Today's News

  • Survey shows district favors higher minimum wage, tax breaks for jobs

    Residents of the 24th House District show strong support for a higher minimum wage, tax breaks for job creators and a statewide smoking ban, according to results of a December survey that State Rep. Terry Mills sent to 1,800 of his constituents.

  • A nickel for new schools

    The Marion County Board of Education could be voting on the “recallable nickel” at the end of this month.
    District II Board Member Kaelin Reed sent a written request to both Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and Board Chairman Mike Cecil on Wednesday, Feb. 24, asking for the following item to be placed on the board’s agenda for its March 10 meeting:

    A resolution to advise the public that the Board intends to seek a tax rate that’s in excess of the 4 percent increase authorized by KRS 160.470(10).

  • ‘It’s not my school, it’s our school’

    Robby Peterson enjoys new experiences, so when he was asked to serve as interim principal at West Marion Elementary School in September of last year, he gladly accepted.
    The new position would definitely be a change for him after spending most of his time at the high school level. But, it turns out, it was a positive change.

  • Keeping up with the Joneses

    When it comes to farming in Marion County, there’s one family that seems to do it best: The Jones family.
    Timmy Jones is proud to be a part of that farm family tradition, and he was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Farmer by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    Jones, who grew up on a farm in Loretto, went into farming fulltime after graduating from Marion County High School in 1986. He considered other career options, but he decided to stick with farming.

  • The Willis Clan to perform in Lebanon Friday

    You might have seen them on the television show America’s Got Talent or on their reality show on TLC, but this Friday you have a chance to see them in person right here in Lebanon.
    The Willis Clan will be performing this Friday at Centre Square.
    The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.
    Tickets can be purchased at Farmers National Bank, online at www.mykct.com or by calling 270-402-2196.
    This is a Kentucky Classic ARTS event.

  • Republican Presidential Caucus is Saturday

    By Emma Kennedy
    Landmark News Service

    After the impact of Super Tuesday voting this week, Kentucky’s Republicans get their turn in the presidential political spotlight Saturday.
    Voting hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marion County Public Library on East Main Street in Lebanon. The single location will be the voting site for all Marion County Republicans.
    Instead of being staged by the county clerk, the Republican caucus is organized and run by the Republican Party of Kentucky.

  • Spring fling in Bradfordsville Saturday

    The annual spring fling fundraiser will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the Bradfordsville School and Community Building. There will be a silent auction, country store, cake walk, children's games, chili dogs, hot dogs, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Everyone is invited to attend to help support the school community building.

  • All Fired Up About Baseball 5K is March 12
  • Property line dispute in Turtleman lawsuit

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

    A lawsuit against several popular TV personalities, the TV production companies that produced “Call of the Wildman,” and a local businessman now centers on a property line dispute.

  • Movie night for kids, painting for parents at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center will be showing the movie “Hop” for kids on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Parents/caregivers will have the opportunity to participate in canvas painting with Benji Mattingly. Cost for the parents will be $10 each. The organization will be picking up the remainder of the cost. Please RSVP for this event by March 7 so that Mattingly can bring the appropriate amount of supplies.