Local News

  • Gravel Switch Fire Department fundraiser starts Jan. 13

     The Gravel Switch fire department will be sponsoring a door-to-door fundraiser starting Jan. 13 to purchase needed turnout gear.

    The fire dept will be asking for $25 donation and for your donation you will receive a free family portrait certificate. Photos will be taken at the Gravel Switch fire station.

  • State senator holding coffee with constituents Jan. 14

     State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) is holding a coffee with constituents at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce in Lebanon.

    Higdon will speak about the 2014 legislative session. The coffee is open to anyone who would like to attend.

  • Marion County schools are back in session

    Marion County Schools reopened for classes Jan. 9.

    Marion County Public Schools have been dealing with heating issues at multiple schools, and Calvary Elementary School experienced a water line break during the bitter cold weather earlier this week, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • Karen Spalding was the ‘epitome’ of public service

    Family, friends and community members filled St. Augustine Church Friday to say good-bye to Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding.

    “She cared and she showed it. Live up to that,” Fr. Mark Spalding told those gathered for the funeral Mass.

    Spalding died Dec. 30 at Norton Hospital in Louisville where she was being treated after suffering a heart attack. She was 57.

  • Sandusky appointed as acting clerk

    Following the death of Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly was charged with appointing an acting clerk.
    Ann Sandusky, who has worked in the county clerk’s office for seven years, was appointed last week to serve the remainder of Spalding’s term, which expires Dec. 31.
    Sandusky said the office feels overwhelmed without Spalding, and they will be busy in the coming months notifying voters of changes to the county’s voting precincts.

  • Distinguished Young Woman send-off is Friday at library

    A send-off reception for Marion County’s Distinguished Young Woman Bailey Spalding will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Marion County Public Library.
    The state program is Jan. 17-18 at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington.
    Spalding leaves Sunday. She will be staying with Shirley Lee-Sanchez at 3216 Sebastian Lane, Lexington, KY 40513.

  • New Year's Baby: It's a boy!

    Isaac Judson Dean was the first baby born at Spring View Hospital in 2014. Isaac was born at 7:29 a.m. Jan. 1. Isaac is the son of James and Shelby Dean of Campbellsville. Spring View presented the family with a gift basket that included diapers, baby wipes, a $50 gift card to Wal-mart and a teddy bear.

  • MCHS starts 2014 with special ed staff overhaul

    The staff of Marion County High School’s Functional Mental Disability (FMD) classroom has been overhauled after parents complained to the administration.

  • Heart healthy

    Breast cancer kills one in 31 American women annually, but 1 in three American women will die of heart disease.
    In fact, heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined.
    “Women actually die more often than men do when they have a heart attack,” said Linda Hunter, chief nursing officer at Spring View Hospital.
    Yet, to many people, heart disease is considered more of a men’s issue. That’s part of the reason the American Heart Association has been trying to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease to women.

  • Spring View Hospital names new CEO

    Spring View Hospital announced last week that Timothy Trottier has been named chief executive officer (CEO).
    Trottier replaces Ruth McDaniel, Spring View’s former CEO, who retired Aug. 31, 2013. She had served as the CEO since June 21, 2010.
    More recently, Jerry Dooley served as the interim CEO while a national search was launched to find a permanent replacement.