Local News

  • Marion County hosts EMS Education Week, EMS classes

    Marion County EMS and Air Methods will host speakers from across the state this month in celebration of Central Kentucky EMS Education Week.
    The March 27-31 event will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the David R. Hourigan Government Office Building, third floor conference room, 223 North Spalding Avenue, Lebanon.
    Sessions will be free and open to the public and will qualify as continuing education hours for emergency services professionals.

  • MCPS extreme makeover approved

    The Marion County Board of Education approved the district's facilities plan and reconfiguration plan during its meeting March 9, but the decision wasn’t unanimous.
    School Board Member Carrie Gribbins Truitt was the only board member to vote against the reconfiguration plan, stating that she believed the district should delay the implementation until the 2018-19 school year.

  • Marion County District Schools Facilities Plan

    The Marion County Board of Education approved the district's facilities plan and reconfiguration plan during its meeting March 9.

    School centers:

    Preschool – fifth grade

    Sixth/seventh grade center

    Eighth/ninth grade center

    10th-12th grade center


    Capital Construction Priorities

  • Loss of traffic light in Bloomfield leads to charges for Raywick man

    Landmark News Service

    A Raywick man faces charges after allegedly causing the loss of the traffic light at the intersection of Taylorsville and Chaplin roads in Bloomfield last month.
    According to a criminal complaint, Joseph Bradley Graves, 32, is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor.

  • Education briefs

    School board approves 2017-18 school calendar
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the 2017-18 school calendar during its regular monthly meeting March 9.
    The opening day for staff will be Tuesday, Aug. 8. The first day for students will be Wednesday, Aug. 9.
    The calendar also includes the following:
    - Monday, Sept. 4: School closed for Labor Day
    - Oct. 2-9: Fall break (Oct. 9 will be used for staff development)
    - Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving break
    - Dec. 18-Jan. 1: Christmas break

  • Taylor County substitute teacher arrested, charged with sex crimes

    A Taylor County High School substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with sending and soliciting explicit photographs to students, as well as having sexual contact with the students.
    Lawrence Harris, 46, of Campbellsville, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to a report by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, following an investigation by the TCSO.

  • Blood donors will get free T-shirt

    Area blood donors are invited to give so others may live at the upcoming Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) blood drive, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, in the gym at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    Everyone who registers to donate will receive a short-sleeve gray T-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by calling 1-800-775-2522, ext. 3758.

  • Autism center to host events in March

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 13, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25. Music therapy is only for those on the spectrum, so siblings won't be able to attend.

  • Spring forward this Sunday

    Standard Time will soon give way to Daylight Saving Time. The change will occur at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. The change means the loss of an hour of sleep but the days will seem longer since sunset will occur an hour later.
    When you go to bed on Saturday night, March 11, set you clocks ahead one hour so you will have the correct time when you awaken Sunday morning, March 12.

  • Small crowd, big discussion at town hall meeting

    The Marion County Board of Education is expected to vote on a reorganization plan for Marion County Public Schools, along with the district's facilities plan, at its meeting Thursday.