Today's News

  • Local angus breeders recognized nationally

    Kenn Heismann of Loretto and Twin Creek Angus of Bradfordsville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association® for having one registered angus cow included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder® Report.
    Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Marion County FFA students visit Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Blandford served as Sen. Higdon’s page
  • Junior Mister is March 24

    Junior Mister will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Marion County High School. The show has a super hero theme this year and there are 14 participants. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door.


    All proceeds from the event will go to The Make A Wish foundation to grant the wish of a critically ill child.

  • Court approves study for radon remediation at county building

    Radon levels remain too high for EPA recommendations at the David Hourigan Government Building.

    Keith Brock, the Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator, called this to the attention of the Marion County Fiscal Court in January. Brock said an initial radon test in the basement showed radon levels of 22.3 pCi/L. Radon is known carcinogen, and the EPA recommends short term follow-up testing when levels are between 8 and 100 pCi/L, Brock wrote.

  • Court approves rates for animal shelter services

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved new rates for services offered at the Marion County Animal Shelter. The magistrates approved the rates during their March 1 meeting.

    The new rates are as follows:

    - Boarding fees for Washington County animals or animals quarantined for rabies is $5 per day. The fee for litters from Washington County are $5 per puppy.

    - Private euthanasia for animals under 50 pounds is $50 and for animals over 50 pounds is $100.

  • County projected to receive $1.14 million in state road funding

    The Kentucky Department of Highways has allocated $1,136,423 for rural secondary roads in Marion County.

    Josh Hornbeck of the department's Elizabethtown office spoke with the Marion County Fiscal Court during its March 1 meeting. He explained the department's priorities in the county for the coming year.

    They are, in order:

    - KY 337 from the Taylor-Marion County line to KY 49 (Bradfordsville Road)

  • Population count has increased at county jail

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady reported that the inmate population at the Marion County Detention Center is as high as it has been since 2009.

    The detention center has seen declining revenue in recent years as a result of state efforts to release prisoners early, which saves the state money. Recently, the Marion County Detention Center was approved for additional beds for a substance abuse program.

  • Open burn class March 13 at Loretto City Hall

    Individuals interested in learning the regulations affecting open burning in Kentucky are invited to participate in a "Learn Before You Burn" class.

    The class is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Loretto City Hall, 140 School Drive in Loretto.

    Open burning poses health risks for everyone, especially children, the elderly and those with existing health issues. The class will explain ways to reduce those risks and how to avoid illegal burning.

  • Living life on life's terms

    As a recent graduate of the 11th Circuit Drug Court, Ashley knows exactly how it feels to be addicted to drugs and alcohol.

    "It gets to the point at the end where you don't care if you live or die," she said. "You're too scared to live, and you're too scared to die."

    While drug court is considered "completely confidential", according to District Judge Amy Anderson, Ashley is one of two program participants who agreed to share their stories using only their first names.