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Today's News

  • Pet monkeys confiscated, owner fined

    Having two exotic pets proved to be costly for a Marion County woman. In addition to surrendering her pets to a primate rescue organization, she was ordered to pay $393 in court costs, fines, fees, taxes and restitution to a primate rescue organization.   "It just took my heart," Wanda Skaggs said.

    Skaggs, 54, of 2550 St. Matthews Cemetery Road in Finley had two pet marmosets, according to the uniform citation issued by Jeremy McQueary of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Marion County raises $36,500 for Crusade for Children

    Fire departments in Marion County, along with hundreds of fire departments across the state, managed to raise more than $5.3 million for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    Marion County contributed more than $36,500 to the 57th annual WHAS Crusade for Children, which helps children with special needs. This year's total tops last year's by more than $11,000. It's the most raised since 2005.

    The Gravel Switch Volunteer Fire Department received the "Walton" award for their increase in donations to the Crusade. 

  • Lebanon budget work session scheduled for Monday

    The Lebanon City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. to hold a work session on the 2010-11 budget. The meeting will be a city hall.

  • The fight for her life

    A cavity - her very first cavity in fact - quite possibly saved Lori Jo Milby's life.

    And while some tooth decay is what eventually led to her being diagnosed with cancer, it has been Lori Jo's brush with death that has given her a new appreciation for life, especially all of the little things that make it, as she would say, awesome.

    "You don't ever thank God for cavities, but thank God," Lori Jo said. "If I had never found that cavity in my tooth I may not have been here in a few years."

  • Track team fares well at state

    A school record fell and Marion County High School was three inches away from crowning their first state champion after the KHSAA Class AA state track meet on Thursday.

    Jassmine Franklin was the star for the Lady Knights, breaking her own 100-meter hurdles record after setting it a week earlier.

    Franklin was also the early favorite to win the girl's high jump, coming in as the highest seed.

    "She had a pretty shot," Track Head Coach Robby Peterson said. "She's been fighting that ankle for half a season."

  • Old Mill Days is this weekend

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual celebration, Old Mill Days, June 11-13. The festival kicks off Friday evening at 5 p.m. with a water balloon toss, three-legged races, sack races, a flea market, t-shirts and face-painting.

    A pet contest and the Old Mill Days Beauty Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Clogging will take place at 6:30, and music, hula hooping and jump roping will start at 8 p.m.

  • Ride for Relay

    My name is Debbie Drury and I am an 11-year breast cancer survivor.

    With all the horrible things I had heard about this disease, I was absolutely petrified of what I had to look forward to. After a mastectomy (which made me feel so ugly), six months of chemo (which made me so sick) and six surgeries later, including another mastectomy, I was so tired and worn out I didn't know if I was gonna make it or not but I did and I'm here now.

  • County has new 4-H agent

    Rebecca Hill started her new job as the Marion County 4-H extension agent last week, but she's already impressed with what she's seen, including the shooting sports club, the livestock club and weekly craft classes.

    "They've been going on even without an agent, so that says a lot about how great the volunteers are here in Marion County," said Hill, 22.

    Hill replaces Julie Howell, who left the 4-H position in January of 2009.

  • School board receives tentative budget

    As the state legislature was working to approve a budget during last week's special session, the Marion County Board of Education received a tentative version of its budget for the 2010-11 school year.

    Lisa Caldwell, the district finance director, presented the initial budget proposal to the board members during a special-called meeting May 25.

    "Don't get too wrapped up in this tentative budget," Caldwell said. "The real work is to come with the working budget, which isn't due until August or September."

  • Lady Knights bow out to region champs

    Marion County continued their sparkling postseason play but it wasn't enough to conquer eventual Fifth Region champs Green County on Tuesday of last week at Central Hardin.

    The Marion County High School softball team trailed 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning. Green County sophomore pitcher Kasey Estes, who hurled a perfect game in the first round, was nearly unhittable against the Lady Knights.

    Allison Mattingly and Evan Thompson finally solved Estes and reached base to begin the inning. With runners at second and third and two outs, Coco May went to bat.