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  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 5, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the court's May 24 special meeting

    • FY2014-15 County Road Aid Cooperative Agreement and Resolution 

    • Second reading of FY2014-2015 Marion County budget

  • Paula Walston is new WMES Principal

    Paula Walston, who was been a reading teacher at Lebanon Elementary School since August of 2002, achieved a life-long goal Thursday evening, June 5, when she was selected to become the West Marion Elementary School Principal.
    The WMES SBDM Council held a special-called meeting Thursday at 5:15 p.m., and after meeting for approximately 45 minutes in closed session, the council reconvened in open session and unanimously voted to hire Walston as principal.

  • Bark Bash is June 28 in Bardstown

    Bardstown is going to the dogs June 28, at the first annual “Bark Bash” fundraising event to benefit Barktown Rescue and Bourbon City Bark Park.
    Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown, is the place to be Saturday, June 28, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, rain or shine!
    The event will feature a silent auction, various raffle games, catering by Lady Fingers and music by Bardstown’s own, Big Black Cadillac. Each ticket includes entry to the event, food, and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available.

  • Fire and Vine event is June 14

    Grape2Go LLC and WhiteMoon Winery of Lebanon will be hosting its first "Fire and Vine" event to benefit the Kentucky Arts and Theatre. The event is planned for Saturday, June 14, from 7-9 p.m. on the grounds of WhiteMoon Winery located at 25 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon.

  • Old Mill Days reminders

    Entry forms for the Old Mill Day beauty pageant must be turned in by 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.
    Forms are available at The Country Store, Patches and Superior Food Mart in Bradfordsville.
    Entry forms should be turned in at any of the businesses listed above or to Karen Vaughn at 320 Joe Payne Road, Lebanon, Ky, 40033. No phoned in entries will be accepted.
    The entry fee is $3 per participant and will be collected on the day of the pageant.

  • Every school to have a full-time nurse

    Every school in the Marion County Public School System will have its very own nurse next school year.
    The Marion County Board of Education and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department negotiated nursing services earlier in the year. Lincoln Trail will be providing seven nurses (one at each school) for $140,000, but they will no longer be providing CPR training to staff, immunizations, dental screenings or classroom instruction.
    The following is a list of nurses for each school:
    • West Marion Elementary: Stefanie Spalding

  • Be safe with yard sale traffic this week

    The 400 Mile Sale will take place June 5-8, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet urges drivers to be aware of the added traffic that will be on the roads.
    The year is the 10th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale, which spans US 68 from Paducah to Maysville and includes Marion County.
    For more information about locations included on the route, visit 400mile.com or call the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission at 270-692-0021.

  • State rep candidate files lawsuit

    A candidate who lost a bid to be the Republican 24th District state representative candidate filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the primary election results.
    Richard Treitz of Greensburg filed his complaint May 30 in Green Circuit Court.
    Treitz is listed as the petitioner in the case, and he is representing himself.
    The respondents include his primary opponent, J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville, the boards of election and the county clerks in Green, LaRue and Marion counties, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Attorney General Jack Conway.

  • A perfect match

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

  • Police vehicles, Tasers, Centre Square restrooms included in budget proposal

    On May 29, a quiet room in Lebanon City Hall set the stage for Mayor Gary Crenshaw as he gave his budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
    “We continue to progressively plan not just for the needs of the next fiscal year but for the years to come,” Crenshaw said.
    Under the mayor’s proposal, the total budget would be $9.18 million in 2014-15. It should be noted that the final budget may differ from what was presented last week.