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  • Every school could get a full-time nurse

    While it’s not official until a contract is signed, every school in the Marion County Public School System could have its very own nurse next school year.

  • St. Baldrick’s at MCDC

    Thirty-seven members of the Substance Abuse Program (SAP) at the Marion County Detention Center, along with a few staff members, participated in their very own head-shaving event Friday morning and raised $500 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
    According to Melissa Hoisington, assistant director of the SAP program, MCDC is the first jail in the state of Kentucky to hold a St. Baldrick’s event. Hoisington said she recently taught a class to the SAP participants about giving back to the community, which is what led to the head-shaving event at the jail.

  • County judge/executive candidate - David Daugherty

    David Daugherty, 45, is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School. He attended St. Catharine College and Eastern Kentucky University and completed 130 hours of business classes.

    He and his wife, Renee, have triplets, Ben, Katelyn and Samantha. Daugherty is employed as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank.

    1. Why are you running for county judge/executive?

  • County judge/executive candidate - Doug Mattingly

    Doug Mattingly, 53, is a 1980 graduate of Marion County High School. He also worked for the Marion County Board of Education doing maintenance until he retired in 2009.

    He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children, Leanne and Logan, and three grandchildren.

    1. Why are you running for county judge/executive?

    DM: I'd like to work for the county and see what good I can do for the county.

  • 15-year-old female has been located

    A 15-year-old female who had been reported missing was located on Wednesday morning.

    Amber Marie Hagerty was last seen at 10 p.m. Monday, March 31, at her grandmother's house in Lebanon. Her mother took her to the Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday morning, April 2.

  • Maker's Mark art

    In conjunction with Maker’s Mark’s 60th anniversary of kicking off the bourbon revolution, a stunning, 36’ x 6’ glass art installation by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly was unveiled today, March 26, in one of the distillery’s rack houses.

    The artwork will be available for the public to enjoy as a permanent part of the Maker’s Mark distillery tour.

  • Plans under way for Arts Camp in July

    Judy Bradshaw
    President Marion County Arts and Humanities Council

  • Seeds of a new forest

    Karen Cobb was a little tired, but she was still happy Sunday afternoon. She and a group of Lebanon Middle School students and their parents were among the more than 3,500 people who planted 35,000 trees Sunday afternoon at TG Kentucky.
    Cobb is the sponsor the LMS Jr. Beta Club, and she said they have wanted to participate in the project since the school year started.
    “They learned how to work together and be a team,” Cobb said. “They wanted to be part of something bigger, and all the kids enjoyed it.”

  • Police seeking suspect in Cash A Check robbery

    A local check-cashing business was robbed by an armed suspect at 9:36 a.m. Thursday. The robbery took place at Cash A Check, 733 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the suspect is a white male who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, an extra-large gray ski mask and baggy, khaki pants.

  • Fewer bees may be buzzing this spring

    William Hagan is worried about bees.
    He's been keeping bees as a hobby since the 1990s, and what he's seen this past winter has him concerned. He lost a few of his hives, and on warmer days, he hasn't seen any wild bees in places where he normally finds them.
    “People are going to wonder why there aren’t any bees around,” Hagan said.
    Thomas Webster agreed with Hagan that bees will likely be less common this spring.