Local News

  • MCPS preschool programs receive 5-star rating

    By Jason Simpson
    Marion County Public Schools

    All three of Marion County Public School’s preschool programs have received a 5-star rating -- the highest possible score -- based on Kentucky’s ALL STAR quality rating system. MCPS has preschool classrooms at Glasscock Elementary, Lebanon Elementary and West Marion Elementary.
    This comes on the heels of some other good news for early learning programs in the district.

  • Lebanon Elementary's Reading Celebration

    Lebanon Elementary held a special reading celebration on Aug. 18. Students were required to read at least six books over the summer and keep a reading journal to attend the celebration. They received a t-shirt, sunglasses, snacks and time on the playground. The top readers were recognized.

  • Marion County ROCKS

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center joined the “Marion County Rocks” movement and painted rocks to hide in Lebanon on Friday evening, Aug. 18.

  • Consensus by Committee

    Bradfordsville isn’t mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records, but it probably should be.
    In what category?
    “Tiny Towns with Most Committees.”
    One might think a community of just over 300 residents would not have a Performing Arts Committee, and it is one of the newer ones, but there are also committees for the Civic Center, Historical Preservation, Hospitality, Parks and Recreation, and more.

  • Lebanon man injured in four-wheeler accident

    A Lebanon man is at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after being injured in a four-wheeler accident on Saturday.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accident involving a four-wheeler at 12:10 a.m. on Josh Cox Road, approximately three miles south of Lebanon. Joey Cambron, 39, was driving a four-wheeler on Josh Cox Road when it traveled off the roadway and overturned in a creek, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held Thursday. Aug. 17.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty reported that all state unemployment insurance staff members will be pulled from Career Centers around the state. Unemployed insurance claims across the state will be handled via the Internet going forward.

  • New study demonstrates that Girls on the Run transforms young girls’ lives

    As students head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more.

  • Former LaRue County High School principal guilty of transporting child pornography

    A former LaRue County High School principal pleaded guilty last week in United States District Court, before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce.

  • Wreck kills Springfield man in Nelson County

    The man killed Friday when his truck struck a tree on Stiles Road in Nelson County has been identified as Sammie Chesser of Springfield.
    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 1:14 p.m. to the 600 block of Stiles Road. It was there they found a white pickup truck against a tree and a second, red truck with front-end damage.

  • ‘Throwin’ shade’ eclipse style

    For the first time since 1979, people witnessed a rare solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. All schools in Marion County were closed, and several businesses closed, as well, which allowed many people, and their children, to enjoy viewing the eclipse together. This is the first time in 100 years that a total eclipse has crossed the span of the continent.