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Today's News

  • She’s Country

    “She’s Country.”
    That was the theme for the 2014 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman program, and it describes this year’s winner, Bailey Spalding, to a tee.
    She’s grown up enjoying her “Pepaw’s” farm in Arbuckle, she studied agri-business during the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer and she’s taking several agriculture courses during her senior year at Marion County High School.
    Heck, she’s even preg-checked a cow.
    It doesn’t get any more country than that.

  • E911 committee discusses addressing requirements

    Emergency services representatives, county and city officials and Lebanon Postmaster Tony Young met July 31 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center to discuss countywide addressing standards.
    County Attorney Joe Mattingly prepared the draft ordinance.
    The discussion covered some suggested changes to the specific language in the ordinance, but the intent is to establish more uniform addressing throughout Marion County, including requiring address numbers to be visibly posted throughout the county.
    The ordinance covers a range of addressing issues, such as:

  • The history of Junior Miss

    To commemorate Marion County's 50th Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman program, the Marion County Heritage Center hosted a special event Friday, Aug. 2, to unveil a new permanent exhibit dedicated to the program. The exhibit includes items donated from several past winners.
     

  • Governor's son representing controversial pipeline company

    By Ryan Quinn
    The State Journal

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s son, attorney Andrew Beshear, is representing a company working to build a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline through Kentucky.
    Andrew Beshear visited the state Public Service Commission with pipeline representatives in April.

  • How to withdraw or rescind permission to survey land
  • Pipeline debate headed to Elizabethtown

    By Marty Finley
    Landmark News Service

    An Oklahoma pipeline company proposing a controversial natural gas liquids pipeline to run through a series of Kentucky counties will make its case Thursday, Aug. 8, for the route during an open house in Elizabethtown.

  • County says no to Bluegrass Pipeline

    The Marion County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution concerning the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Thursday, and magistrates voiced their concerns about the impact it could have on the community and its landowners.

  • Spring View CEO retiring

    Ruth McDaniel is stepping down as the chief executive officer of Spring View Hospital.
    McDaniel announced last week that she will be retiring on Aug. 31.
    “I have enjoyed the last three years at Spring View. It was a pleasure getting to know the people here and I will certainly miss everyone,” she wrote in a statement about her decision.
    McDaniel has served as the CEO since June 21, 2010.
    Judy Gaddie, the chairwoman of the Spring View Board of Trustees, said McDaniel has been a tremendous asset to the hospital and to the community.

  • Heavy rains hurt tobacco crop

    A year can make a big difference, especially in agriculture.
    In 2012, a dry, hot summer caused problems for corn crops in Marion County.
    But this year, excessive rain in early July had a detrimental effect on the local tobacco crop.
    David Kessler, the Marion County extension agent for agriculture, said the county received between eight and 14 inches of rain from June 26 through July 12.

  • Letters to the editor - Aug. 7, 2013

    Say no to Bluegrass Pipeline
    We wish to commend all members of Marion County Fiscal Court for passage of the resolution to protect the health, safety, and property rights of citizens in this county against those private out-of-state interests involved with the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    In this, our day of often lagging and unresponsive governmental leadership, our faith in fundamentals of the American way has been restored.