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Today's News

  • Carjacking, kidnapping suspect has been captured

    A man suspected in a carjacking and kidnapping that occurred in Kansas City, Missouri, has been captured.

    Robert Caldwell, 25, of Danville was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 after a vehicle pursuit followed by a foot pursuit by the Kentucky State Police, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and the Stanford Police Department, according to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • 2 separate bills in House and Senate could make medical marijuana a reality

    By Brad Bowman
    Frankfort State Journal

    After going through a gauntlet of steroids, muscle relaxers, chemotherapy, interferon injections and opiates to manage his multiple sclerosis, Jaimie Montalvo found using marijuana less debilitating than the side effects of his prescription medications.
    Two separate bills in the House and Senate could make medical marijuana a legal reality for many like Montalvo in Kentucky, who see it as an alternative to the unwanted side effects from addictive opiates commonly prescribed by physicians.

  • Nurse fatigue dangers targeted by new policy

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Operating room nurse John Kauchick said he's worked 17-hour shifts and once stayed on the job for 23 hours straight — risking fatigue that could lead to medical mistakes.
    Now, the American Nurses Association seeks to reduce such risks with a policy spelling out the dangers of nurse fatigue and recommending ways employers can reduce it. The group is spreading the word to nurses and health care facilities across the nation.

  • Long-time teacher dies

    Long-time Marion County teacher Mary Lewis has died.
    Lewis, 69, was involved in a two-vehicle accident around noon Jan. 15 at the intersection of Depot Street and Walnut Street in Lebanon.
    "It appears something happened to her before they even hit. She was slumped over when she crossed into the intersection," said Lebanon Police Officer Allen Corbett, who investigated the accident.

  • Board makes 'progress' in work session

    The Marion County Board of Education used a Jan. 15 work session to reach a consensus about its mid-year superintendent's evaluation and to create committees to look at its public comment policy and the possibility of random drug screenings for school employees.
    The board also discussed how it would evaluate proposals for a guaranteed energy savings contract after they are opened on Jan. 26.
    Toward the end of the meeting, Board Chairman Mike Cecil asked if they liked having a work session.
    The board's newest member, Kaelin Reed, was in favor of it.

  • Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky scholastics award winner

    Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholastics award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program. Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, competed in the program Friday and Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Kassie Miller representing Taylor County won the competition. More images can be seen at the following website: www.carpe-imago.smugmug.com.
     

  • 10th annual bluegrass festival is Jan. 23-24

    The 10th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is scheduled for Jan. 23-24 at Marion County High School.
    Four-time National Bluegrass Championship Winner Gary "Biscuit" Davis is back after a one-year hiatus from the event, and he will host "Come Play with Biscuit" on Friday, Jan. 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. that night. Several area bands are also scheduled to perform that evening.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda is as follows.

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Road fund resolution.

    • Mandated House Bill 5 required personal information policy

    • Interest refund to Rescue Squad

  • School board meets Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Marion County High School.

    The agenda is as follows.

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    • Communications

    - Student showcase

    - School Board Member Recognition Month

    - District Wellness Update

    - Finance teport

    - SBDM & board members round table discussion

    • Student Learning Services

  • Remembering King

    On Sunday afternoon, scores of people gathered together to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    As one group gathered at First Baptist Church of Lebanon, another group assembled at the Lebanon Post Office, where the United Concerned Citizens Organization started its annual march for King.
    “Many young people don’t understand the sacrifices he and others made,” said Maria Bell, president of the UCCO.