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Today's News

  • Bills aim to shine light on public pensions

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky taxpayers spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year providing pensions for government employees, including state lawmakers, without knowing who gets what.
    State law shields information about individual pensions from public scrutiny. Although salary data is publicly available for local and state government workers and elected officials, once they retire, their pensions are exempt from the Kentucky Open Records Act.

  • All schools to start at 8:16 a.m.

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced last week that all Marion County Public Schools would begin starting their day at 8:16 a.m., this week.
    So far this year, Schlosser said every school in the district has started at different times. In some cases, students were going to class and starting their work, but schools weren’t getting credit for that time. For example, Glasscock Elementary’s official start time has been 8:25 a.m., but students actually went to class at 8:10 a.m.

  • Sew on and sew on

    The Marion County Heritage Center served as a showcase for the Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show on Saturday.
    The show took place Feb. 1, a week after it was originally scheduled, but the visitors didn’t seem to mind the calendar change.
    “It’s like eye candy. I just can’t get enough,” Ann Mattingly said.
    Mattingly is a quilter, and she said coming to the show gives her ideas for future projects. Mattingly came to the show with her mother, Wendy Dye, who is also the person who taught her how to quilt.

  • Not so Hot-lanta

    Erica Ferguson of Lebanon and her boyfriend David Chavez of Brownsville got to see firsthand just how crippling a few inches of snow can be when they drove through Atlanta last week.
    "It was seriously like 'The Walking Dead.' People were just panicking," Ferguson said. "It was awful."
    Chavez agreed.
    "If there were zombies walking around, it would have been exactly like that," he said. "I saw a grown man cry."

  • No road tests for new drivers today in Marion County

    The Marion County Circuit Clerk's office has announced there will be no
    road test for drivers' licenses today in Marion County.

    Call 270-692-2681 to set up another appointment.

  • Time is precious in an emergency

    We know that seconds matter especially in an emergency, and for that reason, it’s good that Marion County and Lebanon city officials appear to be on the same page with regard to implementing enhanced 911.
    It’s also unfortunate that it’s taken decades to get to this point.
    Last week, the Enhanced 911 Advisory Committee held a public meeting, which also included city and county officials and emergency personnel.

  • Tonight's high school basketball games have been canceled

    The Marion County High School basketball games at Adair County scheduled for Feb. 3 have been canceled due to the road conditions, according to Marion County Athletics Director Robby Peterson.

  • No school Tuesday for Marion County schools

    Due to the road conditions Marion County schools are closed Tuesday, Feb. 4, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser has announced.

  • Water supply must be monitored during this extreme cold

     

  • Cold weather not causing many garden troubles...yet