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  • Marion County schools are ‘proficient’

    Marion County Public Schools are improving, according to the latest K-PREP scores, which were released Friday by the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The district’s overall score rose from 68.5 in 2012-13 to 69.6 in 2013-14.
    Based on its score, Marion County is considered a proficient school district, and it placed in the 82nd percentile, which means it is among the top 20 percent of public school districts in Kentucky.
    The average district score statewide was 68.7 for 2013-14, which was up from 64.3 the previous year.

  • Former UK player was celebrating game-winning TD when he fell over railing at stadium

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A former University of Kentucky offensive lineman became so excited after UK's game-winning fourth-quarter interception and touchdown Saturday that he caught his foot on a step, lost his balance and went over the railing of the upper deck of Commonwealth Stadium, a witness said Sunday.
    Jay Blanton, a spokesman for UK, said Brad Durham was in serious condition at UK Chandler Medical Center. Durham allegedly fell 35 to 40 feet onto the lower level of the stadium.

  • Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

    The memorial honor Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who was killed Nov. 14, 2012, and other emergency personnel killed in the line of duty is open for viewing.
     

  • State Rep race: Incumbent facing challenger from Hodgenville

    Nov. 4 will be the first election using the most recently approved state legislative districts. While Marion County remains part of the 24th District, the district itself has changed. Green and LaRue counties have replaced Casey County and part of Pulaski County.
    Incumbent State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon, is seeking re-election, while Alex LaRue, a Republican from Hodgenville, hopes to claim the seat.
    Mills said he is running again for the same reason he first ran in a special election in 2010 — he wants to serve his community.

  • Court of Appeals, Division 2: Q&A with Paul Henderson

    Paul F. Henderson, 62, Somerset is running for the Court of Appeals, District Three,  Division 2.

    1. Why are you running for office or for the Court of Appeals specifically?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Alex LaRue

     Alex LaRue, 62 is the Republican candidate for the 24th District state representative. His campaign website is laruenow.com.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Terry Mills

     Terry Mills, 63, is the Democratic incumbent in the race for 24th District state representative.

    Editor's note: Due to some technical issues, parts of the recording were difficult to transcribe. Those sections are noted in brackets. 

    1. What are you running for re-election?

  • Two injured in collision on Bradfordsville Highway

    Two people were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle collision at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning near 1175 Bradfordsville Highway.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Mary E. O'Bryan, 71, of Louisville was driving south on KY 49 in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier. When she attempted to turn into a private drive, O'Bryan turned into the path a northbound 1992 Nissan pickup truck, driven by Ted McCollum, 53, of Nicholasville, the state police reported.

  • Evans appointed to school board

     Jerry Evans has been appointed to fill the vacant District 5 seat on the Marion County Board of Education.

    "It's gong to be a challenging assignment, but I feel I am equal to the task," Evans said. "I will try to stay focused on the fact that it's all about the youth."

    Superintendent Taylora Schosser announced Friday via email that she received word that Evans had been appointed.

  • Fire destroys Methodist church's nativity

    A fire Thursday evening destroyed the nativity building at Lebanon United Methodist Church. This is the structure that the church uses for its annual living nativity during Dickens Christmas.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of the fire at 8:01 p.m. Oct. 2. The caller reported that the building, grass and trees were on fire. The building was behind the church at the time.

    Another call reported that juveniles were seen playing in the area before the fire.