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Today's News

  • Fiscal court for debris disposal plan

    Few decisions were made during the July 11 special-called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court. However, the magistrates did express their support for a proposal to enter into an agreement with the City of Lebanon to allow residents to dispose of vegetative/non-woody debris.

  • GES principal resigns

    Glasscock Elementary School Principal Lee Ann Divine announced her resignation July 9. She’s been the principal at GES for 12 years.
    “GES parents... I have resigned my job in Marion County to take a job in another district,” Divine wrote on the GES Facebook page. “Thank you for sharing your children with me. I have wonderful memories from these past 12 years. Best wishes.”

  • Loud and proud

    Randy Desrosiers has made the trip from Waterford, Mich., to attend Jets Over Kentucky nearly every year the event has been held at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. He’s seen the event grow from around 40 pilots in its first year to more than 200 pilots, making it the largest model jet show in the country.
    While he was complimentary of the facility and the quantity and quality of the pilots at the event, there is something else that separates Jets Over Kentucky from similar shows.
    “The nicest thing about this event is the atmosphere,” he said.

  • State rep doesn't think state will change its mind about MAC

    State Representative Terry Mills used the Friday Forum on July 12 to address the past legislative session and the near future with regards to a special session on redistricting.
    But the biggest issue for the present is the status of the state's contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

  • MCHS sees jump in ACT scores

    Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall is walking a little taller since receiving test scores last week, which show that the school's English, reading, science and composite scores on the ACT have set a new school record for being the highest in school history.
    "This just shows that with some time and patience, good things do happen," Hall said.

  • Walk of Faith

    Last week, hundreds of young Latter Day Saints got a taste of what it was like for the Mormon pioneers who trekked from Illinois to Utah in the 1840s.
    The youth spent much of the day Thursday pulling handcarts over uneven ground on the Raikes’ farm outside Bradfordsville. After camping out that evening, they pulled their carts into town Friday morning, where they did some community service, including repainting curbs and basketball poles and cleaning up at the old school and the park.

  • The band played on

    President Lincoln’s Own, which appeared and performed in the movie “Lincoln,” held a concert Sunday afternoon in front of the Marion County Heritage Center. In full, wool uniforms and in temperatures that reached as high as 94 degrees, the band performed several songs from the Civil War era along with providing some history about the songs significance. The heritage center houses the instrument collection that belongs to Don Johnson, who is the director of President Lincoln’s Own. The center also has some of the band’s uniforms on display.

  • International touch

    Carla Wagner has taken the long road to becoming the new executive director of the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission. Now, she’s looking to continue the progress made by her predecessors.
    Wagner has worked for the tourist commission since July of 2010, when she became the administrative assistant under former director Chris Hamilton, who left to become the tourism director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois.
    “Chris Hamilton really built this office,” Wagner said.

  • Trying to slow down a pipeline

    I received a phone call Friday from a citizen concerned about the Bluegrass Pipeline. He’d heard it could be coming through the northwestern part of Marion County.
    If you haven’t heard about the pipeline, here’s what I’ve been able to learn so far.  According to the official website for the project (bluegrasspipeline.com), The Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, are working on the project, which would transport natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the northeastern United States and the Gulf Coast.

  • Do Not Call Registry celebrates anniversary

    For those of us who recall what it was like to have dinner regularly interrupted by unwanted telemarketers, late last month was a special time, because it marked the 10th anniversary of the National Do Not Call Registry.