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Today's News

  • Animal control official at Bradfordsville March 14

    Sarah Gribbins of Marion County Animal Shelter is coming to Bradfordsville to discuss pet owner responsibilities and the Bradfordsville animal ordinance.
    Gribbins will attend the Bradfordsville City Commissioners meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 14 at the civic center.
    All pet owners in the community are encouraged to attend.

  • Jim Beam warehouses remain under discussion

    Local officials remain in contact with the Beam Company about the possible construction of additional Maker's Mark warehouses. During the March 6 Marion County Industrial Foundation meeting, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said they have told distillery representatives that they would like the warehouses to be built here.
    Mattingly added that Beam officials have asked for improvements on the road leading to Maker's Mark in anticipation of increased tourist traffic in that area.
    In other matters:

  • Sweet and Sour 16

    The Marion County Lady Knights became the first girls basketball team to reach the state final, but lost to Manual, 58-54, in the championship game.

    More on the Lady Knights at the Sweet 16 in Sports.

  • City workers honored for reliable service

    They maintain public streets and care for our parks. They clean our water. They protect and serve our citizens, and they perform countless other services every day.
    The employees of the City of Lebanon usually do their jobs without thanks, but this year, they were the recipients of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's President's Award. The award was presented by past Chamber President Trina Sandusky. She said she looked back over the many chamber events and realized the city employees were a constant presence at all of them.

  • County residents should know radon levels

    You can't avoid it completely, and it can cause cancer. However, you can take steps to reduce your exposure to it.
    "It" is radon, and it is common in central Kentucky.
    "The radon that's in Marion County is here as a result of the geology, specifically the black shale," said Keith Brock, the Marion County Solid Waste and Environmental Coordinator.
    Radon is produced by the natural decay of uranium, which is found in nearly all soils, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Sheer Delight

    Cue balls, chrome domes and Kojak wanna-bes will be on display this Saturday during the 2012 St. Baldrick's Day.
    Once again, Marion Countians will be lining up to have their heads shaved to raise money to fight children's cancer from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 at the St. Augustine School gymnasium.
    "We just think it's a great, worthwhile cause to sponsor," said Sheila Lanham of the Citizen's National Bank St. Baldrick's committee.

  • Weathering the storm

    Storms can wreak havoc on our lives.
    The folks in West Liberty can attest to that after a tornado ripped through their community March 2.
    After experiencing such devastation and loss, it's hard to imagine picking up the pieces and moving on. In fact, it almost seems impossible.
    But, it's not.
    There's always hope.
    That's the message Dr. David B. Whitlock shares in his recently published book, "Surviving the Storms of Life: How to Triumph in Tragedy."

  • Continue to remember tornado victims

  • House makes its budget proposal

    For the last several years, the biggest challenge facing the General Assembly and Governor Steve Beshear has been keeping the state on track as it weathers the toughest worldwide recession in more than 70 years.

  • Unfair labor practices and bullies in the workplace

    By Roger Mattingly
    Guest columnist

    I believe there is a lot of injustice going on here in Marion County. The injustice I'm speaking about pertains to the way that many employers are treating their employees in our work force. It's past and long overdue for someone to speak out about these types of issues.
    Employees deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, fairness and non-discrimination practices. They need to be treated like people instead of animals or robots. Employees need to be listened to, whenever they have a legitimate complaint.