Local News

  • Exceeding expectations: Superintendent reports smooth start to school year

    Marion County Public Schools welcomed back more than 3,000 students on Aug. 9.
    The start of the new school year comes with it many changes, but from transportation to class scheduling, the first week back has been very smooth, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    “Our staff go above and beyond,” she said at the Marion County Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 10.

  • Autism center is painting rocks Friday

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center will be having a rock painting party at 6 p.m., this Friday, Aug. 18. This event is for the families of individuals on the autism spectrum. Participants will be painting rocks and hiding them as time permits. Please RSVP is you plan to attend because pizza and drinks will be provided.

  • Artist reception at County Seat on Aug. 30

    Susan Crum-Cox will be having an artist reception at County Seat in Lebanon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30.
    The exhibit will feature new paintings that Crum-Cox created during her artist residency at Hot Springs National Park this past April. The reception is free and open to the public.
    To read a short article about her residency in Hot Springs, visit her website at www.susancrumcox.com.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days briefs

    Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5k is Sept. 23
    Registration for the Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk is now underway.
    The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk is one of the biggest Ham Days events, attracting approximately 1,000 runners on Saturday morning, Sept. 23, starting at 8 a.m.

  • Campbellsville man sentenced to probation for damaging Scott’s Ridge lookout

    Steven Craig Benningfield of 720 Philpott Road in Campbellsville was found guilty of second-degree criminal mischief after damaging property at the Scott’s Ridge lookout near Raywick. He was arrested on July 29 in Taylor County. He was sentenced to 60 days, probated for 24 months. He was ordered to have no contact with Scott’s Ridge, pay restitution, complete 20 hours of community service and pay $133 in court costs.

  • Heartland Wellness Center and Café has new hours
  • The canoe float from Hell

    What started out as an all-girls canoe float on the Nolin River to celebrate a friend’s birthday turned into a search and rescue mission for a local woman and several of her friends last month.
    Beverly Mattingly of Lebanon and her friends Lena Perry, Holly Hendrickson and Christy Givens, all of Louisville, got together on July 27 to float the river and celebrate Givens birthday. Givens had never floated before and Mattingly assured her that she was in for a real treat.

  • Proper eyewear essential for viewing eclipse

    By Becca Owsley
    Landmark News Service

    Many cities in Kentucky are in the path for a total solar eclipse Aug. 21. While Marion County isn’t in the path of the total eclipse, residents will still see a rare celestial event and need to know the proper way to view it.
    According to Dr. Joe Wolf, associate professor of biology and microbiologist at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, the last total solar eclipse that could be seen in the lower 48 states occurred Feb. 26, 1979.

  • August solar eclipse: What you need to know

    On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America — as well as parts of South America, Europe and Africa — will, weather permitting, be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun. A total eclipse will be viewable to the select 12.2 million Americans living within the path of totality, a 70-mile band stretching across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina.

  • Jump Start at West Marion Elementary School

    West Marion Elementary School held its Jump Start program recently.