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Today's News

  • Building future leaders

    T.J. Veatch wants to give something back to the Marion County community, and the Marion County High School senior believes he’s found a way to do that as one of the founding members of the student ambassadors program at Marion County High School.
    “Through the application process, you could tell they wanted true leaders,” Veatch said.
    His fellow senior Paris Manson agreed, adding that they want to show the community what amazing things students are doing in local schools.

  • Deer photos, Nov. 19
  • Honoring those who served

    Marion County High School hosted its annual Veteran Day program on Nov.  11. The JROTC program ran the program, and the featured speaker was Congressman Ed Whitfield.  To the veterans in attendance, Whitfield said, “On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for you service, for your sacrifice.” As part of the program, the students also shared the history of “The Star Spangled Banner,” which was written 200 years ago.
     

  • State, districts prepare for possible missed school days
  • State legislature reviews school safety

    Last week, the Department of Education released its latest annual report on school safety, a study that gives the public a truly comprehensive look at the discipline issues our students, teachers, staff and administrators face.
    Overall, the news is good. Nearly 90 percent of the 660,000 students who attend public schools were not involved in any infractions in 2013-14, and of the remainder, only a small percentage was engaged in violent behavior.

  • Attention cattlemen - Vote yes on Nov. 20

    By Steve Downs
    2014 KCA President

    Fellow cattlemen - we are in a unique position to invest in our future in a way that will have a profound effect on our livelihood for years to come. On Nov. 20, a referendum will be held, asking you to support an additional dollar check-off for our Kentucky producers. This investment in our future will help ensure that, as cattlemen, we are best positioned to maintain our prosperity even in the face of the challenges that could lie ahead.  

  • Parents should share parenting

    Months ago, a concerned grandmother came to my office.
    It was a Monday morning, and I was busy, but I could tell by the distressed look on her face that she needed someone to talk to.
    She proceeded to tell me about a situation involving her son and his custody battle involving his children. The court had ruled that he could only see his children every other weekend.
    She was devastated.
    Up to that point, she had been extremely involved in her grandchildren’s lives, and she was convinced this was going to change things dramatically.

  • Funeral information for Coach Robbins

     Marion County football coach Jeff Robbins passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16. Robbins had been battling multiple myeloma.

    Visitation for Coach Jeff Robbins will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Bosley Funeral Home in Lebanon.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Lebanon United Methodist Church.

  • Carla Abbi hired as Springfield Tourism Director

    Carla Abbi, who resigned as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission in September, was hired last week by the Springfield Tourism Commission to be its very first executive director.
    Abbi, who married Dr. Atam Abbi of Springfield, said when she resigned in September that she was stepping down from her position in Lebanon so that she could spend more time with her family.

  • Winning season

     I have a confession to make. 

    When I made my way to Rockcastle County for the first and only game of the Marion County Knights’ postseason on Nov. 7, I had a feeling it would be their only night in the postseason. Though the team’s records were the same, the Rockets had a better district and region record. The feeling that Marion County was going to lose got worse when the Rockcastle County Rockets scored within the opening moments of the game.