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Today's News

  • School will start at regular time Wednesday with Plan B bus routes

    Marion County Public Schools will be in session at the normal time on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

    However, the district will be using the Plan B bus routes in the morning and the afternoon.

  • Severe weather alert issued for Wednesday night, Thursday

    Light snow accumulations are possible Wednesday night and Thursday. According to the the National Weather Service, the best chance for light accumulations is over the Lake Cumberland region of Kentucky.

    One to two inches of snow are possible. By the end of the day Thursday, lighter accumulations are possible farther north and west. Additional winter weather advisories could be posted over the next 24 hours.

  • Local bridal fair not just for brides

    If you are planning an event, getting married, or going to the prom, the upcoming bridal fair at Centre Square in Lebanon is for you.
    According to Lee Guilfoil, co-owner of Willie Martin’s in Lebanon and one of the organizers of the bridal fair, the event will show off the talent and services that are available right here in Marion County and surrounding communities.

  • Kinder Morgan continues push to abandon pipeline

    As part of a plan to repurpose 964 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids, Kinder Morgan has filed paperwork with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    Kinder Morgan filed its abandonment petition with FERC on Feb. 13, according to an email from State Senator Jimmy Higdon. He added that the public comment period for this project has not yet begun, but when it does, people will be able to submit comments electronically through www.ferc.gov.

  • Dedication of a lifetime

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    A lifetime achievement award is intended for someone who has dedicated countless years of service to a cause or a community. It’s someone who has stepped up to the plate to lead when direction is needed. That description could not be more apt for Dr. John W. Cecconi, the winner of the 2015 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    Kenny Marrett of the Marion County Jobs Consortium presented an update on changes at the Marion County Area Technology Center at last week's Marion County Fiscal Court meeting. The court approved allowing $20,000 in previously allocated funds to be used toward the purchase of 23 computers and software for 3D "Solid Works" CAD training at a cost of $25,000, adapters and accesssories for the automotive lab to get a new brake lathe at a cost of $2,800, and a PLC trainer and equipment for the industrial maintenance department at a cost of $2,300.

  • Marion County native hosting music variety show

    Mary Kutter is helping bring back variety shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
    The Marion County native is hosting “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” on BRTV Cable Channel 19 in Bardstown and WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM.
    The show will feature rising Kentucky artists, including comedians, bands, instrumentalists and songwriters along with established Nashville performers.
    The show is the brainchild of Roth Stratton, the managing partner of the stations.

  • MCPS family nights have been rescheduled

    Due to the inclement weather last week, Marion County Public Schools have rescheduled the family nights for migrant and Japanese families.
    The migrant family night is now scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the community education center on Harrison Street.
    The Japanese family night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, also at the community education center.
     

  • Kentucky authors to visit for March 5 event

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    It may not seem like it, but the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future just turned 10 years old.
    You may not have heard of the non-profit organization until five years, three years or even just a year ago, but Sr. Claire McGowan and the New Pioneers have been hard at work for a decade trying to send the message of the importance of preserving the world around us, and on Thursday, March 5 they’ll celebrate that decade of progress.

  • Hosparus focus is on quality of life

    John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.
    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.
    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.