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  • MCHS program selected for National Academy Foundation

    Local education officials learned Friday that Marion County High School has been selected for inclusion in the National Academy Foundation.

    Representatives from the NAF and the Kentucky Department of Education visited with the NAF advisory board Friday morning. Marion County needed to receive a score of 15 to be approved for participation in the program, and they received a 24.


    Maintenance building damaged in Sunday morning fire

    A Sunday morning fire destroyed the maintenance building at Marion County Concrete, but owner Jamie Hodges anticipated returning to normal operation days after the fire.

    "As far as the business itself, it's fine," he said.

  • TG Kentucky, Spring View Hospital facing lawsuits

    TG Kentucky facing discrimination suit

    A Campbellsville man has filed a federal lawsuit against TG Kentucky. He is accusing the company of allowing sexual harassment by his supervisor.

    Michael Wright initially filed his complaint in Marion Circuit Court, but moved the complaint to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on March 19.

  • FTS celebrates grand opening

    It's taken a few years to get to this point, but Fuel Total Systems officially celebrated its grand opening April 17. Governor Steve Beshear joined local officials to mark the occasion.

    "Kentucky's relationship with the Japanese business community continues to grow, and this is another example of how the right business climate, workforce, incentives and company goals can come together for a successful partnership," Beshear said.

  • Maker's Mark facing 'hostile workplace' lawsuit

    Five women have filed a civil lawsuit accusing Maker's Mark Distillery of being a sexually hostile workplace, discriminating against women, interfering with their rights under state and federal laws, and retaliating against them in violation of federal and state laws.

  • Loretto woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    Maxine B. Nalley, 64, died Monday morning as the result of a single-vehicle crash at 11:35 a.m. on Ky. 49, three miles east of Loretto.
    Nalley, of Loretto, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck. The truck dropped off the right side of the road, and she overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to overturn, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Nalley was not wearing a seat belt and she was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Sgt. Jamie Heller of the state police is investigating.

  • Drug signs placed throughout Lebanon

  • Fiscal Court meets April 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Here is the agenda for the meeting:
    1)  Minutes of previous meeting
    2)  Presentation by edustudent Gabby Barnes on water pollution in Marion  County
    3)  Resolution for "Healthy  Living  Day  in  Marion  County" on April 28, 2012
    4)  Renewal of  annual copier service contract with Jodie's  Business  Machines

  • Another piece of the puzzle

    Offering statistics about autism is easy. Autism affects one out of every 88 children born in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The condition is more common among boys, affecting 1 in 54 males born in the U.S.

    Understanding the day-to-day reality is harder to explain, although parents like Lisa Nally-Martin are hoping to raise awareness about the condition.

  • Gravel Switch woman appointed to gifted and talented council

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently appointed four people to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, and one of the appointees is from Marion County.

    Jan Lanham of Gravel Switch, the principal at Cox's Creek Elementary School, was appointed as the parent representative on the council. Her term is scheduled to expire Dec. 15, 2014.