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  • AARP taxpayer assistance starts Feb. 4

    The Marion County Extension Office will host the AARP Tax Aide program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 4 through April 8. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for sign-ins.
    IRS trained and certified volunteers will be on hand to assist taxpayers in preparing their tax returns to answer tax-related questions.

  • Election 2015: Candidates set for primary

    Two sitting state officials will be vying to represent their respective parties in this year's gubernatorial election.
    Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer has filed to run in the Republican primary, while Attorney General Jack Conway is running for the Democratic nomination.
    Comer's running mate is State Sen. Chris McDaniel of Taylor Mill. Conway is running with State. Rep. Sannie Overly of Louisville.
    While Comer and Conway may be the well known candidates in the field, both are facing opposition in the primary.

  • Sheriff's office makes second arrest in assault near fairgrounds

     The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged assault and attempted robbery that took place on Monday afternoon, Feb. 2. 

  • Cash stolen during break-in at Missy’s Out of the Way Café

    One of Marion County’s most popular restaurants, Missy’s Out of the Way Café, was the victim of a burglary on Saturday, Jan. 31, and the owner is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the burglary occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday.

  • Farm Bureau to host legislative forum Jan. 31

    Marion County Farm Bureau will be hosting its annual legislative forum at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Farm Bureau conference room at 690 Metts Drive, Lebanon. Joining them will be the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
    Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be on hand to discuss current issues in state government.
    All interested constituents are invited to this open meeting. The legislators will be available for questions from the public.
     

  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. scheduled to open in May
  • Stillhouse sprinkler burst

    On Jan. 9, The Stillhouse in downtown Lebanon experienced some water problems, which were reported to the Lebanon Police when water was seen coming out of the doors.
    “It was just a sprinkler head,” said Taylora Schlosser, co-owner of The Stillhouse.
    She said the building did not receive too much damage as a result of the leak.
     

  • Tracking progress

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reviews the goals for the school district during each regular meeting of the Marion County Board of Education.
    One of the goals is for all students in every school to receive a comparable education. This is a priority for the Kentucky Department of Education as well.
    "Basically, it charges site-based councils and boards to actually look at different groups of kids to make sure that every group is performing at a high level," Schlosser said.

  • Heroin will be a focus in 2015 General Assembly

    State legislators met earlier this month primarily to address procedural matters, and they will return for this year's short session on Feb. 3.
    But one issue that has support across party lines and branches of the government is curbing the heroin epidemic in Kentucky. Three years ago, a new state law made it more difficult for "pills mills" to operate in Kentucky, but there was another consequence.
    "As a result heroin became cheaper, more widespread," State Representative Terry Mills said.

  • Perfect 10th

    Jeremy Bowman has had a unique view of the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff, serving as the emcee since the festival started in 2005 at Centre Square.
    "Did I think we'd stick it out 10 years? That night I didn't," he said. "But I'm sure glad we did."
    If this weekend is any indication, they'll still be holding the KBMK for years to come.