Today's News

  • Sense of self

    Jill Edlin sits next to a platform where water bubbles float through a tube. LED lights add color to the tube and other locations around the room.
    She holds what appears to be an oversized padded block, which serves as a light switch. When she turns the block, the LED light changes to match the color on top.

  • New road to Maker’s Mark is open

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has voted to open the new road to Maker’s Mark.
    The court held a public hearing about possibly closing a portion of Burke Springs Road and opening the new road on April 2. On Thursday, the court voted to open the new road.
    During the April 2 public hearing, residents near Maker’s Mark expressed concerns about closing part of Burke Springs Road and about safety issues on the new road. One particular concern related to lines of sight at an intersection near a utility pole.

  • Steve Lowery recognized for First Amendment efforts

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Steve Lowery, a former journalist who spent more than a decade covering Nelson and Marion counties, has been honored posthumously for his contributions to journalism.
    Lowery was awarded the James Madison Award, which recognizes individuals for service to the First Amendment, April 14 by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky.

  • Moving forward

    In April of 2014, Marion County Public Schools hosted a strategic planning summit and invited members of the community to help them develop big dreams for the district. District officials organized another summit April 14 at Centre Square to update the public on its progress.
    Mike Cecil, chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, opened last week’s session by saying that more than 100 “dreamers” attended the 2014 event. This year, he said around 150 “believers” took part in the summit.

  • School board seeks comments on public comment policy

    The Marion County Board of Education heard reports on three committees, including one that is reviewing the board’s policy on public comments, during its April 18 meeting.
    Board Member Kaelin Reed reported that the public comment committee is looking into policy matters regarding how much advance notice should be given for someone to be on the agenda and how much time the board should set aside for public comments during its meetings.

  • PRIMARY ELECTION: Two Republicans seek to become next attorney general

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    State Sen. Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville and Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan – the two Republican candidates for attorney general – will face off in the May 19 primary.
    The attorney general, elected to a four-year term, serves several roles, including the state’s chief prosecutor, law enforcement officer and the chief law officer. He supervises prosecutors in Kentucky and writes opinions to advise government agencies and officials of the law.

  • Kentucky Writer’s Day celebration is April 24

    The 25th anniversary celebration of the official Kentucky Writer’s Day will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.

  • PROMposals

    Marion County High School’s Prom is Saturday at Centre Square in Lebanon. Several students went above the bar to ask his or her date to the prom. Some of them shared their “promposals” with us.

    Have fun at the prom, kids, and be safe.

  • Chorus to perform Broadway favorites

    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus will be performing Broadway favorites from Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys, Mo-town the Musical, Lion King, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and many more at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in St. Catharine Hall at St. Catharine College. Call 859-336-9232 for more information or reservations.

  • Green Festival is April 25 in Springfield

    * The original version of this story included the wrong date for this event. The Green Festival will take place Saturday, April 25. We apologize for the confustion.