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Today's News

  • 'Regular guy' seeks state house seat

    Leo Johnson says that it's time for a change in leadership in Frankfort. And he wants voters to elect a "regular guy" like himself instead of someone wanting to be a career politician.

    The Casey County Republican is challenging incumbent Terry Mills, D-Lebanon, for the 24th District House of Representatives seat which serves Casey, Marion and part of Pulaski County.

  • UPDATE: Tornado warning has expired; tornado watch remains in effect

    A tornado warning expired at 1:45 p.m., but a tornado watch remains in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon, Oct. 26, for Marion County and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service. 

    The tornado watch affects 80 Kentucky counties, including Marion County and all surrounding counties.

  • Judicial center project to be in December

    The Marion County Judicial Center Project, which broke ground in April, might be one of the few judicial center projects in the state to be completed on time, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    "The project has gone really smooth," he said.

    Substantial completion of the building is scheduled for Dec. 4, and occupancy of the building is scheduled for the first of the year, Mattingly said.

  • Council seeks more movement on nuisance properties

    The City of Lebanon may become more aggressive in pursuing action against nuisance properties.

    During the city council's Oct. 11 meeting, Councilman Kenny Marrett noted that the city's property maintenance ordinance allows the city to cite property owners as frequently as every 10 days. He noted that one property owner has already accumulated more than $4,000 in fines under the ordinance, but his fines could have exceeded $30,000 had he been cited as often as the ordinance allows.

  • Hybrid electric school bus takes to the road

    Increased fuel mileage and reduced emissions aren't common characteristics of a school bus, but that's changing in the state of Kentucky.

    Kentucky will soon have the distinction of having the largest hybrid electric school bus fleet in the nation, and Marion County was one of the 22 districts that received grant funding to purchase a hybrid school bus of its own.

  • Library will host Legislative Meet & Greet today

    Meet area legislators and show support for public libraries at the Legislative Meet & Greet Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library.

    Hosted by the state and local Friends of the Libraries and the libraries of Marion, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties, guests will have the opportunity to meet legislators, hear updates, ask questions and voice their support for libraries.

  • Danville eliminates Knights

     

    The young Knights didn't have enough firepower to keep up with powerhouse Danville on Thursday, bowing out 6-1 at Rebel Stadium in Danville during the second round of the district tournament.

    "I knew going in it was a tall order," Head Coach Greg Conley said. "Danville is ranked 12th in state and should be higher I think. They move the ball well and the turf (at Rebel Stadium) exposes our lack of speed."

  • Lady Knights clinch three-peat

     

    The Marion County High School volleyball team made program history Tuesday night of last week by winning an unprecedented third consecutive district championship.

    The Knights knocked off Taylor County 2-0 (25-19, 26-24) for the third straight year. The teams have played in the district championship in the last years, ever since they joined the same district.

  • Boyle bounces Lady Knights

     

    Boyle County was too much for the Marion County High School girls' soccer team to handle Tuesday of last week at Garrard County.

    The Lady Rebels knocked off the Lady Knights 8-0 in the second round of the district tournament.

    The Lady Knights opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over Taylor County on Monday of last week.

    Marion County finishes the season with a 4-13-4 record.

    Lady Knights Head Coach Hart Hagan could not be reached for comment Sunday night via phone or Monday morning via email.

  • Challenger speaks for 'working people'

    Ed Marksberry is a carpenter, a homebuilder and a real estate broker. This fall, he is seeking another job, U.S. Representative for Kentucky's Second District.

    Marksberry, 47, is the Democratic challenger facing incumbent Rep. Brett Guthrie, a Republican, on Nov. 2. Marksberry is running because of the differences he perceives between himself and Guthrie (see related story).