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  • Man with local ties to release movie, book

    Editor’s note: Deronte’ Smith is the son of the late Tina Smith. His father, Grant Smith, lives in Lebanon.

    A book deal. A movie. A television series. Companies to run.
    Campbellsville native Deronte' Smith is a busy man. His credits include writer, director, entrepreneur, educator, mentor and father.

  • GSP students reflect on their experience

    Five Marion County High School students participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer.
    Established in 1983, the Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere. Students who are selected attend the program without charge.

  • How-to festival is Saturday at the library

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting its first How-To Fest from 10 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
    The festival is free for anyone who would like to attend. Participants will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics such as creating art, working on legal papers, preparing for a disaster, getting healthier and using an iPad more effectively.
    The schedule for Saturday’s event is as follows:

    10-10:20 a.m.

  • Beshear signs bill revamping state's juvenile justice system

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday joined state and local leaders to ceremonially sign legislation that revamps Kentucky’s juvenile justice system by steering more young offenders into community-based treatment instead of locking them up in detention centers.

  • School board keeps tax rate unchanged

    The Marion County Board of Education has decided to keeps its property tax rates unchanged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    The tax rate last year was 53.8 cents per $100 valuation on real and personal property. That will remain the rate for 2014-15.
    The board made its 3-0 decision during an Aug. 28 meeting, which followed a public hearing about the tax rates.
     
    Public hearing
    Lisa Caldwell, the financial officer for Marion County Public Schools, opened the public hearing with a presentation.

  • Study: Lebanon needs another hotel

    A hotel consulting group has concluded that Lebanon could use at 36-room hotel in addition to the overnight lodging that already exists in the community.
    “Lebanon, Kentucky is experiencing significant growth in its employment base and tourist activity. Employers and tourism officials report frequent difficulty in obtaining rooms at the community’s one modern hotel,” Hospitality Consulting Group wrote in its report, which was completed in June.

  • School board keeps tax rate unchanged

    The Marion County Board of Education on Thursday voted 3-0 to keep its property tax rates unchanged for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The tax rate last year was 53.8 cents per $100 valuation on real and personal property. That will remain the rate for 2014-15.

  • Loretto man identified as the victim in Washington County car fire

    The Kentucky State Police have identified the victim in an Aug. 1 car fire as Thomas Ray Pendygraft, 20, of Loretto. Pendygraft was identified through DNA testing.

    The state police were called to investigate a car fire at 7:48 a.m. Aug. 1 at the Springfield Reservoir on Booker Road. A Washington County sheriff's deputy reported that a body was inside the car.

  • Supreme Court denies rehearing of annexation case

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the City of Lebanon’s annexation of 415 acres of property for a second time.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court issued a 6-1 decision upholding the city’s annexation. The 2006 annexation included residential properties and multiple businesses, including Wal-mart, along Campbellsville Highway into the city limits.
    On Thursday, Aug. 21, the Supreme Court unanimously denied a petition for rehearing filed on behalf of property owners who opposed the annexation.

  • Bickett book signing has been cancelled

    UPDATE: The book signing originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, has been cancelled.

    According to the Marion County Public Library, the books to be used for the signing have not yet arrived. The book signing will be rescheduled at a later date.