved a medical leave of absence for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston said at that meeting that Schlosser had requested a leave for four weeks.

  • Ham Days: ‘Great weather, good people’

    Tim Paxton made the trip from Mt. Washington to attend Ham Days this year, and it wasn’t the first time.

    “This is one of the shows we don’t miss,” Paxton said. “We love coming to Lebanon. It’s just a good time.”

    Paxton’s 1974 Karmann Ghia was one of the 164 cars entered in the car show during the annual festival hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Oct. 6 last day to register for general election

     The last day to register to voter in the 2014 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    Eligible voters who have not yet registered should do so at the County Clerk’s Office in the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Election day is Nov. 4.

    The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • Angel Tree applications are being accepted

     Central Kentucky Community Action will be accepting applications for its Angel Tree Christmas program from Oct. 1 through Nov. 27.

    The office is located at 332 Hood Avenue in Lebanon.

    Applicants will be screened for eligibility. For more information, call 270-692-6411.

  • ‘Nam Brothers’

    Sept. 26, 1968 is a day that is forever ingrained in Barney Tharp’s memory.

    He was 21 years old, a brand new soldier, and was serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. Within four short weeks of his tour of duty, Tharp was faced with a life or death situation.

  • Gribbins murder case has been appealed

     Christopher Gribbins was sentenced earlier this yearto 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr. Gribbins was convicted on July 17, and Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly handed down the sentence recommended by the jury on Aug. 7.

    Litsey was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Raywick Bar and Grill on Nov. 9, 2012. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gribbins, 47, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville is the owner of the bar.

  • Local doctor files complaint against Kentucky Sportsmen

     Dr. James Angel filed a lawsuit against the League of Kentucky Sportsmen and two individuals, accusing them of conspiring against him and making false statements to defame him, in a complaint filed Aug. 11 in Marion Circuit Court.

    The defendants filed an answer to that lawsuit on Sept. 19. The defendants named in the complaint are the league, Mark Nethery of Louisville and Mark Meredith of Munfordville.

  • Forkland center responds to lawsuit

     A Boyle County woman has filed a lawsuit against the Forkland Community Center.

    The lawsuit was filed Aug. 14 in Marion Circuit Court on behalf of Joy Dearinger. 

    The community center filed its answer to the lawsuit on Sept. 8, while The Cincinnati Insurance Company filed as an intervening complainant on Sept. 24.

  • Ham Days: And the winners are...

    Farmer’s National Bank Pokey Pig 5K

    This was FNB’s sixth year as sponsor of the Pokey Pig 5K. A total of 841 runners turned out for the event. Tichaedza Chikuni was the overall male winner and Rae Mills was the overall female winner.

    County Poster Contest Winners

    * These students all won first place at their school.