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  • Nickel passes

    The voters have spoken.
    Fifty-four percent of Marion County voters cast ballots in favor of the recallable nickel during the 2016 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. A total of 4,206 people voted for the nickel, while 3,563 voted against it. This is in sharp contrast to eight years ago, when the majority of voters (58.2 percent) voted against the nickel.
    With the additional funds from the recallable nickel, plus matching state funds, the Marion County Public School System will have approximately $30 million that can only be used to build or renovate facilities.

  • Raywick man indicted for murder after fatal accident in January

    A Raywick man, who was involved in a head-on fatal collision in St. Joe in January of this year, has been charged with murder.
    The accident occurred at 5:32 p.m. on Highway 412 (St. Joe Road) approximately four miles east of Raywick.

  • Making history

    Jessie Henderson and Gretchen (Krenning) Henderson made history on Oct. 8 when they became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Marion County.
    But, that’s not what matters most to them.
    “All I care about is that I was able to marry the person I’m in love with,” Gretchen said.
    Gretchen, 20, has known she was gay since the first grade.
    It took Jessie, 25, a little longer to come to that realization.
    “I was afraid of what my parents would say,” Jessie said.

  • ‘Every child deserves to wear a crown’

    “We believe that every child in our district deserves to wear a crown,” Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said during last week’s grand opening of the Crown Center. “So, when you come to the Crown Center, you’re going to be the king or queen of learning.”

  • Career co-ops open eyes of MCHS students

    While most Marion County High School students enjoyed the fruits of fall break, such as sleeping in and hanging out with friends, there were 18 students who were getting a glimpse at what their future career might look like as an engineer.
    This year, 18 MCHS students in Greg Conley’s Project Lead the Way class completed co-ops at various industries and businesses. The students get paid $100 for the week, but their experience is much more valuable than the money they earn, Conley said.

  • Lebanon native inducted into Broadcasters Hall of Fame

    Dave Thompson was sitting at home when he got the call, and by the time he hung up, he was stunned.
    He hadn’t worked in radio since 2007, but the caller informed him that he was about to enter the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
    “It really surprised me because that was the last thing I had really thought about,” he said. “You kind of think of that as something won by executives or something like that.”

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow comes to Lebanon

    Students have been working tirelessly for the last two months preparing for the production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and have already held four performances. The legend continues, however, starting this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square in Lebanon. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

  • Fall Photos
  • Elementary schools on the brink

    Walking into Calvary Elementary School, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
    I had been there before for other events. The lobby was welcoming as ever with the colorfully painted murals and kids bustling about as some of them got ready for their buses and others rushed to get to the after school feeding program.
    I signed in at the front office and made my way down the hallway to my destination.

  • Three generations of Knights

    A lot can change in 46 years.
    Styles.
    Culture.
    Technology.
    Everything changes.
    One place that hasn’t seen a lot of change in almost five decades is Marion County High School.
    Just ask the Peterson family.
    The Petersons represent three generations of Knights who have been there from the beginning, starting with Joey Peterson who is now the head custodian at the high school. Graduating in 1973, Joey was there when the building was new and everything was polished.