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Today's News

  • Lady Knights face tough competition in Ohio

    The Marion County girls’ basketball teams will travel to Pickerington, Ohio to play in the Key Bank Holiday Cage Classic beginning Dec. 28 and wrapping up on Dec. 30. The Lady Knights will face some tough competition throughout this classic. There are eight teams in the field, and nearly all of them are ranked very high in their respective states/divisions.  

  • Early Files 12-22-10

    130 years ago          Dec. 8, 1880

  • Small ruminant grazing conference Jan. 15 in E-town

    By Aimee Nielson
    UK Department of Agriculture

    Small ruminant production is on the rise in Kentucky, as farmers realize the potential of raising sheep and goats in the commonwealth.

  • Firetruck overturns in Bradfordsville

    A Bradfordsville fire truck slid off the road and overturned while responding to a report of a one-vehicle accident at 11:36 p.m. Dec. 15.

    Bradfordsville firefighters Kevin Purdom and Dustin Hoeck were taking a 1976 Mack fire truck to assist the vehicle. They were traveling on Hwy. 49 south of Bradfordsville when the truck left the roadway.

  • Four county officials take oath of office

    Four Marion County elected officials took the oath of office shortly after noon Dec. 20 at the Marion County courthouse.

  • Holiday will affect garbage pick-up

    The county will not pick up garbage Friday, Dec. 24, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced. Christmas Eve is a holiday for county employees.

    The normal Friday pick-up will take place Monday, Dec. 27, in addition to the regular Monday pick-up.

    Because this will be a double pick-up day, sanitation trucks may run earlier than usual, and county residents are advised to put their trash out earlier than usual on Dec. 27.

  • No injuries in Woodlawn Avenue fire

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a fire Dec. 15 at 339 N. Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon. The fire was reported to the Lebanon Police Department at 9:23 p.m.

    Betty Jones, who rents the house, and another unknown person were inside at the time of the fire, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly. Both adults escaped unharmed.

  • County approves budget for county clerk, sheriff and water district

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the 2011 budgets for the Marion County clerk's office, the sheriff's office and the Marion County Water District during its Dec. 16 meeting.

    The county clerk's budget estimated for 2011 is $2.74 million. This is a decrease from the 2010 budget, which County Clerk Karen Spalding estimated will be near $3 million.

  • County approves budget for county clerk, sheriff and water district

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the 2011 budgets for the Marion County clerk's office, the sheriff's office and the Marion County Water District during its Dec. 16 meeting.

    The county clerk's budget estimated for 2011 is $2.74 million. This is a decrease from the 2010 budget, which County Clerk Karen Spalding estimated will be near $3 million.

  • Ready to work

    Denitra Cowherd wants to find a good job.

    "I've been looking for a long time," she said.

    Cowherd said she's been looking since 2007, but she sounded hopeful as she filled out job applications Dec. 16 on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. She was one of nearly 500 people who stopped at the job fair organized by the Marion County Office of Economic Development.