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  • Distinguished Young Woman is Aug. 4

    Eighteen young ladies are scheduled to participate in the 2013 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Marion County High School. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

    The theme for this year's program is "Viva Las Vegas," and the motto for Distinguished Young Woman is "emphasis on education." Participants in the program are judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression.

  • Candidate filing deadline is Aug. 14

    A wide variety of offices - from city hall up to the White House - will be on the ballot Nov. 6.

    Local candidates who would like to run for seats in non-partisan races have until 4 p.m. Aug. 14 to file with the Marion County Clerk's Office. Write-in candidates have until Oct. 26 to file to run.

    The biggest race on the fall ballot will pit incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden again Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who has not yet named his running mate.

  • Fiscal court has revised its August meeting schedule

    Normally, the Marion County Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. For the month of August, however, the fiscal court will be meeting on the second and fourth Thursday instead.

    Those meetings on Aug. 9 and 23 are considered special-called meeting because they are being held on a different date than the court's regularly scheduled meeting.

  • School will start on time

    Renovation work at Marion County High School won't be entirely finished by Wednesday, Aug. 8, the first day of school, but school will start as planned, according to Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton.

    "All classrooms will be ready," he said. "The hallways may be with temporary lighting in places the first few days of school. Restrooms will be completed."

  • Superintendent, school board discusses visions, goals

    School starts for local public school students exactly one week from today.

    (Yes, school will, indeed, be starting on time. See related story on page A1.)

    So, it seems fitting that the Marion County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton spent time last week reviewing and discussing the district's vision and goals during a special called meeting Thursday, July 26. (Board Member Bernard Miles was not in attendance.)

  • Superintendent, school board discusses visions, goals

    School starts for local public school students exactly one week from today.

    So, it seems fitting that the Marion County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton spent time last week reviewing and discussing the district's vision and goals during a special called meeting Thursday, July 26. (Board Member Bernard Miles was not in attendance.)

  • Wise guilty of morphine murder

    A Washington County jury found a Campbellsville woman guilty Monday of intentionally murdering her husband with liquid morphine and has recommended that she spend life in prison for her crime.

    The verdict was returned just 20 minutes after the jury began to deliberate. The jurors took 10 minutes to recommend the life sentence.

  • 2012 MCHS graduate dies after traffic accident

    Curt Nalley, who graduated from Marion County High School in May, died Monday evening following a two-vehicle traffic accident. Two other individuals are in fair condition following the collision.

  • 11-12 Year Olds are State Runner-Up

    The Marion County 11-12 baseball all-stars finished the season as the 2012 Little League state runner-up.

    On Friday, Warren Southern used a pair of three-run home runs get the 8-5 over Marion County despite the local team's comeback effort.

    Thursday, Marion County defeated Russell-Flatwoods, 11-1, in the state semifinals to set up the championship game match-up.

  • Local Marine to receive Congressional Medal

    Lebanon's own William "Buster" Mattingly will be presented with a bronze replica of the Congressional Medal at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Centre Square. The Congressional Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the legislative branch.

    Mattingly was among the 20,000 African-Americans who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at a time when that branch was still resisting integration. He is one of fewer than 600 of those Marines who are still living.