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Today's News

  • Area code 270 phone customers will have to dial 10 digits in 2014

    By Sarah Bennett
    Landmark News Service

    Beginning Aug. 3, phone customers in the 270 area code region may place calls by dialing seven or 10 digits in preparation for the roll out of an additional area code.
    The option to use seven digits ends Jan. 31, 2014, after which customers will be required to dial 10 digits when placing local calls, according to a news release. To dial long distance, callers must add a 1.

  • ‘Lincoln” band to perform Sunday

    The Marion County Heritage Center will once again delve into the Civil War’s musical history with a concert this Sunday by President Lincoln’s Own, which appeared in the recent movie “Lincoln.”
    The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, on the steps of the heritage center, which is housed in the old Marion County Courthouse, 120 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    The concert is free, but donations are appreciated, according to Mary Kay Clements of the Marion County Historical Society, which runs the heritage center.

  • School board receives superintendent recommendations

    The Marion County Board of Education had the weekend to review the recommendations of the superintendent search committee. The next step for the board members is to identify who they will interview for the vacant position.
    The school board received recommendations from the search committee members during a special-called meeting on July 3 at the board of education office.

  • Road improvements completed near New Haven

    As we mark the reopening of Highway 247, I would like to express my appreciation to Governor Steve Beshear and the Transportation Cabinet officials in Elizabethtown for making the repair of the highway, as well as the Bull Run Creek safety project, high priorities for emergency funding.

  • Push for higher dropout age continues

    At the end of each legislative session, there is understandably a lot of discussion about what the General Assembly has passed.
    Although not given as much fanfare, the early to middle part of summer is an important period as well, because – other than those relatively rare cases when there is a specific enactment date or an emergency clause – that is when all legislation actually takes effect.  This year, that date fell on June 25.

  • Corrections and clarifications - July 10, 2013

    In last week’s story “Fighting to Survive” about Marion Adjustment Center, Warden Daniel Akers was incorrectly identified as David Akers.
    In last week’s sports section, a cutline from the recent Dirt Bowl incorrectly identified a player as Spencer Riggs. The player should have been identified as Antonio Douglas.
     

  • Remembering a friend

    A newspaper, like many work places, can make your co-workers feel like family. You spend a lot of time together, often more than you spend at home with your real family.

  • MCPS has a new leader

    Taylora Schlosser made history Thursday, July 11, when she was hired to become the first female superintendent for Marion County Public Schools.
    And while that distinction definitely puts a smile on her face, she said it’s not about her gender, it’s about what she can accomplish.
    “It’s not about being a male or female… It’s about getting the job done,” Schlosser said.

  • Wagner hired as tourism director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has been searching for a new executive director for months. Monday, they found her, and she was in their own office the whole time.
    Carla Wagner was approved by a 4-0 vote to become the new director at the commission's July 8 meeting after a 30-minute executive session.
    Chairman Brad Lanham was not present at Monday's meeting, and two commission seats expired at the end of June, leaving the commission with four members at the meeting.

  • All stars hope to play tonight after rain delays

    Last week’s rain caused major delays for local Little League all-star teams.

    The start of the state softball tournament was scheduled to start Sunday at North Laurel Little League in London, but field conditions delayed the start of the tournament until 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, for Marion County’s 11-12 softball all star team.

    Marion County’s 11-year-old baseball all stars are still trying to complete the 5th District tournament at South Hardin Little League in Elizabethtown.