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Today's News

  • Still fighting for a cure

    The 2015 Marion County Relay for Life event began Friday evening and went into the early hours on Saturday at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. Families and friends gathered to celebrate those who have survived cancer and to remember those who are no longer with us. This year’s event has raised $32,952.39 for the American Cancer Society, so far. Money can be turned in for the local event until Aug. 31. Anyone who would still like to contribute can contact Lisa Sandusky at 270-699-1797.

  • GES principal committee to conduct interviews Friday

    The Glasscock Elementary principal search committee is scheduled to meet in special-called session at 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the Glasscock Elementary Conference Room.

    The agenda will include the minutes of the previous meeting, a review of the committee's training and a closed session per KRS 61.810(1)(f) to conduct interviews for the principal vacancy.

  • Super doesn’t have to move

    Last year, three members of the board of education voted to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish a residence in Marion County. Thursday, those three members voted to remove the residency clause from her contract.
    The 3-2 decision means that Schlosser, who resides in Washington County, will not be required to move to Marion County as a condition of serving as superintendent.

  • Campbellsville man facing murder charge after fatal wreck

    A Bardstown man died as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Springfield on Sunday, and a Campbellsville man is facing a murder charge stemming from that incident.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville was driving north at 12:35 p.m. on Bloomfield Road in a 1998 Ford van. Mendoza drove through a stop sign at the intersection of KY 150 and into the path of Cliddie McKinney, 76, of Bardstown, who was driving west on KY 150 in a 2007 Chrysler van, the police reported.

  • New positions added to central office staff

    The Marion County Board of Education dealt with a lot during its two-hour meeting on June 11, including the superintendent's residency (see related story, page A1), creating new positions in central office and drug testing for staff and students.
    In previous meetings, board members expressed concerns about administrators taking on too many roles. Last week, they voted to create three new positions — chief operations officer, director of early childhood education and school nutrition program director.

  • Truck show, Blackhawk concert Saturday at fairgrounds

    The Marion County Fairgrounds will be roaring with activity on Saturday, June 20.
    The Central Kentucky Showdown and a concert featuring BlackHawk are scheduled for that day.
    The inaugural Central Kentucky Showdown will feature a variety of big trucks including one Big Azz Custom Truck and a Big Rig Event.
    Gates will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the truck show, and admission is free. In addition to custom trucks and numerous vendors, concessions and activities for the kids will be available.

  • Summer of fun

    At the Marion County Extension Office, teams of kids participated in a kickball game so big each team got five outs. At West Marion Elementary, Richard Crum laid down on a bed of nails as scores of students watched. Meanwhile students at the 21st Century Learning Center visited the Kentucky Railway Museum, and students at the Marion County Area Technology Center got an early look at what they could learn in high school.

  • Marion County raises more than $44,000 for Crusade for Children

    Marion County raised nearly $45,000 for the Crusade for Children this year.
    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said he was hoping the Lebanon Fire Department would exceed the $30,000 mark, but they were a few thousand short when it was time to turn in their collection.
    “I was getting ready to get on TV and my wife called and said a local industry donated,” Mattingly told the Lebanon City Council recently.
    The industry’s anonymous donation helped the Lebanon Fire Department raise $32,438, which is $5,000 more than last year.

  • A Year Down Under

    Anna Winebrenner had her whole world turned upside down during her sophomore year of high school. She spent 10 months in Australia.
    “I went through culture shock really badly … You wouldn’t think so,” she said.
    But when she arrived, she found the food was different. They drove on the other side of the road, and the town was bigger than she is accustomed to.
    “When you’re from Lebanon and everybody knows each other, it’s not really like that,” Anna said.

  • Book signings coming to library

    A pair of book signings are planned for the Marion County Public Library before the end of June.
    Charlie Bickett is back with another round of stories with “Raywickians” volume 2. This is another collection of stories about people from in and around Raywick.
    Bickett said that $2 from every book sold during his book signing, scheduled for 4-9 p.m. Friday, June 19, at the library, will be donated to the library.