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Today's News

  • School board receives tentative budget

    As the state legislature was working to approve a budget during last week's special session, the Marion County Board of Education received a tentative version of its budget for the 2010-11 school year.

    Lisa Caldwell, the district finance director, presented the initial budget proposal to the board members during a special-called meeting May 25.

    "Don't get too wrapped up in this tentative budget," Caldwell said. "The real work is to come with the working budget, which isn't due until August or September."

  • Lady Knights bow out to region champs

    Marion County continued their sparkling postseason play but it wasn't enough to conquer eventual Fifth Region champs Green County on Tuesday of last week at Central Hardin.

    The Marion County High School softball team trailed 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning. Green County sophomore pitcher Kasey Estes, who hurled a perfect game in the first round, was nearly unhittable against the Lady Knights.

    Allison Mattingly and Evan Thompson finally solved Estes and reached base to begin the inning. With runners at second and third and two outs, Coco May went to bat.

  • Magistrates approve first reading of 2010-11 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of its 2010-11 budget during its June 3 meeting.

    The total budget appropriation in the proposed budget was nearly $12.4 million.

    The general fund appropriations were nearly $5.2 million, and the road fund was more than $2.1 million.

    The proposed jail fund was nearly $3.8 million. The LGEA fund was $60,000, and the EMS fund was almost $1.1 million.

  • History in the (re)making

    Saturday, Union and Confederate soldiers will meet once again, only this time it will be at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    The Lebanon Human Rights Commission is hosting its Camp Crittendon - Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the soccer fields across the street from the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    "You couldn't ask for a better place," said Gaye Clark, a graduate of Lebanon High School and the commander of the 14th Kentucky Light Artillery, a Union unit.

  • Softball awards announced

    Marion County High School Softball Head Coach Trent Milby recently announced the softball team award winners.

    Junior Allye Hamilton took home the Pitcher of the Year award, the Coaches award and the Most Improved award.

    Hamilton also led the team in wins (12) and strikeouts (114).

    Tiffany Sapp led the team in walks drawn (17), runs scored (29) and stolen bases (24).

    Ann Morgan Reynolds led the team in batting average (.414), on base percentage (.513) and singles (35).

  • Call waiting

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen knows his city needs a cell phone tower. That belief was reinforced May 2, when floodwaters spilled into town and cut off access into and out of Bradfordsville.

    "Through the flood, it showed how much we need cell service," Edelen said.

    But for now, Bradfordsville residents will continue to wait for that service.

  • Bradfordsville Old Mill Days set

     

  • FEMA meeting with flood victims today, June 9

    Marion County residents who were affected by the May 2 flooding will have a chance to meet with FEMA officials at 6:30 p.m. today, June 9, in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon.

    People who received flood damage, which includes basement flooding, damage to living space and other personal property damage, and who may need to file a claim for flood losses should attend the meeting.

    A federal disaster declaration was issued after the May 2 flooding.

  • FEMA meeting with flood victims Wednesday

    Marion County residents who were affected by the May 2 flooding will have a chance to meet with FEMA officials at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in Angelic Hall at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. (Please note the location has changed from an earlier announcement.)

    People who received flood damage, which includes basement flooding, damage to living space and other personal property damage, and who may need to file a claim for flood losses should attend the meeting.

    A federal disaster declaration was issued after the May 2 flooding.

  • Knights bow out of district tourney

    Marion County High School spotted Taylor County nine runs in four innings before mounting a near miracle comeback before losing 9-7 in the first round of the 20th District baseball tournament on Monday of last week at Taylor County High School.

    The Knights had a revolving door on the mound, trying three different pitchers before finally settling on junior Paul Spalding.