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  • 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.

  • County approves industrial bond ordinance for Maker’s Mark Distillery

    During its July 19 meeting, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved the second reading of an ordinance allowing bonds to be issued for the construction of new warehouses for Marker's Mark. The magistrates approved the ordinance, 4-1, with Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers casting the opposing vote.
    The ordinance allows $187 million in industrial bonds to be issued toward the construction of warehouses in Loretto as part of a Maker's Mark expansion.

  • Report ranks Kentucky in top ten for core academic improvement

    According to a report from Harvard University, Kentucky is tied for fifth place nationwide in the improvement of its students' performance in assessments of reading, mathematics and science since 1992.

  • Scam utilizes fake check

    Marion County residents are asked to be aware of a scam involving a fake check and a request for a money order.

    Steve Downs brought the letter by the Enterprise and wanted the community to be aware of it in case they receive something similar.

    The letter sent to his daughter was from Rame Hart Inc. and it came with what appears to be a check for $2,325.46.