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Today's News

  • Students can register now for summer scholarship program

    This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31.  
    The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

  • 5-13-15 Marion County Public Schools Writing Spotlight

     

  • Dear FERC, the nuns are watching

    The deadline to submit comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the Tennessee Gas Pipeline is approaching quickly.
    May 18 is the last day FERC will be accepting comments related to a possible environmental assessment related to Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s plans to repurpose a portion of that natural gas line to carry natural gas liquids. The plan includes selling the repurposed lines to Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline. Both Tennessee Gas and UMTP are subsidiaries of Kinder Morgan.

  • Kentucky National Guard Memorial to be dedicated May 25
  • Tourism industry is crucial for state’s economy and way of life

    Next year, Kentucky’s tourism industry will mark a major milestone when Mammoth Cave celebrates the 200th anniversary of its first commercial tour.
    The world’s longest cave is our country’s second-oldest paid attraction, trailing only Niagara Falls, and it and the surrounding national park have since become a major destination. It draws more than two million visitors a year above ground, and about a fourth of those tour the sights below.

  • Place matters in economic success

    By Edna Berger

    When I moved to Elizabethtown in the 1970s, I immediately felt connected to this community. I saw right away that this was a place with so much to offer, all driven by people who truly cared.
    I still recall when my child’s principal knew who I was and where I worked even though we had never met. I was blown away, but that’s just the sort of thing that turns a city into a quality community.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating attempted break in at Gribbins Grocery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted break-in at Gribbins Grocery in Gravel Switch. According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, deputies responded to an alarm call at the grocery at 11:42 p.m. on May 11. Upon their arrival, they discovered that someone had attempted to break in by prying open a window. The perpetrators had fled the scene prior to the deputies arrival. Evidence at the scene was collected in hopes of identifying the persons involved. Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated.
     

  • Two injured in accident Monday

    Two men were airlifted from the scene of a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

    Gary Deering, 62, and Quentin M. Taylor, 28, both of Lebanon, were flown out by helicopters after the vehicle they were in left the roadway and struck a rock-lined ditch during a heavy rainstorm, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 10 p.m. Monday, May 11.

    According to the weather service, a line of showers and thunderstorms could move across the area this afternoon and evening. These storms could produce damaging winds and large hail along with brief, heavy rain and lightning, the weather service reported.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous

    • Sue Porter with KACO on renewal of insurance 

    • Annual audit report 

    • Request for Relay for Life sponsorship

    • Request from fair board