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  • Bradfordsville police chief resigns

    Adam Rainwater has resigned as the Bradfordsville police chief.

    He has accepted a position with the Green County Sheriff's Department.

    Rainwater informed the city commission of his decision during a special-called meeting last week.

    "You are more like family to me than you are like my bosses," he said during the meeting.

    Rainwater added that he will try to help with planning for the 2009 Old Mill Days if he can work it out with his new position. 

  • Spring forward Sunday, March 8

    This Sunday, March 8, daylight savings time begins. Clocks should be set ahead one hour.

    The daylight savings end date in the USA and Canada also occurs at its earliest in 2009 - on Nov. 1 - as the current schedule lasts for 34 weeks and ends on the first Sunday of November. 

  • KSP awaiting lab results in Ford murder investigation

    The Kentucky State Police are continuing to pursue leads concerning the shooting death of Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford. KSP Detective Israel Slinker states that "several suspects have been identified and cleared of any involvement." He added, "The list of suspects has narrowed and the pending lab results will be of great importance. At this time, the homicide does not appear to be related to David Ford's employment with the Lebanon Police Department nor does it appear to be random in nature."

    Ford was found shot to death on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

  • Screening committee begins selection process for next superintendent

    Marion County Superintendent Roger Marcum announced months ago that this would be his final year leading Marion County schools.

    The Marion County Board of Education has advertised for his position, and the Marion County screening committee received information about the applicants for the position Thursday, Feb. 26.

    The district received applications from 15 people - 12 are men, three are women.

  • St. Baldrick's Day is March 14

    Soon many bald heads will be seen around Marion County.

    It's that time of year again. Time for Citizens National Bank's third annual St. Baldrick's Day event, which will be held Saturday, March 14, in the St. Augustine gymnasium.

    However, before the big hair shaving event arrives, CNB is sponsoring several pre-St. Baldrick's Day fundraisers in hopes of generating even more funds to help combat childhood cancer.

  • Screening committee begins selection process for next superintendent

    The superintendent screening committee for Marion County Schools held its first meeting Thursday evening.

    The screening committee members are Lee Ann Divine (principal at Glasscock Elementary School), Bernard Miles (school board member), Sarah Martin (teacher), Daniel Mattingly (teacher), Pam Spalding (board secretary and classified employee representative) and Dot Caldwell (parent representative).

    Limited information is available about the superintendent candidates at this time. The district received applications from 15 people — 12 are men, three are women. 

  • Spring Break is April 9-10

    Students and school faculty in Marion County can blame Mother Nature for their Spring Break being cut short this year.

    Due to the school days that were missed during the recent ice storm, the Marion County Board of Education approved only two days, Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, for Spring Break.

  • Dead animal removal service ending

    Friday, Feb. 27, is the final day that dead animals will be picked up in Marion County by Nation Brothers, according to a statement release by Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Mattingly wrote that he received notice yesterday from Gabe Nation that Nation Brothers would discontinue hauling and picking up animals.

    The decision by Nation Brothers was in response to new regulations by the Federal Department of Agriculture that require the removal of the brain and spinal column from bovine animals over 30 months old.

  • Women of Color's Black History Celebration this Saturday

    Saturday, Marion Countians will have an opportunity to learn about African-American history.

    Church choirs, dramatic presentations, a guest speaker and a historical display are all planned as part of the Women of Color's annual Black History Celebration. The events will be held at St. Augustine Parish Hall in Lebanon.

    "It's going to be nice," said Rose Graves, the history chairwoman for the Women of Color.

  • Many small city residents are cleaning up on their own

    Contractors have started the work of cleaning up storm debris from the right-of-way along state roads, and county crews are working to clean up county roads in the aftermath of the recent ice storm.

    But what about residents of incorporated cities who do not live on a state or county road?

    First and foremost, all county residents are allowed to take debris to the county staging area. As of press time, staging areas were open at the corner of Taylor and Mercer avenues in Lebanon and near the Raywick Fire Department in Raywick.