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Today's News

  • Don't ever give up on your dreams

    Nothing makes me more excited for people than when I see them going after their dreams. I am so lucky that my line of work gives me the opportunity to see every day people reaching out for what they want and either getting a hold of it, or are coming pretty close to finally getting there. I’ve met a lot of people lately that truly inspire me by the determination they have, enough that it often brings tears to my eyes. 

  • Legislature overrides budget and tax vetoes

    By State Representative Brandon Reed
     
    This past week, the legislature overrode the governor’s vetoes of a pro-education budget and comprehensive tax reform. I was proud of these measures, which placed a high priority on providing record funding to our pension systems, increasing per-pupil education funding, and allowing working Kentuckians to keep more of their take-home pay.

  • Early dismissal of Marion County students for Friday April 13

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced Wednesday afternoon that she has elected to dismiss students early this Friday, in order to allow teachers and staff the opportunity to travel to Frankfort in wake of pension reform bill.

  • Tri-County Kentucky United Way announces 2018 funding

    The Tri-County Kentucky United Way’s Allocations Committee, which is comprised of local volunteers, reviewed grant applications, visited agencies that requested funding, and met to discuss how to effectively and efficiently allocate the funds donated in 2017 for the 2018 calendar year.

    Tri-County Kentucky United Way is happy to announce that $200,000 has been allocated to 35 programs in Marion, Nelson and Washington counties for 2018.  

  • 2018-2019 SBDM parent election will be held April 18

    Marion County High School will have parent election for the 2018–19 school site-based council. The election will take place in the school foyer from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. To be a candidate you must have a child enrolled at the high school at the present time.
    Nominations are due to the school secretary in the school office no later than 3 p.m. on April 13. The nomination form has been sent home with every underclassman, including freshmen class at Marion County Knight Academy, or parents can be pick up a form at the school office.

  • Dwindling dairies

    Two Marion County dairy farms are being forced to not only reconsider their business, but their way of life, after Dean Foods ended their milk-buying contracts.

    Mark and Debby Mattingly, and brothers Michael and Brent Masterson are currently searching for a new company to sell their milk to, with a very short window of time left before their contract expires. 

  • Elementary school student art show

     

    The Marion County elementary school student art show is sponsored annually by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council to emphasize the council’s support for fine arts instruction in elementary schools. The children are so proud to show off their creativity and hard work to their families and the public. Works from all five elementary schools were displayed March 22-23 at the Marion County Heritage Center. More than 300 student works were shown.

  • Over a barrel

    It’s the multi-million dollar question that’s on the minds of many Marion Countians … Is Maker’s Mark Distillery going to build more warehouses? And, if so, where?

    Last year, Maker’s Mark CEO Rob Samuels attended the Marion County Fiscal Court’s meeting on Dec. 21, 2017, and asked the county for industrial revenue bonds to build additional warehouses. The court hasn’t publicly discussed Samuels’ request since then. 

  • Tungate is speaker at scholarship fund gala
  • Exciting improvements for Marion County Public Library on the horizon

    Marion County Public Library staff shared details about the new innovative features the new library will offer to the public in the fall during the Marion County Economic Development Office’s First Friday Forum on April 6.

    Amy Morgeson, director of the Marion County Public Library, said improvements to the library have been 24 years in the making, with years of planning, and an application for a grant to make everything possible.