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  • Superintendent says "the talking is over"

    All the cards are on the table when it comes to local test scores. A few bad hands were dealt and, according to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, the talking is over. It's time for action.

    "We're losing too many middle of the road kids in this district," Smith said during the Marion County Board of Education meeting Tuesday of last week. "It's tough... We really got to do what's best for all kids because we really are leaving some behind."

  • Loretto, Bradfordsville to pick city officials

    Voters in Bradfordsville and Loretto will be electing their respective city commissioners Nov. 2. Loretto will be voting for a mayor as well.

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen does not have any opposition.

    Incumbents George Edelen Jr., Sandy Gribbins and Travis May will appear on the ballot for the Bradfordsville City Commission. Jerry Lee Tungate, another incumbent, and Lee Tungate have filed to run as write-in candidates.

  • District judge faces challenge for seat

    On Nov. 2, justice will be in the hands of voters.

    Connie Sullivan Phillips is the sitting second division district judge in the 11th Judicial District, but she is facing a challenge this year from Jeff Eastham, an attorney from Green County. The 11th Judicial District includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Out of the 'Woods'

    Chris Prater of Prestonburg spent his Saturday visiting with actors and actresses, including scream queen Tiffany Shepis, artists and filmmakers. He did this as one of the visitors who attended Dark Woods Con 1.5, a horror convention held at Centre Square over the weekend.

    "It's been a really good day," he said, later adding, "Anything dealing with horror and sci-fi, I'd always be willing to participate and support."

  • Lebanon doctor named U of L's 2010 alumnus of the year

    Lebanon physician Dr. Salem George has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year by the University of Louisville.   He will be recognized Oct. 7 during a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.   George completed his bachelor's degree at U of L in 1955. He went on to graduate from U of L's medical school in 1959. For more than 50 years, he has worked as a physician in Marion County and served on several civic and professional boards. He is currently the vice chairman of U of L's Board of Trustees. 

  • Barktoberfest is Saturday

    Barktoberfest returns to Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday, Oct. 9.

    Registration begins at noon, and the contests will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. that day.

    The contests in this year's Barktoberfest include best costume, smallest dog, largest dog, talent, best tail wag, owner-dog look-alike contest and an agility course. Registration is $5 per dog, and all proceeds go to benefit the Marion County Animal Shelter.

    All dogs 4 months or older must have a current rabies tag attached to their collars.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - KACo/CoLT ordinance/loan agreement for the jail roof project

    - Update to the Marion County Detention Center policies and procedures

    - Memorandum of agreement between the Marion County Detention Center and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

  • KSP conducting death investigation

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Robert T. Hughes, 21, of Lebanon.

    He was found Monday, Sept. 27, at approximately 4:52 p.m. in his residence by family members.

  • Loretto mayoral candidate: Robert G. Miles

    Robert G. Miles

  • 'Spectacular'

    Clear skies and cooler temperatures welcomed an estimated crowd of more than 30,000 people to Marion County Country Ham Days over the weekend.

    "Overall, I thought things ran very, very smoothly," Marion County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Mattingly said. "We had spectacular weather."

    This year, 4,780 breakfasts were served over the weekend, 500 more than last year, Mattingly said.

    Individual events drew good numbers as well.