Today's News

  • Barktoberfest is Saturday, Oct. 20

    The Marion County Animal Shelter's annual Barktoberfest will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Graham Memorial Park. Awards will be given to the dogs (and their owners) for best costume, best talent, owner/pet look-alike contest, biggest ears, agility coarse, largest/smallest dogs in costumes and best all around shelter dog. For more information, contact the Marion County Animal Shelter at (270) 692-0464.

  • Bradfordsville Fall Festival is Oct. 20

    The Bradfordsville Civic Center will hold its annual Fall Festival from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The festival will be held in the gymnasium of the Bradfordsville School building, 115 N. Sixth Street in Bradfordsville.

    All proceeds from the festival support the Bradfordsville Civic Center.

    A grocery basket give-away, a country store, a duck pond, face painting, a cake wheel, spin the prize and a prize toss will be part of the festival. A chili supper including chili, chilidogs, drinks and dessert will be served.

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    The Caring Place is an emergency domestic violence shelter for women and children of abuse. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Some of the services that are offered to residents of the shelter include counseling and housing assistance.

  • Library forgiving overdue fines in October


    Note, no fines obtained from lost or damaged items will be covered in this event.
    To learn more, call 692-4698.

    Marion County Public Library is trying to "scare up" some lost books and other items during the month of October. Anyone with overdue items - whether it's one day or several years overdue - can bring those back this month and all overdue fines will be deleted.

  • Upcoming New Harmonies events

    The week's events to compliment the Smithsonian "New Harmonies" exhibit on display at Centre Square are as follows:

    - Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. - Kentucky Baroque Trumpets in Concert in Angelic Hall. There is no admission charge for this concert.

    - Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. - Film Festival of American Musicals presents "Aladin" (children's class); 7 p.m. - Film Festival of American Musicals presents "Singing in the Rain"  (adult class).

  • No driver's licenses will be issued Oct. 18

    No driver's licenses will be issued at the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office on Thursday, Oct. 18. On that day, the clerk's office will be installing new software and cameras to be used when issuing driver's licenses.

    This will not affect other services at the clerk's office, and the office will be open that day. Driver's licenses will be issued again on Oct. 19.

  • Meetings scheduled about reduced hours at post offices

    The United States Postal Service announced in May that it was considering plans to reduce the hours at more than 13,000 post office branches nationwide.

    The USPS has also announced that it will hold meetings for each branch that will be affected. The first round of more than 1,500 meetings have been scheduled between Oct. 8 and 19. This includes two meetings for post office branches in Marion County.

  • Local pastor publishes second book

    Dr. David B. Whitlock, pastor at Lebanon Baptist Church and a columnist for The Lebanon Enterprise, has published his second book. "Life Matters" is a compilation of Whitlock's weekly newspaper columns. One of Whitlock's columns, "There's a Cat in the House," was a finalist in the 81st Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition.

    Whitlock will be having a book signing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Marion County Public Library.

  • E-911 gets one step closer to becoming reality

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Oct. 4 voted 3-0 to approve the by-laws for the Lebanon/Marion County E-911 Advisory Committee. Magistrates John Arthur Elder III and Larry Caldwell were not present for that vote, although Elder did arrive later in the meeting.

    The by-laws specify that the committee will make recommendations to the fiscal court about the E-911 expenditures.

  • Veterans driver's license now available

    Kentucky veterans have the option of having their driver's license imprinted with a "Veteran" designation, however, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has reported that there has been some confusion about the veterans license.

    Veterans who wish to have the veteran designation on their license must present form DD214 when renewing their license at their local circuit clerk's office. DD214 is the Department of Defense form that verifies military service.