.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Old Mill Days reminders

    Entry forms for the Old Mill Day beauty pageant must be turned in by 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.
    Forms are available at The Country Store, Patches and Superior Food Mart in Bradfordsville.
    Entry forms should be turned in at any of the businesses listed above or to Karen Vaughn at 320 Joe Payne Road, Lebanon, Ky, 40033. No phoned in entries will be accepted.
    The entry fee is $3 per participant and will be collected on the day of the pageant.

  • Every school to have a full-time nurse

    Every school in the Marion County Public School System will have its very own nurse next school year.
    The Marion County Board of Education and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department negotiated nursing services earlier in the year. Lincoln Trail will be providing seven nurses (one at each school) for $140,000, but they will no longer be providing CPR training to staff, immunizations, dental screenings or classroom instruction.
    The following is a list of nurses for each school:
    • West Marion Elementary: Stefanie Spalding

  • Be safe with yard sale traffic this week

    The 400 Mile Sale will take place June 5-8, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet urges drivers to be aware of the added traffic that will be on the roads.
    The year is the 10th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale, which spans US 68 from Paducah to Maysville and includes Marion County.
    For more information about locations included on the route, visit 400mile.com or call the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission at 270-692-0021.

  • State rep candidate files lawsuit

    A candidate who lost a bid to be the Republican 24th District state representative candidate filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the primary election results.
    Richard Treitz of Greensburg filed his complaint May 30 in Green Circuit Court.
    Treitz is listed as the petitioner in the case, and he is representing himself.
    The respondents include his primary opponent, J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville, the boards of election and the county clerks in Green, LaRue and Marion counties, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Attorney General Jack Conway.

  • A perfect match

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

  • Police vehicles, Tasers, Centre Square restrooms included in budget proposal

    On May 29, a quiet room in Lebanon City Hall set the stage for Mayor Gary Crenshaw as he gave his budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    “We continue to progressively plan not just for the needs of the next fiscal year but for the years to come,” Crenshaw said.
    Under the mayor’s proposal, the total budget would be $9.18 million in 2014-15. It should be noted that the final budget may differ from what was presented last week.

  • Message in a bottle

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Students at St. Charles Middle School are taking their learning experience to places they’ve never been.
    Literally.
    Eleven students in Richard Crum’s science class have created optic-orange bottles that will be shipped to the West coast. In just a few weeks, every bottle will be in the California Current in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Smarty pants of the past

    Elizabeth Barlow (formerly Elizabeth Abell)
    - Graduated in 1971 (was the first ever valedictorian at Marion County High School)
    - Married after high school and worked at a sewing factory and did secretary work before returning to school.
    - Earned a teaching degree from Campbellsville University.
    - Earned a master's degree in teaching from Western Kentucky University.
    - Worked 29 years at Glasscock Elementary School before retiring two years ago.
    - Now she is substitute teaching.

  • Guitars bridge the gap between local teen's death and famous guitarists

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Country music singer Vince Gill dedicated a song to Colin Whitfill during a concert in Louisville in March.
    Whitfill died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in a car crash in Lebanon. The day before, his father, Charles, was at Gill's house making measurements on one of Gill's guitars.
    Charles Whitfill makes custom guitars. His guitars have put him in a position to know people like Gill, and through that connection, Gill feels a special bond to Colin's death.

  • Calloway judge-executive to lobby for open Kentucky primaries

    By Austin Ramsey
    Murray Ledger & Times

    As this year’s crop of election candidates narrow their focus on November’s general election, one local official still has his sights set on last month’s primary.
    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins issued a release Friday, May 30, calling on state officials to rethink Kentucky’s method of holding primaries – especially he said, when the costly elections don’t represent the entire electorate.