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  • Lower tax rate increase expected

    The Marion County Board of Education is likely to increase the real estate and personal property tax rate, but at a lower rate than in past years.

    The school board has scheduled a special called meeting for a tax rate hearing and approval for 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30.

  • Superintendent: 'Outstanding' start to school year

    Marion County Public Schools resumed classes on Aug. 8, and have started the year off on the right foot, according to Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton.

    "We've had an absolutely outstanding start to our school year..." Hamilton said during his superintendent's report at the Marion County Board of Education's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14. "Everybody involved has made this an outstanding experience for our students."

  • Lebanon man facing sex abuse, torture charges in Richmond

    From The Richmond Register

    Joseph Patrick Trotter, 45, of Lebanon is awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing and torturing three victims under the age of 12.

    Trotter's preliminary hearing was held Aug. 8 in Madison District Court.

  • Tractor driver indicted for 17 counts of wanton endangerment, DUI

    A Popes Creek Road resident has been indicted in connection with a tractor accident while transporting individuals from the site of the Warrior Dash obstacle race held in June in Marion County.

    On Aug. 17, Steven R. Baudendistel, 44, of 1190 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree wanton endangerment (17 counts), DUI first offense (aggravator) and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Candidates have filed for General Election

    Marion County voters will have several uncontested local races and a few contested state and national races on the Nov. 6 ballot.
    Here are the candidates who filed before the Aug. 14 deadline.

    Bradfordsville City Commission (four seats) -  Anthony Clarkson, Sandy Gribbins, Travis May and Kathleen Walls.

    Lebanon City Council (six seats) - Jerry Abell, Denise Fogle, Jay Grundy, Kate Palagi, Jim Richardson and Darin Spalding.

  • Loretto Homecoming is Saturday

    The Loretto Fire Department will be hosting the annual Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming this Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Loretto Ball Park.

    Inflatables for kids and food by the Marion County Cattlemen's Association will be available throughout the day.

    At 1 p.m. a silent auction begins, and so does the Tim Fowler Firefighter Challenge.

    The silent auction ends at 5 p.m., and a live auction begins at 5:10 p.m.

  • Man airlifted after motorcycle wreck on Ky. 78

    Cows may have spooked a Bradfordsville man, who was airlifted Aug. 8 after wrecking on his motorcycle along Ky. 78.

    Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger said Jeremy Clarkson was traveling on Ky 78 near Turnersville around noon when he came around a curve and saw three cows standing next to the road.

  • Cinema at the Square

    The Marion County Public Library held its annual Cinema at the Square event Saturday at Centre Square in Lebanon. The movie 'The Muppets' was shown outdoors on an inflatable screen, and there was also bouncies, games and food.

  • Warning signs

    For the second time this year, homemade signs were strategically placed throughout the City of Lebanon last week, warning local media outlets and law enforcement of the drug problem that exists in Marion County.

  • Fiscal court votes to keep tax rates the same, again

    While prices for groceries and gas continue to rise, Marion Countians can breathe a little easier knowing their county taxes won't follow suit.

    During its Aug. 9 meeting, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly recommended that the county not raise taxes, and the Marion County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to keep its 2012 tax rates the same as last year.

    "We've never raised them, so I'd hate to start now," Magistrate Jackie Wicker said.