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Today's News

  • Audit reveals money mess at MCHS

    An audit report released Thursday by the Marion County Board of Education shows sloppy accounting practices at Marion County High School.
    “In my opinion, this is the worst bookkeeping I’ve seen anywhere,” Board Chairman Michael Mullins said. “I can’t believe we are keeping books like this in the school system.”
    There was no indication that any money was missing, Mullins said. But, the bookkeeping at MCHS, in particular, was a mess and it’s the board’s responsibility to make sure taxpayers funds are spent correctly, he said.

  • Audit: School Board Chairman Michael Mullins’ statement on audit of school activities fund accounts

    On Aug. 13, 2013, this Board unanimously approved retention of an independent auditor to conduct an in-depth analysis of the activity funds of the Marion County School system for the years 2011 through the 2013 school year. In that regard, the firm of White and Company. P.S.C., Certified Public Accountants, was retained to conduct that review and analysis.

  • Audit: Finance Director Lisa Caldwell’s response

    Finance Director Lisa Caldwell’s response

    Board Members and Superintendent:

  • Board to ‘make it right’ with misused fiscal court funds

     

  • All-star teacher

    Marion County residents are no strangers to fame.
    Local people have been in feature films, television shows and recognized on professional sporting fields.
    In May, the county will send a very special resident to Philadelphia. Joan Wood will be recognized at Citizens Bank Park during the Philadelphia Phillies Educator Appreciation Day. Wood has been teaching for more than 40 years and has taught in Marion County for the last eight of them. Before then, she spent time at schools in Richmond and Georgetown in Kentucky and in Illinois.

  • Police seeking suspect in armed robbery

    The Lebanon Police have responded to a report of an armed robbery around noon Tuesday, April 15, at 210 North Forest Street.

    The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long, gray jacket. He is reported to be carrying at handgun.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lebanon Police at 270-692-2121.

  • Pepsi warehouse closing in May

    Pepsi's warehouse in Lebanon is expected to close by the end of May.
    Gina Anderson, a spokesperson for Pepsi, confirmed that the company plans to close the local warehouse by the end of next month.
    In a written statement, Anderson noted that the work at the Lebanon warehouse will be moved to other Pepsi facilities.
    "Nearly all affected employees will be offered other positions within the company in the area and we’re committed to providing support to any remaining affected employees by offering outplacement services," Anderson wrote.

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • Two Republicans seek state rep nomination

    State Rep. Terry Mills doesn't have any opposition in the Democratic primary election. But he will have a challenger in November for the 24th District seat, which now includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.
    J. Alex LaRue of Hodgenville and Richard Treitz of Green County are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary election. A third Republican candidate, Amber Rogers Dones of Hodgenville, has withdrawn from the race.
    Both LaRue and Treitz believe that something needs to change in Kentucky.