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  • Moving forward

    In April of 2014, Marion County Public Schools hosted a strategic planning summit and invited members of the community to help them develop big dreams for the district. District officials organized another summit April 14 at Centre Square to update the public on its progress.
    Mike Cecil, chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, opened last week’s session by saying that more than 100 “dreamers” attended the 2014 event. This year, he said around 150 “believers” took part in the summit.

  • Benefit fund established for recent burglary and rape victim

    Friends and concerned citizens, Kathy Hawthorne and Laura Etta Smith, are administrating an account set up to receive donations for the benefit of a Lebanon woman who was severely injured during a burglary at her home on April 17.

  • Lebanon woman injured in burglary Friday

    A Lebanon woman is listed in satisfactory condition at University Hospital in Louisville after she was attacked in her home on Friday.

    The 62-year-old victim was attacked in the morning April 17 at 220 E. Chandler Street. At 3:17 a.m. Friday, the Lebanon Police responded to a call reporting that someone was trying to break into her house.

    When the police arrived on the scene, they requested Marion County EMS, who transported the victim to Spring View Hospital. She was later transported to U of L.

  • School district conducting survey on 'non-traditional' make-up days

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser released the following announcement on Friday, April 17:

  • Arrest made after attempted robbery

    A Lebanon man has been arrested after he tried to rob Salem Shell on Thursday, April 16.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, at 5:29 a.m. Lebanon Police responded to a hold up alarm at Salem Shell. John Michael Crisp, 18, of 128 Hamilton Heights was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted robbery and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

    No one was injured during the incident

    Officer Tyler Finn was the investigating officer.

  • School board meets at 6 p.m. today

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    -Campbellsville University student recognition

    - Superintendent report

    - NSBA Conference report

    - Finance report

    - Committees update

    1. Substitute Data Committee

    2. Public Comment Committee

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m.  Thursday, April 16, at the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda includes the following

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Presentation on refinancing judicial center building bonds by Lonnie Campbell of KACO and Keith Brock of civic finance

    • Consider allowing Bradfordsville to dispose of large items at the transfer station on May 9

  • Body found in woods identified as missing Loretto man

    The body of a deceased male found in woods west of Loretto has been identified as Bryan Alexander Roberts, 29, of 535 Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Roberts was reported missing by his fiancee on March 10, the day after Marion County deputies responded to a report that Roberts may have harmed himself during domestic situation at his residence.

  • $1,000 reward offered in animal abuse case

    The Marion County Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a recent case of animal abuse.
    According to Marion County Animal Control Officer Kay Turpin, the remains of a dog were found in Raywick last week, and the animal’s front paws, back paws and mouth had been tied up with green twine.

  • A Day for Writers

    The Friends of the Library hosted Authors Day at the Marion County Public Library for writers with local ties to meet readers and sell a few books. A portion of the proceeds from those sales went to the Friends.