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Today's News

  • Firetruck overturns in Bradfordsville

    A Bradfordsville fire truck slid off the road and overturned while responding to a report of a one-vehicle accident at 11:36 p.m. Dec. 15.

    Bradfordsville firefighters Kevin Purdom and Dustin Hoeck were taking a 1976 Mack fire truck to assist the vehicle. They were traveling on Hwy. 49 south of Bradfordsville when the truck left the roadway.

  • Four county officials take oath of office

    Four Marion County elected officials took the oath of office shortly after noon Dec. 20 at the Marion County courthouse.

  • Holiday will affect garbage pick-up

    The county will not pick up garbage Friday, Dec. 24, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced. Christmas Eve is a holiday for county employees.

    The normal Friday pick-up will take place Monday, Dec. 27, in addition to the regular Monday pick-up.

    Because this will be a double pick-up day, sanitation trucks may run earlier than usual, and county residents are advised to put their trash out earlier than usual on Dec. 27.

  • No injuries in Woodlawn Avenue fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a fire Dec. 15 at 339 N. Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon. The fire was reported to the Lebanon Police Department at 9:23 p.m.

    Betty Jones, who rents the house, and another unknown person were inside at the time of the fire, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly. Both adults escaped unharmed.

  • County approves budget for county clerk, sheriff and water district

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the 2011 budgets for the Marion County clerk's office, the sheriff's office and the Marion County Water District during its Dec. 16 meeting.

    The county clerk's budget estimated for 2011 is $2.74 million. This is a decrease from the 2010 budget, which County Clerk Karen Spalding estimated will be near $3 million.

  • County approves budget for county clerk, sheriff and water district

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the 2011 budgets for the Marion County clerk's office, the sheriff's office and the Marion County Water District during its Dec. 16 meeting.

    The county clerk's budget estimated for 2011 is $2.74 million. This is a decrease from the 2010 budget, which County Clerk Karen Spalding estimated will be near $3 million.

  • Ready to work

    Denitra Cowherd wants to find a good job.

    "I've been looking for a long time," she said.

    Cowherd said she's been looking since 2007, but she sounded hopeful as she filled out job applications Dec. 16 on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. She was one of nearly 500 people who stopped at the job fair organized by the Marion County Office of Economic Development.

  • $2,500 reward to help find missing woman

    The family and friends of Kara Tingle Rigdon, who hasn't been seen since July 17, are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

    The last time anyone saw Kara Rigdon, 27, of Gravel Switch, she was on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch.

  • Outgoing board members say goodbye

    Last week's Marion County Board of Education meeting marked the final meeting for Board Chairwoman Sister Kay Carlew and Board Members Alex Ackermann and Brad Mattingly. In January, Ed Hacker, Michael Mullins and Mike Cecil, who won the election in November, will be taking their places on the board.

  • Superintendent's evaluation cancelled

    A mid-year evaluation of Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, which was scheduled for this past Monday, was cancelled after a majority of the school board decided it would be best to delay his evaluation until the newly-elected board convenes in January.

    But, according to Superintendent Smith, no matter who conducts his evaluation, he is in a "no-win situation."