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  • McConnell visiting Lebanon today

    US Senator Mitch McConnell is scheduled to visit Marion County today, July 2.

    His office announced that he will be at the Marion County Ag Extension Office at 1:45 p.m. to meet with Marion County farmers.

  • Former youth services director receives three-year diversion

    Charles E. Spalding Jr., 43, of 25 C. Ashbury Drive in Bardstown received three years of pretrial diversion for second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. This was amended from an original charge of first-degree sexual abuse.

     

    As a term of his pretrial diversion, Spalding must serve a 30-day alternate sentence with work release, complete a counseling program approved by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and have no contact with children through his employment.

  • Medical marijuana a long way off

     By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    With the General Assembly passing cannabis-related bills the past two legislative sessions, medical marijuana supporters now hope lawmakers seriously consider legalizing the drug for prescription use.

  • County offices will be closed Friday

     David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Friday, July 4, for 

    Independence Day, and Saturday, July 5. 

    This includes the Marion County Clerk’s Office, the County Judge/Executive’s Office, the PVA Office and the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office will respond to calls through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (270-692-2121), however.

  • Sheriff’s office warns public of phone scam

     The Marion County Sheriff’s Office sent the following announcement:

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has recently received numerous reports from citizens in Marion County of potential phone scams. Examples include the scammers threatening individuals with arrest if they do not pay for services or respond to the threats promptly.

  • Lunar 5K coming to Campbellsville

     Hosparus Green River needs volunteers to staff its LUNAR 5k fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9. 

    Event registration begins at 7 p.m. and the race starts at 8:30 p.m. at Miller Park in Campbellsville. LUNAR 5k volunteers help with on-site registration, packet pick up, t-shirt distribution, water stations, equipment set up, parking cars and clean up. 

  • Citizens want change

    More than 40 people including parents, grandparents, former school board members and school board candidates met for about an hour Monday evening at Loretto City Hall to discuss their views of Marion County Public Schools.

    The consensus among those who spoke was that change is needed at the top of the school system.

    Dennis Hagan opened the meeting by saying they were all there because they care about the schools.

  • Superintendent: School system needs stability

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser believes the Marion County Board of Education made the right decision by granting her more time to establish residency in Marion County.

    Moving to the county is still something she is trying to do.

  • From one fraternity to another

    In 2006, Richard Goodin graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, where he also served as the president of Farmhouse Fraternity.

    Looking back, he said fraternity life helped him make the transition into a new life as a Franciscan friar and, more recently, priest.

    “From one fraternity to another,” Fr. Goodin said. “And we do call our way of living as Franciscans a fraternity.”

  • Model jets show returns July 6-13

     The 10th annual Jets Over Kentucky will begin Sunday, July 6, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.  

    Jets Over Kentucky is now the largest remote control model jet show in the world, and event organizers anticipate more then 200 model jet pilots from across the globe at this year’s event.

    Pilots will be practicing and flying warm-up runs July 6-10, and spectators are welcome to watch.