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Today's News

  • Historical marker dedicated to Camp Crittenden

    The Kentucky Historical Society recently dedicated a historical marker that notes the importance of Camp Crittenden in the Civil War.
    Dedication ceremonies took place June 27 at the Lebanon National Cemetery, which is located on Highway 208 in Lebanon.

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

  • Chamber director resigns

    Stacy Mattingly has resigned as the executive director of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    In a letter received July 3 by the chamber’s board of directors, Mattingly expressed her gratitude to the current and past board members. Mattingly has served as the chamber director since 2008.

    “I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had and I’ve learned,” she wrote.

  • No garbage pick-up Friday

    There will be no garbage pickup Friday, July 3, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Friday garbage will be picked up on Monday, July 6.  

    Also, the county judge’s, PVA and county clerk’s offices will be closed on Friday, July 3.

  • Flash flood watch extended to 8 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has extended a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4.

    According to the weather service, storms are expected to decrease this evening, but even brief downpours could lead to localized flooding.

  • Loretto teen injured in accident

    At 2:38 p.m., July 1, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a one-vehicle collision with injuries on Highway 49 (Loretto Road) approximately two miles south of Loretto. Hope Riggs, 18, of Loretto was operating a 2002 Pontiac traveling north when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and came to rest in a creek. Riggs was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Sheriff Courtney Deering investigated.

     

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Fair board association request for 2015-16 KALF renewal

    • Approval of pauper funeral

  • Sluggers win tournament

    Marion County 8U Sluggers won the third annual Whitney Roberts Tournament in Lexington July 27-28, playing seven games to take the championship. Pictured, front row from left, are Gracie Benningfield, Maggie Jo Benningfield, Tori Gribbins, Kendra Gaddie, Graycn Mattingly and Coach Mark Caldwell; middle row from left, are Coach Daniel Mattingly, Reece Caldwell, Caitlynn Brady, Laurel Cochran, Chloe Cox and Rose Caldwell; back row from left, are Coach Kirby Gribbins and Head Coach Mike Benningfield.

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet is Aug. 1

    Question of the week: In how many states can you hunt elk?
    Well, I don’t know either!
    What I do know is you can hunt them in Kentucky!
    What are the odds of getting drawn to hunt one of those Kentucky elk?

  • 9-10 softball team is state bound

    By Casey Sowers

    Sports correspondent

    Since 2007, Marion County has had either one or both Little League softball teams competing in the state competition.