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  • More time to move

    A divided Marion County Board of Education voted Thursday to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish her residency in Marion County.
    By a vote of 3-1, the board approved the change during a special called meeting June 19. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston and board members Butch Cecil and Mike Cecil voted in favor of amending the superintendent’s contract to grant the extension. Board member Bernard Miles opposed the extension.
    The board’s decision came after an executive session that lasted more than an hour.

  • Finance director staying put

    While the Marion County Board of Education spent most of the public portion of its June 19 meeting addressing the superintendent’s residency, that wasn’t the only issue affecting local schools last week.
    Marion County Public Schools recently learned that they have the potential for a bonding capacity of up to $5.89 million. 
    The report was provided to the district by Mark Rawlings, the vice president of Hilliard and Lyons in Paducah.

  • High school report cards available to pick up

    Parents of high school students can now pick up report cards at Marion County High School.

    Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the office is closed from noon until 1 p.m. for lunch.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Flex fund and discretionary road fund list/request

    - Annual contract with the Lincoln Trail District health department

  • Special city council meeting Thursday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at city hall.

    The agenda includes the second reading of the amended 2013-14 budget and the second reading of the 2014-15 budget.

    The agenda also includes a resolution in support of a community development block grant application for Lebanon Power and Apparatus.

    The final item is a resolution supporting the condemnation of 200 Boldrick Avenue.

  • Divided board votes to give superintendent 18-month extension to establish residency

    A divided Marion County Board of Education has voted to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish her residency in Marion County.

  • Still going strong

    The first Old Mill Day was held in 1989, and for a quarter century, the celebration has remained a time when the Bradfordsville community comes together.

    Admittedly, it was a noticeably smaller affair when it first began.

    “We had the supper. We had fireworks. We had music,” Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen recalled.

    The idea for Old Mill Day, in a way, rose out of what many in the community considered a sad event — the closing of the Bradfordsville School in 1984.

  • Two caught after escape attempt

    On June 13, two prisoners tried but failed to escape while at the Marion County Judicial Center.
    The two prisoners Samantha J. Rigdon, 25, and Jonathan C. Livers, 18, attempted their escape while they were being transported from court. Sheriff Jimmy Clements was preparing to place the prisoners in a vehicle to transport them to the Marion County Detention Center when Rigdon and Livers tried to run across the parking lot while wearing full restraints.
    Both were apprehended before they got out of the parking lot.

  • Calvary Elementary School Summer School Showcase

    Family Resource Director Amy Newton and Calvary Elementary School staff invited the community to a special presentation to highlight their week of summer school Friday afternoon. The presentation included a physical education demonstration with Danny Marks. It also included two songs that focus around the theme of summer school this year, which was oceanic life and the world they live in. Artwork that the children completed was on display.

  • Doug Mattingly files as write-in candidate for judge/executive race

    Doug Mattingly lost the Marion County Judge/Executive race to David Daugherty in the May primary election by a large margin, but he’s not giving up just yet.
    Tuesday, June 10, he filed to run as a write-in candidate for the judge/executive’s race in November.
    “I still think I’m the better person for that job,” Mattingly said. “I don’t think it, I know that I’m the better person for that job.”