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Today's News

  • Looking for dollars

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has dipped into its coffers twice this year to help fund the operation of the Marion County Detention Center. In many counties, the court paying for jail expenses would not be unusual, but in Marion County, the detention center operated without local tax money from December of 2003 through September of 2011.

    "I prepared the court that it would probably be a redline year," Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said. "I just didn't know the significance of what it would be."

  • The Caring Place's wish list

    There are approximately 15 women and children currently taking shelter at The Caring Place in Lebanon. With the holiday season upon us, those women and children can have a more joyful Christmas with the community's help, according to Delena Trent, executive director of The Caring Place.

  • Final performance of "Lovely in Danger" is Friday at Angelic Hall

    The final performance of the new, old-fashioned melodrama "Lovely in Danger" will be at 7 p.m., this Friday, Dec. 9, at Angelic Hall, 237 N. Spalding Ave., in Lebanon.

    "Lovely in Danger" is an old story as new as today's headlines. An evil banker plots to take away the home of a kindly lady and her niece. Will good triumph in the end? Come and see!

    The play features Lynn Farris, Stevie Lowery, Andy Colley, Beth Overgaauw, Christy Carpenter (and you)...

  • Marion County Public Library is unbound!

    The Marion County Public Library is now live with Kentucky Libraries Unbound. Library patrons in good standing now have access to e-books, online audio books, music and video downloads all through your library card. You can access the system through the MCPL's website at www.marioncopublic.org. Just click on catalogue and follow the directions from there. Call (270) 692-4698 with any questions.

  • Dog dumping dilemma

    Recent allegations of dogs being buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have caused a great deal of controversy, and the fallout is starting to cross county lines.

    Literally.

    Within the past three weeks, approximately 27 dogs have been dropped off at the Taylor County/Marion County line, according to Kay Turpin, Marion County Animal Control official.

    "We've never had this problem before. It's bad," she said. "Our shelter is packed to the brim."

  • Promotion

    When Teresa Margaret Hawkins learned that she would be awarded the rank of master sergeant, she knew exactly where she wanted to have her ceremony - Hawk's Place in Loretto.

    Normally, this ceremony would take place where Hawkins works, at the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Military Commission in Washington D.C.

    "I asked my leadership at work if I could share this special moment with dad and mom and my friends," Hawkins said.

  • Times changed for Marion County-Adair County basketball games

    Marion County will host Adair County in high school basketball double-header Tuesday, Dec. 6.

    However, the original order of the games has been changed.

    The boys will play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the girls game around 8 p.m.

  • Fiscal court meeting Dec. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Marion County Detention Center policy revisions

    - Marion County Sheriff's 2010 tax settlement audit report

    - Marion County Water District 2012 budget proposal

    - Approval of Jailer Barry Brady's request for 10-year service awards

    - Recognition of LMS Lady Patriots basketball team

  • Protect your home

    By Debra Stamper

    Guest columnist

    Third party tax purchasers can buy a homeowner's delinquent property tax bill and get the right to hold the debt, plus 12 percent interest, plus administrative fees, plus attorney's fees for up to 11 years as a first lien on a home. If the amounts due are not paid, the third party tax purchaser CAN FORECLOSE on the home. 

  • Run like a girl

    "Running is like celebrating your soul. There's so much it can teach us in life."

    - Molly Barker, founder and executive director of Girls on the Run

     

    Every time I step on the pavement in my running shoes, I make new observations of how life and running are so very similar.

    Life is hard. So is running.

    Both take dedication, heart, endurance, guts, strength and humility.