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  • Inmate gets 12 months for assault charge

    Kendrick C. Brown, 24, of the Marion County Detention Center was sentenced to 12 months in prison for fourth-degree assault. His sentence will be served concurrent with his sentence in a federal case.
    This was amended from an original charge of third-degree assault (inmate assault on a corrections employee).

    In other circuit court news:
    - Tracey Scott Smith, 42, of Mock Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, and third-degree assault.

  • Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky scholastics award winner

    Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholastics award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program. Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, competed in the program Friday and Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Kassie Miller representing Taylor County won the competition. More images can be seen at the following website: www.carpe-imago.smugmug.com.
     

  • Board makes 'progress' in work session

    The Marion County Board of Education used a Jan. 15 work session to reach a consensus about its mid-year superintendent's evaluation and to create committees to look at its public comment policy and the possibility of random drug screenings for school employees.
    The board also discussed how it would evaluate proposals for a guaranteed energy savings contract after they are opened on Jan. 26.
    Toward the end of the meeting, Board Chairman Mike Cecil asked if they liked having a work session.
    The board's newest member, Kaelin Reed, was in favor of it.

  • Gootee wins preliminary scholarship award

    Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholarship award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program.

    Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, also performed her talent, a piano piece by Ludwig van Beethoven, on Friday evening.

    The Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program concluded Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.

  • Marion Circuit Clerk's Office closed Monday

    The Marion Circuit Clerk’s office will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
     

  • Retired teacher dies in Thursday accident

    Retired Marion County teacher Mary Lewis has died.

    Lewis, 69, was involved in a two-vehicle accident around noon Thursday at the intersection of Depot Street and Walnut Street in Lebanon.

    "It appears something happened to her before they even hit. She was slumped over when she crossed into the intersection," said Lebanon Police Officer Allen Corbett, who investigated the accident.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until 4 p.m.

     The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m. for central and southern Kentucky.

    According to the weather forecast indicates at this afternoon (Jan. 15) up to one inch of snow is possible, which could lead to snow-covered roads and slick driving conditions. 

  • School board holding special-called meeting Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at the board office.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    • Call to Order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    • Communications/Work Session

    - Discussion - Superintendent Evaluation

    - Discussion - Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

    - Discussion - Policy and Procedure (public comment)

    - Discussion - Staff Drug Testing

  • The Bretts Show at Centre Square Feb. 26

    The Bretts Show is not your average family variety show. This dynamic family produces a power-packed, two-hour entertainment experience that combines the best in music, lighting, video, dance, comedy and genuine artistry. The Bretts Show mixes timeless classics, current chart-topping hits and award-winning original music, and includes a host of fun surprises for the entire family. The Bretts Show will be on stage at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon. Tickets are available at www.mykct.com or by calling 270-321-0218.
     

  • Habitat for Humanity meeting is Jan. 25

    My New Kentucky Home is looking for a Marion County partner family for this year’s home build. If you are interested and think you might qualify, look for a pre-qualification form in local offices, banks and churches in Marion County. Those who would prefer to attend a meeting for information or to turn in their pre-qualification form should come to the Marion County Public Library at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25.