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  • WMES Principal has resigned

    enji Mattingly, who has been principal at West Marion Elementary School since July of 2005, has resigned.
    According to an email from Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, Mattingly met with her Friday, May 2, and gave her his letter of resignation as principal of WMES, effective June 30.
    In April, Mattingly took a leave of absence.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Request for  Renewal of Relay for Life (county presenting sponsorship)

    • Open bids for replacement bridge(s) at Buffalo Road and Delmar Caldwell Road

    • Second reading and adoption of revised county alcoholic beverage ordinance

    • Resolution fixing compensation of county officials starting term 2015

  • Preparing for the 400 Mile Sale

    The 11th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale is just a month away, and organizers are encouraging participating sellers to continue putting away items to sell that weekend. Mark your calendars because June 5-8 Kentucky’s Scenic Byway Historic Highway 68 will come alive with merchants selling anything from estate furniture and antiques to clothing and kitchen gadgets. 

  • PSC approves Atmos Energy rate increase

    Atmos Energy has received approval to increase its rates from the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
    The current monthly charge for Atmos customers is $12.50 plus a $2.61 surcharge toward the replacement of aging gas lines, and a gas delivery charge of $1.10 per 1,000 cubic feet.
    Under the approved rate change, the monthly customer service charge will increase to $16 per month. The surcharge will reset to nothing, and the delivery charge will increase to $1.32 per 1,000 cubic feet.

  • Little League parents… listen up!

    It’s that time of year again. The ballparks are packed with baseball and softball players of all ages, along with their proud parents and families.

  • Town hall meeting on drug use prevention

    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at the Marion County Extension Office.
    Marion County High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the meeting, which will focus on alcohol and drug use prevention among the youth of the community.
    The Marion County Cattlemen’s Association will be cooking that evening.
    For more information, contact coalition chairman Jerry Evans at 270-692-5579.

  • Police investigating man found dead in vehicle

    The Lebanon Police are investigating why a man was found dead Friday afternoon in a truck on Hwy. 49.
    Lindsey Summers, 51, died as a result of a gunshot wound but the police have not yet determined the cause.
    “We’re treating it as a death investigation until it’s ruled to be foul play or a suicide,” said Major Greg Young, the Lebanon assistant police chief.
    He said they are waiting to receive the medical examiner’s report before making a determination regarding the cause of death.

  • Long-time superintendent has died

    Hugh C. Spalding Sr., the longest serving superintendent for Marion County Public Schools, died April 20 at Sacred Heart Village in Louisville. He was 101 years old.
    Spalding served as the school superintendent from 1937 until 1975, excluding two years when he was serving in the military during World War II.
    “None of them that took his place could compare to him as far as I’m concerned,” said Marcus Clark, who was a teacher while Spalding was the superintendent.

  • Spalding Avenue woman indicted for wanton endangerment

    Brittany M. Wiser, 27, of 321 S. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication controlled substance.

  • KSP identifies suspect vehicle in killings as black Impala

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland Monday night.
    Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.
    Police said the car "appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted."