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Today's News

  • A grocer and a giver

    Getting Donnie Miles to slow down for a few minutes for an interview is no easy task.
    You might catch him early in the morning. He opens his grocery store, Loretto Foodland, at 7 a.m.
    But, get there early, talk fast and expect several interruptions. He’s a busy man. And his customers come first.
    Within minutes of walking into his store bright and early last week, Miles was busy waiting on customers, answering phone calls and lending some gas money to a friend.

  • LMS hires new leader

    Becoming principal at Lebanon Middle School was not part of Christina McRay’s plan when she began serving as its interim principal in January.
    In fact, she was apprehensive about serving as interim.
    “My whole entire career was in high school,” McRay said. “That was my gig. That was my comfort zone.”

  • Former superintendent dies at 101

    Hugh C. Spalding, who served as the superintendent of Marion County schools for 37 years, died Sunday, April 20, at Sacred Heart Village in Louisville. He was 101 years old.
    Spalding became the Marion County superintendent when he was 25 years old and remained in that position until he retired. Spalding oversaw the consolidation of Marion County’s high schools and the integration of the public school system.

  • Elevated fire danger Wednesday due to dry air, wind

     Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson is warning people to used "extreme caution" if they are considering a controlled burn Wednesday, April 23.

    The combination of dry air and steady north winds increases the risk of wildfires Wednesday afternoon and evening, he announced.

    The relative humidity is expected to drop into the mid-20 percent range this afternoon and remain low into the early evening hours. Johnson encouraged people who are considering a controlled burn today to consider another time if possible.

  • Board of elections meeting

    The Marion County Board of Elections will meet at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the Marion County Clerk’s Office. The board will be inspecting the voting machines for the May 20th Primary Election, and discussing the redistricting of Marion County voters due to state mandated reapportionment. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Farmers, Scholars

    Siblings Eric and Lauren Farmer are guaranteed to have something many college graduates are still hoping to get — jobs after they finish their degrees.
    Not too bad considering Eric, 20, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, and Lauren, 18, is still a senior at Marion County High School.

  • Tonya Ford loses appeal in murder case

    She has lost a chance at freedom, and could spend 15 more years in prison before getting another one.
    Campbellsville resident Tonya Ford, 40, was found guilty of shooting and killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, in August of 2012. A month later, she was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for her crimes.

  • Two seek to challenge Whitfield for Congressional seat

    Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield has represented Kentucky’s First District since 1994.
    In 2012, Marion County and a sliver of Washington County were added to that district, but two Democrats are hoping 2014 will bring another change.
    Wesley Bolin, 25, and Charles Hatchett, 62, may be part of opposite ends of the generational divide, but they are united in seeking to unseat Whitfield in November.
    Both see themselves as quite different than the incumbent Congressman.

  • MCHS Prom is Saturday

    Marion County High School's Prom is Saturday, April 26, from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m., at Centre Square in Lebanon. However, this year, the public will get  a chance to view all of the decorations in Centre Square from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. only. Also, make sure to check out our reader-submitted "Promposals" in this week's edition.
     

  • PROMposals