Today's News

  • MCPS Superintendent Schlosser named a finalist for Nelson County Superintendent

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser has been named one of the four finalists for superintendent of Nelson County Public Schools.
    In addition to Schlosser, the other finalists are:
    • Chuck Abell, assistant superintendent, Spencer County Schools, Taylorsville
    • Wes Bradley, principal, Thomas Nelson High School, Bardstown
    • Travis Hamby, superintendent, Trigg County Schools, Cadiz

  • Not backing down

    Local educators and their supporters took to the streets last week to show their disapproval of Senate Bill 1, which would cut pensions for teachers and state workers. On Thursday, March 15, the Marion County Education Association, teachers, education staff, supporters and students gathered at Lebanon Elementary School to march in protest against the cuts. 

    Greg Conley, Project Lead the Way Teacher at Marion County High School, was present at the march to stand alongside his colleagues in opposition of the bill. 

  • Former sheriff passes away

    Former Marion County Sheriff Carroll Kirkland, 69, passed away Sunday, March 18, from complications of throat cancer and pneumonia.  

    Kirkland began serving Marion County as a sheriff’s deputy in 1981. He became sheriff in 1996, and continued serving the county in that role until 2011. 

    He was a “mighty fine man,” according to one of his very good friends, Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

  • Johnny Boone is sentenced

    By Andrew Wolfson

    Louisville Courier Journal




    Last week, a federal judge rejected a plea for leniency from legendary pot grower John Robert "Johnny" Boone, whose lawyer argued it is unfair that growers get long federal sentences in states like Kentucky but aren't prosecuted at all in states where marijuana is legal.

  • The Emperor's New Clothes on stage beginning March 22

    Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square presents a production of "The Emperor's New Clothes," directed by Alia McClendon, March 22-24 and March 29-31 (6:30 p.m.) at Centre Square's Angelic Hall, 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.  

    This production will be performed by two casts with the 5-8-year-old students presenting week one, and Kentucky Classic Arts in conjunction with Working the Puzzle for Autism Center in Lebanon closing the show with week two.

  • Easter egg hunt is March 24

    Graham Memorial Park will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. The event will be held rain or shine. The free event is open to ages zero to nine years of age. All participants should meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins to discuss rules. Children ages zero to four will hunt on Gorley Field. Children ages five to nine will hunt in the playground area. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for reuse next year.

  • MCHS Junior Mister is March 24

    The 13th annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. There are 12 young men participating in the program, which will have a Star Wars theme. Advance tickets will be on sale March 21-23 during lunch at MCHS for $5. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center and the Marion County Animal Shelter.

  • Last day of school tentatively May 31

    The last day for Marion County Public School students (as of press time) is Thursday, May 31. The last day for staff, closing day, is Friday, June 1. And, Marion County High School’s graduation is set for Saturday, June 2. 

    If the county receives more inclimate weather, it’s likely the district will choose to use non-traditional instruction days, if at all possible.

  • Fire destroys home in Loretto

    A Loretto man lost his home after it was destroyed by fire on Thursday, March 15, but thankfully he wasn’t injured.

    The fire occurred at 2075 Nerinx Road in Loretto at approximately 2:30 a.m., March 15.

    The Loretto Fire Department responded to the call, and the Lebanon Fire Department also responded to provide assistance. 

  • MCHS students speak up about school safety

     In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, schools and students around the country have taken a stand toward gun violence and have called for new school security measures, including Marion County High School students.