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Local News

  • Public library receives $2.9 million for renovation, expansion

    The Marion County Public Library announced last week that over the next 20 years it will receive nearly $3 million in state funds to renovate and expand its facility.

  • Bradfordsville woman indicted for DUI, reckless driving, wanton endangerment

    Connie S. Raikes, 58, of 106 East Main Street in Bradfordsville was indicted April 19 in Washington Circuit Court for first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and reckless driving.

  • 2017 MCPS Reading Celebration

    Marion County Public Schools celebrated reading all week last week. Students and the entire community were invited to Marion County High School Thursday evening for the community reading night, which included appearances by Batman and the Batmobile, the Dream Bus, Storm Troopers, Power Rangers and a petting
    zoo.

  • Terrell to join St. A in July as principal

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Paul Terrell just isn’t ready to retire but he has done his time, 27 years as a Kentucky educator — teacher, principal, administrator — all of it in Washington County, where he is a lifelong resident.
    At home for lunch one day from his job as director of transportation and facilities, Terrell decided to browse through the local newspaper. He saw an ad for a principal at St. Augustine Grade School, talked it over with his wife, and applied.

  • MCHS SBDM Council election results

    Marion County High School recently announced its 2017-18 SBDM Council results. The parent representatives will be Kenya Reyes and Dot Caldwell. Teacher representatives will be Carol Stayton, Katie Johnson and Daniel Mattingly. The elected members will serve a one-year term starting in July.

     

  • Kentucky Writers Day celebration kicks off April 23

    The 2017 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will get underway Sunday, April 23, at Historic Penn's Store, three miles southeast of Gravel Switch. This year marks the 21st annual event to celebrate the state of Kentucky's official Writers Day (April 24) and honor the written word and Kentucky writers. The weeklong event, will feature authors, poets, writers, journalists and songwriters sharing original works and paying tribute to other writers.

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center to receive pricey facelift

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center will be undergoing a $364,000 facelift at the end of the summer.
    The Lebanon City Council voted last week to accept a bid from Marion County Welding and Fabrication to replace the aquatic center’s roof and paint the interior of the 19-year-old facility. The bid was for a total of $364,382.85.

  • Progress on Main Street

    Driving into downtown Lebanon, you can’t miss it.
    Construction on the new Lebanon City Hall on Main Street is continuing at a fast pace. Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said hopefully, by the end of the month, the brick crew will be on site and the cupola accent will arrive.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery, assault and theft

    A Marion County grand jury has indicted William G. Biggers, 39, 2 Blossom Lane, Lebanon, on charges of first degree robbery, second degree assault, theft by unlawful taking under $500, and with being a persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 10, 2015, during the commission of a theft, Biggers used a deadly weapon to cause injury to another person. Biggers has at least two prior felony convictions. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. Biggers was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

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  • Oklahoma man on Ky. death row for 1991 murder of Bardstown man pleads guilty to kidnapping

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced a guilty plea of an Oklahoma man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Marion County native Francis Brady in 1991.
    Under terms of a plea agreement with Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions, Michael Dale St. Clair, 60, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced by Special Judge John David Seay in Hardin Circuit Court on April 12 to 30 years in prison.