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Today's News

  • Sizing up the U.S. Senate race

    Anyone with a television, radio or mailbox has likely received plenty of reminders that incumbent Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes are squaring off for the U.S. Senate seat.
    McConnell, the Republican minority leader, has represented Kentucky since 1984, and is only the second Kentuckian to become his party’s leader in the Senate. He hopes his re-election will be part of a Republican takeover of the Senate, which could push him to be the majority leader.

  • No garbage pick-up on Election Day

     Marion County will not have trash pick-up on Election Day, Nov. 4.

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, will be a double-up day, which means the normal Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be collected on Nov. 5. As a result, sanitation crews may be out earlier than usual, and residents are encouraged to put their trash out early.

    Also, some county offices may be closed that day, so residents are encouraged to call offices to see if they are open before going to those locations.

  • Leaf pick-up in Lebanon

    During the month of November, the City of Lebanon will pick up bagged leaves on Mondays and Fridays.

    Leaves should be placed in bags on the curb.

    If residents need leaves picked up another day, call city hall at 270-692-6272, and they will try their best to get to them, according to an announcement from the city.

  • Teen recovering after Sunday morning accident

     A Marion County teenager who was involved in an accident early Sunday morning is listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Monday morning.

    Thomas L. Thomas, 17, of Lebanon was driving a 2006 Dodge pickup south on Hwy. 527 when he lost control and the vehicle overturned between Raywick and St. Francis, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The accident occurred at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 2.

    A medical helicopter flew Thomas from the scene to University Hospital.

  • Congressional race a rematch of 2012

    The 2012 election was the first time Marion County was part of Kentucky’s First Congressional District, but the 2014 race will be familiar to many voters.
    Two years ago, incumbent Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield defeated Democratic challenger Charles Hatchett, winning 34 of the 35 counties in the district. Marion County was the only county that Hachett won.
    In the spring, Hatchett won the Democratic primary to earn a second shot at Whitfield, who has represented the First District since he was elected in 1994.

  • Four vie for three soil district spots

    For the first time since 2004, local voters will have to choose who will serve on the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
    Three seats on the board are up this year, and four candidates have filed to run for supervisor in the Nov. 4 election.
    Three of the candidates are sitting supervisors, while one is a newcomer who has run for some other offices in recent years.
    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. ran for magistrate in the primary election, which was won by Craig Bishop, before signing up to run for soil conservation supervisor.

  • Pennies for Patients
  • UPDATE: Trick-or-treating hours

    Halloween is Friday, and trick-or-treating times have been set in cities throughout Marion County.

    In Lebanon, trick-or-treating will take place from 5-7:30 p.m., and Halloween at the Park has been set for 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Due to the impending weather, Halloween at the Park will be moved to the batting cages between the new baseball fields (which is the same place the event was held last year).

    In Bradfordsville and Loretto, trick-or-treating is scheduled for 5-7 p.m.
    In Raywick, treat-or-treaters are encouraged to be finished by sundown.

  • End of Daylight Saving Time is a good time to review your sleep habits

    Kentucky Health News

    Sunday, Nov. 2, is the end of Daylight Saving Time this year and for those who already sleep poorly, it might mean further disruption to their sleep patterns.
    Turning our clocks back one hour in the fall can be disruptive to our sleep patterns, says Sabrina Brem, an instructor at Columbia University School of Nursing, making a few suggestions to help with the transition:

  • Election Day is Nov. 4

    Marion County voters will be going to the polls Tuesday Nov. 4 to cast their ballots in contested races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Kentucky House, Soil Conservation District Board members, two districts of the Marion County Board of Education, and both division of the Kentucky Court of Appeals District 3.
    Registered voters who aren’t sure where to vote can find out one of two ways. The first is to call the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 270-692-2651,  preferably before Election Day.