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Today's News

  • Maker’s Mark welcome center approved for tax incentive

     The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has approved the welcome center at Maker’s Mark Distillery for a tourism incentive.

    KTDFA announced June 26 that the Maker’s Mark welcome center and a hotel in Paducah had been approved for the incentives.

    Maker’s Mark received approval for a $2.03 million welcome center, which will include food services and additional parking.

  • Sheriff’s office warns public of phone scam

     The Marion County Sheriff’s Office sent the following announcement:

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has recently received numerous reports from citizens in Marion County of potential phone scams. Examples include the scammers threatening individuals with arrest if they do not pay for services or respond to the threats promptly.

  • Medical marijuana a long way off

     By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    With the General Assembly passing cannabis-related bills the past two legislative sessions, medical marijuana supporters now hope lawmakers seriously consider legalizing the drug for prescription use.

  • Lunar 5K coming to Campbellsville

     Hosparus Green River needs volunteers to staff its LUNAR 5k fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9. 

    Event registration begins at 7 p.m. and the race starts at 8:30 p.m. at Miller Park in Campbellsville. LUNAR 5k volunteers help with on-site registration, packet pick up, t-shirt distribution, water stations, equipment set up, parking cars and clean up. 

  • More time to move

    A divided Marion County Board of Education voted Thursday to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish her residency in Marion County.
    By a vote of 3-1, the board approved the change during a special called meeting June 19. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston and board members Butch Cecil and Mike Cecil voted in favor of amending the superintendent’s contract to grant the extension. Board member Bernard Miles opposed the extension.
    The board’s decision came after an executive session that lasted more than an hour.

  • New details released in Raywick murder investigation

    David Litsey Jr. was 22 years old when he died Nov. 9, 2012. He would have turned 24 last week.
    The trial for the man accused of killing him is scheduled for July 14, although the trial has been rescheduled multiple times already.
    Christopher Gribbins, 47, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville remains in custody at the Marion County Detention Center, while his trial is pending. Gribbins is the owner of the Raywick Bar and Grill, where Litsey was shot. Litsey later died at Spring View Hospital.

  • Finance director staying put

    While the Marion County Board of Education spent most of the public portion of its June 19 meeting addressing the superintendent’s residency, that wasn’t the only issue affecting local schools last week.
    Marion County Public Schools recently learned that they have the potential for a bonding capacity of up to $5.89 million. 
    The report was provided to the district by Mark Rawlings, the vice president of Hilliard and Lyons in Paducah.

  • Marion County Fair events have begun

    The 2014 Marion County Fair resumes Saturday, June 28, and continues through Saturday, July 5, at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
    The open dairy show kicked off this year’s events on June 21. The next fair events are scheduled for June 28. The carnival will open at 5 p.m. every night from June 30 through July 5.
    Here’s a schedule of this year’s events:

    Saturday, June 28
    10 a.m. - Open beef show
    Noon - Mule, horse and pony pull
    2-6 p.m. – Marion County AG Day

  • County jail saved state more than $663,000

    The Marion County Detention Center saved the state nearly $663,000 during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a report Marion County Jailer Barry Brady presented at the June 19 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Brady noted that the state inmate population reached a low of 6,716 inmates in July of 2013. Since then, the inmate population has climbed to 8,741 prisoners as of June 15.

  • City approves $6.7 million budget

    The Lebanon City Council held two special-called meetings last week to approve the first and second readings of the 2014-15 budget.
    The meetings were held June 16 and June 19, and the budget was approved without opposition. The council also approved the first and second readings of the revised 2013-14 budget at those meetings.
    The 2014-15 budget includes $6.676 million in the general fund, which is up  from the $6.658 million in the 2013-14 budget.
    The 2014-15 sewer fund is set at $2.181 million, which is down from $2.189 in the 2013-14 budget.