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Today's News

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

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  • Two Republicans seek state rep nomination

    State Rep. Terry Mills doesn't have any opposition in the Democratic primary election. But he will have a challenger in November for the 24th District seat, which now includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.
    J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville and Richard Treitz of Green County are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election. A third Republican candidate, Amber Rogers Dones of Hodgenville, has withdrawn from the race.
    Both LaRue and Treitz believe that something needs to change in Kentucky.

  • County closings for Easter weekend

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that local government offices will have changes from their regular hours to allow employees to attend Good Friday services if they desire.
    The Marion County Road Department will run a short work schedule on Friday, April 18, and the department will close as soon as the Friday trash collection routes are finished. Mattingly noted that sanitation crews may be running sooner than usual on Friday, so residents on those routes may want to put their trash out earlier than usual that day.

  • Marion County is state's 43rd healthiest county

    Marion County dropped four places in the latest county health rankings, but there is something more important in the data, according to Regan Hunt, the executive director of Kentucky Voices for Health.
    “There’s no way you can compare an Oldham County to a Pike County,” she said.
    Instead, she encourages citizens and local officials to compare their local data from year to year.

  • Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk raises $14,000
  • Numbers are improving at Marion County Detention Center

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said things are starting to improve financially at the Marion County Detention Center.
    "Looking at our stats from seven months ago, it's a significant change," Brady told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its April 10 meeting.
    In August, the detention center housed an average of 247 inmates per day, and the county received nearly $204,000 for housing state prisoners. Last month, the detention center housed an average of 290 inmates and received nearly $261,000 in revenue from the state.

  • Autism Fair is in Springfield April 26

    April is Autism Awareness Month and the Washington County Autism Support Group Inc. (WAGS INC.) is hosting the Autism Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the River of Life Church located at 1250 Highway 555 in Springfield. The event is free to the general public. There will be free kid games, a Wood Workshop sponsored by Lowes, vendor shopping, a silent auction, informational booths, door prizes, raffles, a balloon release and a special recognition ceremony for those affected by autism.
    Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and snacks will be available.

  • Written to read

    The Marion County Public Library hosted a gathering of local authors for Writers Day celebration on Sunday. Authors donated 20 percent of their sales at the event to the Marion County Friends of the Library.
     

  • NAACP scholarship applications at MCHS

    Applications for scholarships offered by the Marion County chapter of the NAACP are now available in the guidance counselor’s office at Marion County High School. The local NAACP chapter is giving out two $500 scholarships, one from the NAACP and one from the family of Verda Calhoun.  
    To apply, fill out an application and mail it to the address on the application form by Friday, May 2. Applicants are encouraged to start early because the application takes time and thought to complete.