Local News

  • Chuck Hamilton is hired to be Marion County superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted to hire Chuck Hamilton as the next superintendent during a special meeting Thursday, May 5.

    Board Chairman Michael Mullins said Hamilton is the right person for the job.

  • Five Democrats want ag commissioner nomination

    Republican Richie Farmer, Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture, is seeking to become the state's next lieutenant governor. That means his seat is up for grabs in the fall, and five Democrats are trying to replace the former Kentucky basketball star.

  • Jury selection begins in Lexington murder trial

    Monday, May 2, jury selection began in the trial of Adrian Lamont Benton and Raymond Wright, the two men accused of shooting John Mattingly III during a robbery on May 25, 2006, in Lexington. Mattingly, 23, died from his injuries on July 10, 2006.

    The trial, which is expected to begin Monday, May 9, is going to be difficult for the Mattingly family, according to John's father, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

  • Women's health event is May 12

    The 12th annual National Women's Health Week will kick off on Mother's Day, May 8, and will be celebrated until May 14. The theme is "It's Your Time." This weeklong health observance empowers women across the country to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life.

  • Town forum to take place May 10

  • Board: Tourism tactics should be left up to commission

    The Centre Square Foundation Board believes that tourism strategies should be left up to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. As a result, the board unanimously voted to not make any suggestions with regard to the operation of tourism during its meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • The lower he stoops, the taller he stands

    By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    When Bishop-elect Charles C. Thompson, currently pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Louisville, answered his cell phone while traveling in his car, he heard the voice of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, informing the priest that he had been appointed by the Holy Father as Bishop of Evansville.

    "Do you accept?"

  • Mock crash makes an impact

    Marion County High School students were the spectators of a mock crash scene Thursday, April 28, days before they participated in prom festivities. The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition, local law enforcement and emergency services created a mock crash at the high school. It was treated like a real collision involving drugs and alcohol. Mock crash participants were Cody Rakes, DeLanna Johnson, Jessica Sandusky and Brian Bailey.

  • Tech center project near complete

    The Marion County Area Technology Center renovation/addition project is expected to be complete by May 15, and the Marion County Board of Education got a tour of the facility during its regular monthly meeting last week.

  • Special Kids, Special Talents

    The 11th annual Special Kids/Special Talents Field Day was held Friday at Lebanon Elementary School. The event recognizes students for their outstanding effort and attitude.