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Today's News

  • It’s only hair, y’all

    “Is your hair naturally curly?”
    I have been asked that question hundreds of times.
    “You’re so lucky,” is the response I often receive after confirming that, yes, my hair is indeed naturally curly.
    Apparently, from what I’ve been told, many women would pay good money to have curls like mine.
    And, I will admit, it’s been a blessing because it’s so low-maintenance. I only get a haircut maybe once every two or three months. And, I don’t have to buy expensive hair products.

  • Tonight's basketball games have been cancelled

    The Marion County High School basketball games at Adair County scheduled for tonight, Jan. 21, have been cancelled, Marion County Athletic Director Robby Peterson announced.

    Those games have been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 3.

  • Marion County schools will be closed Friday

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 24, due to poor road conditions in the eastern part of the county and extremely cold temperatures, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. 

  • Tonight's basketball games have been cancelled

    The Marion County High School boys and girls basketball games with Campbellsville scheduled for Friday night, Jan. 17, have been cancelled due to the weather, according to Marion County Athletics Director Robby Peterson.

  • Letter from Texas inmate makes bomb threat against sheriff’s office, judicial center

     Thursday, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a letter threatening to place and detonate two bombs in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the courthouse.

    The letter was signed with the name Dillon Steele, according to Sheriff Jimmy Clements. The letter was addressed to the Marion County Court Clerk, but had the address of the David R. Hourigan Building, which is where the sheriff’s office is located.

  • Marion County schools are closed today

    Marion County Schools are closed today, Friday, Jan. 17.

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced that schools are closed due to isolated road conditions and anticipated weather during the day.

    The Marion County Public Library will have delayed opening today due to poor driving and parking conditions. The library will open at noon today.

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Request for funding for the “Chautauqua in the Schools” program

    - Proclamation of January at School Board Member Recognition Month

    - Proclamation of Jan. 17 at Rev. Tommy Calhoun Day in Marion County

  • Preschool, kindergarten registration is Jan. 24

     Marion County Public Schools kindergarten and preschool registration will be held at all elementary schools from noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24.

    If school is canceled on this day, registration will be moved to Friday, Jan. 31.

    Registration paperwork will be at the elementary school in the district in which you reside. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2014 should register for kindergarten classes. Students who are currently enrolled in the 4-year-old preschool program should also register for kindergarten.

  • Police, Secret Service investigating counterfeit bills

     The Lebanon Police and the Marion County are investigating incidents of counterfeit bills circulating in the community.

    Lebanon Police Officer Weston Kemp said he has recovered $220 in counterfeit bills. Lee’s, Little Caesar’s, US Bank, Five Star Food Mart and the Central Kentucky Industrial Tournament reported received counterfeit bills.

    Kemp said the counterfeit bills have either been $50 or $20 bills.

  • MoonPie meets MoonShine