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Today's News

  • School board chairman resigns

    Michael Mullins resigned Wednesday, May 21, as the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education.
    He sent the following email to his fellow board members:

    Fellow Board Members,

  • Daugherty wins county judge’s race

    David Daugherty is one step closer to becoming the next Marion County judge/executive.
    Daugherty received 2,452 votes in the May 20 primary election and won each precinct to defeat Doug Mattingly, who received 782 votes.
    “I’m glad that it’s over, and I’m glad that it turned out the way it did,” Daugherty said.

  • A wish come true
  • WMES Principal search timeline is set

    West Marion Elementary School could have a new principal by Thursday, June 5.
    Benji Mattingly, who had been principal at West Marion Elementary School for almost nine years, resigned Friday, May 2.
    According to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the WMES site base decision making council will be screening applications May 28, and interviewing candidates June 2-3. The anticipated hire date is June 5, she said.
     

  • University closure won’t stop local student

    When Mid-Continent University announced it would be closing June 30, it didn’t just affect students on the Mayfield campus.
    It affected people across the state, people like Danny Dale Wright, 63, of Lebanon. Wright is one of several local students who have been taking classes through Mid-Continent either online or through the classes that have been meeting weekly at the Marion County Adult Education Center in Lebanon.

  • ‘Behind every successful ministry there is a good wife and family’

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Clellan Hays remembers his first sermon.
    "Mother's Day. May 13, 1984," Hays said.
    That was more than 30 years ago, and Hays, 63, is still preaching. He was a founding member of Grace Baptist Church, and he says his message hasn't changed over the years.
    "I'm a biblical preacher," Hays said. "I haven't changed my message and the message hasn't changed. It's still about Jesus Christ."

  • Up close look at the OR
  • Fr. Brown celebrates 40 years in ministry

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    One thing is certain, when Fr. Ben Brown of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and St. Catharine College decides to retire from the active ministry, no one will be able to say he hasn’t had a full career.
    Celebrating 40 years as an ordained priest on May 25, Brown has seen practically every corner of the world and served in a variety of positions that have each taught him something about his faith and the faith of others along the way.

  • Team with local flavor to compete at Bourbon City BBQ Festival

    The Kick Butt Kookers - Bill Greenwell of Lebanon, his son-in-law, Adam Gossom, and Dana Jackson of Calvary - will be competing at the Bourbon City BBQ Festival in Bardstown June 6-7.
    After three years of competing, they’re starting to get the hang of this BBQ thing, Greenwell said.
    They’ve gone from finishing in 18th place to 5th, and winning first place in the pulled pork division among 24 teams last year.
    “I think we’re getting better,” Greenwell said.

  • Deputy arrests man for alleged gun threat

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles C. Brady, 89, of the St. Joe Community at 9:40 a.m. May 21 for first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.
    The sheriff’s office received a report that Brady had brandished a weapon during a dispute at Phillips Repair that morning in Lebanon.