• Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs

    For nearly a month now, the county has been busy distributing free signs for people to use to post their address number on their property, which is now a county-wide law. The entire first week of February there were lines of people at the county judge’s office picking up their numbered signs. The county actually ran out of numbers and have kept Nukem Graphics extremely busy.
    As of Feb. 13, 3,988 signs had been distributed and there were approximately 5,800 left.

  • Local organization receives federal grant to support senior volunteer service

    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that the Central Kentucky Community Action Council will receive a Senior Corps RSVP grant of $72,004 to support 160 RSVP volunteers serving in Hardin and Nelson counties.

  • Sen. Rand Paul to hold town hall in Marion County
  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus is March 5

    What: 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus

    When: Saturday, March 5 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

    Where: Marion County Library, 201 East Main Street, Lebanon

    Who: All Kentucky Republicans (registered to vote by Dec. 31, 2015)

    How: On March 5, a Republican voter may go to their county caucus location anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time to vote for a Republican nominee for president by secret ballot.

  • Peggy Downs files for school board seat

    Peggy Downs, 55, of 830 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon filed Thursday, Feb. 4, for the District 4 school board seat, currently held by Michael Cecil. The District No. 4 seat represents the precincts of St. Charles, Loretto, Holy Cross, and St. Francis.
    Downs was employed by the Marion County Board of Education for approximately 22 years working as a bus driver, coach, secretary and substitute teacher. She ran for the District 4 seat in 2008, and during a special election in 2010.
    The District 4 school board seat will be decided during the General Election on Nov. 8.

  • Marion County is moving forward

    The Marion County Office of Economic Development continues to invest heavily in training the county’s future workforce and recruiting skilled workers locally and beyond, according to Executive Director Tom Lund who presented his 2015 annual report to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Enhanced 911 services near complete

    If there is a medical emergency at your home, time is of the essence.
    Now that E-911 services in Marion County are near complete, local emergency services personnel are more prepared and equipped to respond directly to your home as quickly as possible.

  • Marion County receives grant to clean up illegal dump

    Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced last week approximately $1.75 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 139 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth, including Marion County.
    The illegal dump that will be cleaned up in Marion County is the Duane Schlabach dump site in Gravel Switch, which has an estimated 13,015 cubic yards of waste, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    The grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund.