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  • Lebanon man gets 13 years for assault, abuse of children

    Christopher A. Reardon, 22, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to 13 years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for seven counts of second-degree assault and one count of first-degree criminal abuse.
    Reardon was originally indicted for first-degree assault and seven counts of criminal abuse stemming from incidents involving a 1-year-old female, a 2-year-old male, a 3-year-old female and a 5-year-old female between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 last year.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Pipeline opponents urge education, action

    Local and state officials, an environmental attorney, and hundreds of citizens packed Loretto City Hall Monday evening for an informational meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    Moderator Tom Brahm opened the meeting by encouraging everyone to contact state and local officials to share their thoughts on the project.
    "The only way for evil to win is for good men to do nothing," Brahm said.

  • MCHS principal resigns

    School starts in Marion County one week from today, and the Marion County Public School district is searching for two principals.
    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School is currently searching for a principal after Lee Ann Divine resigned this month to become the principal at Mercer County Elementary School. And, Thursday night, July 25, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall sent an email to his staff announcing his resignation.

  • Vacant school board seat to remain empty until October

    On top of searching for two new principals, the Marion County Board of Education is searching for a new school board member, too.

  • GES continues search for new principal

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School continues its search for a new principal.
    Former principal Lee Ann Divine announced her resignation July 9. She’s been the principal at GES for 12 years, but she resigned after accepting a principal position at Mercer County Elementary School in Harrodsburg.
    Until a principal is hired, Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser appointed John Brady, former St. Charles Middle School principal, to serve as interim.

  • Marion, Washington and Nelson counties could unite for United Way

    United Way of Nelson County would like to see people in Marion and Washington counties unite to help form a tri-county United Way.
    The communities already work so closely together, it just makes sense, according to Kenny Fogle, executive director of United Way of Nelson County, who spoke during the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Thursday.

  • Tutu much fun!

    The first Back Tutu School 2.2-mile Family Fun Run/Walk attracted 275 participants. 

    Along the way, runners and walkers from six weeks to 81 years old shared smiles and laughs. 

    Even a few dogs got in on the act.

    The event raised $2,300 for the Marion County Girls on the Run program. The purpose of the program is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

    Girls on the Run will be in place at the four Marion County public elementary schools this fall.

  • Aug. 1 Windstream meeting has been cancelled

    An Aug. 1 meeting to discuss Internet service in Marion County has been cancelled.

    Windstream officials have notified the Marion County Economic Development Office that they would not be able to make it to an Aug. 1 meeting.

    However, they are looking for other possible dates, according Mary Lou Brock of the economic development office.

  • MCHS principal resigns to move to central office position

    School starts in less than two weeks in Marion County, and the district is searching for two principals.
    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School is currently searching for a principal after Lee Ann Divine resigned this month to become the principal at Mercer County Elementary School. And, Thursday night, July 25, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall sent an email to his staff at 8:37 p.m., announcing his resignation. In the email, he said he will be moving to a position at central office.

  • Pipeline: Progress or problem?

    Since it was announced, the Bluegrass Pipeline project has spurred vocal and persistent opposition in areas along the proposed route, and now that issue has come to Marion County.
    Landowners in the Loretto/St. Francis area were contacted about allowing surveys on their property related to a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas liquids (NGLs) from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to Louisiana.
    Locally, the Loretto community (which includes the Sisters of Loretto and Loretto co-members) is trying to raise awareness about the project.