Local News

  • School board meeting schedule to change in 2016

    The Marion County Board of Education will be meeting an hour earlier next year, according to its new schedule, which board members approved Thursday evening.
    All meetings will begin at 5 p.m.

  • MCPS prepares for winter weather season

    In the event that unsafe weather conditions occur while school is already in session, Marion County Public Schools will make a decision based on what is deemed safe for students and will contact parents via One Call Now. Media outlets will be contacted and information will be posted on the MCPS website also. If you are not currently receiving the One Call Now call, or would like to be removed from the list, please contact the Board of Education office at 270-692-3721.

  • State Rep. Terry Mills files for re-election

    Rep. Terry Mills officially filed his paperwork to seek re-election to the Kentucky House of Representatives last week.
    He currently serves the people of Marion, Green and LaRue counties, which make up Kentucky’s 24th Legislative District.
    "It's been a privilege and an honor to serve the people of the 24th District for the past five years. I will work harder than ever to continue to represent the community I love,” Rep. Mills said.

  • Bourbon Barrels and Bats 5K scheduled for March 12

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission recently approved the Marion County High School Baseball Booster Club’s request for $3,000 for t-shirts for the Bourbon Barrels and Bats 5K, formerly the Turtleman Trek 5K.
    The booster club is partnering with Kentucky Cooperage on this event, which will be held at 9 a.m., March 12.

  • MCHS honors veterans

    Marion County High School hosted its annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday of last week. MCHS gave special recognition to WWII, Korea, Vietnam and women veterans. This year has been designated the year of the woman veteran. This year is also the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, 65 years since the beginning of the Korean War and the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • KSP warns motorists of increased deer activity

    The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

  • Operation Christmas Child collection at Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church

    This month, Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church will serve Marion County as the collection site for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Marion County residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with items, such as dolls or soccer balls, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is Nov. 13

    There will be a Bradfordsville Jamboree on Nov. 13 at the Bradfordsville school community building. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with concessions available. Thee will also be a meal of chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a drink for $8. The Big Train Band featuring Phillip Clarkson will provide entertainment. Special guests will be Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty. Admission is $10. For more information call 270-337-4666 or 270-337-2832. Proceeds benefit the center. This is the final jamboree of the year.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline documentary to be shown in Springfield

    The End of the Line, the new documentary film about the success of central Kentuckians in defeating the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, will be shown by New Pioneers at the Springfield Opera House on Monday, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. A wine and appetizer potluck will accompany the film and discussion. Admission free and donations encouraged.

  • Low voter turnout, but smooth election in Marion County

    The election may or may not have turned out the way you wanted it to last week, but according to Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly, things went extremely well for his staff.
    “I don’t know that we could have asked for a better performance,” Mattingly said. “Everybody did a really good job.”
    There were a few hiccups, according to Mattingly, but that’s going to happen during any election.