Local News

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held Thursday. Aug. 17.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty reported that all state unemployment insurance staff members will be pulled from Career Centers around the state. Unemployed insurance claims across the state will be handled via the Internet going forward.

  • New study demonstrates that Girls on the Run transforms young girls’ lives

    As students head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more.

  • Former LaRue County High School principal guilty of transporting child pornography

    A former LaRue County High School principal pleaded guilty last week in United States District Court, before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce.

  • Wreck kills Springfield man in Nelson County

    The man killed Friday when his truck struck a tree on Stiles Road in Nelson County has been identified as Sammie Chesser of Springfield.
    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 1:14 p.m. to the 600 block of Stiles Road. It was there they found a white pickup truck against a tree and a second, red truck with front-end damage.

  • ‘Throwin’ shade’ eclipse style

    For the first time since 1979, people witnessed a rare solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. All schools in Marion County were closed, and several businesses closed, as well, which allowed many people, and their children, to enjoy viewing the eclipse together. This is the first time in 100 years that a total eclipse has crossed the span of the continent.

  • 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.