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Today's News

  • Position, population and experience can affect elected officials pay

    When voters go to the polls on May 20 and on Nov. 4, they will be voting for a variety of federal, state and local officials.
    While voters know that their taxes are used to compensate these officials, they might not know what each of these officials are paid.
    Here is a closer look at what compensation officials receive at each level of government for the current year. For many positions, the salaries for 2015 have not yet been determined.

    Federal offices

  • Goodin-Rodgers cleared to play

    After a missed season and a long wait, former Marion County Lady Knight Kyvin Goodin-Rodgers has been cleared to return to play for the University of Kentucky.

    Goodin-Rodgers tweeted on April 30 that she felt good to be cleared to return to the court.

    In October, Goodin-Rodgers was diagnosed as having a pulmonary embolism, which forced her to sit out the 2013 season.

  • Linescores, May 14

     Marion County youth softball

    May 2

    Dodgers  0  0  4  -  4

    Rays        5   5 4  -  14

    Baylee Tungate and Carly Jo Thomas eached scored twice for the Rays fourth win. For the Dodgers Aubrey Knopp and D’yara Spalding each had RBI singles.

     

  • Youth leagues not giving up on concession stand makeover

    Healthier food options at concession stands are not necessarily a fan favorite, but local youth sports leagues haven’t given up on trying to offer more nutritious options.

  • MCPS dreams big at strategic planning summit

    “If we have dreams, how are we going to make those become a reality?”
    That was one of the questions Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser asked the audience of approximately 130 people, including school staff, site-base decision making council members, local government officials and community leaders gathered at the Marion County Public Schools Strategic Planning Summit, which was held Tuesday, May 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Paul Childers and The Black Tie Affair
  • Accreditation mix-up leaves SCC students scrambling for answers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Graduates from the radiology program at St. Catharine College are weighing their options following a recent meeting with school officials that revealed they do not have the proper accreditation to work in the state of Kentucky.

  • Travel writers are talking about Lebanon

    Lebanon has been getting some good publicity lately, according to Carla Wagner, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    She told the commission during its May 12 meeting that they hosted some travel writers recently, which will bring attention to the community.
    Dana McMahan of bodybybourbon.com and her husband visited Lebanon in April, and they are working on pieces that might be of interest to “foodies” and bourbon lovers.

  • Know where to vote before May 20

    May 20 will be the first time Marion County voters go to the polls using new precincts that were put approved based on data from the 2010 Census. The county approved new magisterial districts in 2011, but the state did not approve the new precincts until late last year.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office mailed thousands of postcards to county residents who may have seen a change in their precinct and where they vote.
    When the county redefined the magisterial districts, it also switched from using letters to numbers to identify those districts.

  • Corrections & Clarifications - May 14, 2014

    A photo in last week's edition misidentified a student at Marion County High School who was participating in a texting while driving exercise. The student's name is Stephanie Farmer not Stephanie Spalding.
    In a business brief last week, the phone number for Crystal Magick Cosmic Source was inadvertently omitted. The number is 270-321-2938. The business brief also should have mentioned past life regressions.