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  • Helping and healing people

    Helping people.
    Gayla Edlin knew from a very young age that helping people is what she wanted to do with her life.
    In fact, she began what would become a career in the healthcare industry when she was just 14 years old volunteering as a candy striper at Loretto Motherhouse. At 15, she began her first public job as a nurse’s aid there. Today, she manages Spring View Hospital’s Emergency Department and Surgical Services Department, and her motivation remains the same.

  • St. Catharine College files suit in federal court against U.S. Department of Education

    Following a unanimous vote of support by its Board of Trustees this morning, St. Catharine College today filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Louisville to compel the U.S. Department of Education to release federal student aid funds for which its students are eligible.  The College claims disbursements to it from the Department of Education are being withheld without reason and is insisting upon their payment.

  • Sen. Rand Paul to hold town hall in Marion County
  • ACT test to be given to MCHS juniors

    As mandated by KRS 158.6453, all of Kentucky’s public school juniors now participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The cost of the exam is paid for by state funds.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • Lebanon man arrested for attempted break-in at St. Joe Grocery

    A Lebanon man who was recently arrested after allegedly robbing Huddle House at gunpoint was charged last week in connection with an attempted burglary that occurred last year at St. Joe Grocery.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher D. Spalding, 22, of 70 Caudill Lane in Lebanon has been charged with third-degree criminal mischief for the attempted break-in at St. Joe Grocery on June 15, 2015.
    Spalding is currently lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

  • Loretto man arrested for weapons, drug charges during Sunday traffic stop in Nelson County

    A Loretto man was arrested Sunday morning, Feb. 14, for drug possession and trafficking after being pulled over in Nelson County.
    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, Officer Jeremy Cauley conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche for cancelled registration plates just before 12:30 a.m. The driver, Joshua Salazar, 25, had a suspended Kentucky driver’s license and active arrest warrants issued by Marion District Court.

  • Creative Valentines

    Lebanon Elementary School students went above and beyond when decorating their Valentine’s boxes this year.

  • Snow days piling up

    While every student (and, let’s be honest, most teachers) enjoy a snow day or two during the winter, too many snow days eating into summer break is not a popular scenario.

  • Outstanding educator is up to the challenge

    Jane Spalding has been teaching since she was five years old.
    One Christmas, Santa Claus brought her a chalkboard, and that’s when her dream of becoming a teacher began.
    “I would line up my stuffed animals and teach school,” Spalding said. “I think I was always destined to be a teacher. I have two older brothers and sometimes they were cooperative and would play with me. But, usually it was just me with the teddy bears.”
    After earning an education of her own, Spalding’s teddy bears became real students.