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Today's News

  • Forever and Ever, Amen

    A quiet grave lay at the corner of St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. There was no headstone. Not even a metal nameplate. Just a patch of grass, neatly trimmed and unassuming. There was no clue whatsoever that Tommy Burress’s body had been laid to rest in the plot next to his father and the place reserved for his mother. If it hadn’t been for his long-time friend and coworker, Linda Nally, Burress’s resting place may still be little more than a patch of grass.

  • School board: Superintendent is ‘exemplary’

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser is doing an “exemplary” job, according to the members of the Marion County Board of Education who conducted Schlosser’s performance evaluation on June 14.
    After meeting in closed session for one hour and 44 minutes, the board reconvened in open session and Board Chairman Mike Cecil read the board’s summative evaluation statement out loud.

  • Boxing with The Greatest

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Many people have wondered and even dreamed of what it would have been like to box with Muhammad Ali.
    Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, was born in Louisville on Jan. 17, 1942. He was a world famous boxer, winning the World Heavyweight Championships twice in a row. He passed away on June 3, 2016 in Arizona.
    While the world is full of dreamers, Lebanon, Kentucky is home to a man who can actually tell you what it was like to spar with The Greatest.

  • 'Hope not dope'

    Since 2014, farmers and universities all across the state have been granted the ability to grow industrial hemp for a state pilot program.
    Madison Hemp and Flax 1806 LLC, owned by Mike Hickey of Marion County, is one of the participants this year.

  • Flexibility is key for new city hall

    When the design team created the plans for the new city hall in Lebanon, they wanted the building to represent transparency, strength and stability. Beyond what the building represents, however, they wanted a place the community would be proud to call theirs.
    According to Lindsey Tudor, the director of marketing for Murphy+Graves+Trimble, PLLC (MGT), flexibility was the key cornerstone when creating the designs for the new city hall. She stressed that the new facility will have a long future ahead of it.

  • Bardstown man murdered in near Springfield

    By John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    A Bardstown man died last week from a single gunshot wound to the head, passing away nearly 12 hours after a Washington County resident first discovered him on his property.
    A press release from Kentucky State Police, which is investigating the apparent murder, states that Yul Andre Rayford, 51, was found lying inside of a vehicle just off Bloomfield Road, 1.5 miles north of Springfield, but was still alive despite the bullet wound.

  • Former principal named MCPS director of exceptional child education

    Education has always been a passion for Shelley Badgett, and as the new director of exceptional child education for Marion County Public Schools, she has found her dream job.
    Originally from Canada, Badgett got her degree in elementary education and then moved to the United States in 2000. She then got her masters degree in special education from Campbellsville University. But she knew administration was in her future.

  • Marion County Fair begins Monday

    The 2016 Marion County Fair is revving up for another exciting line of events this year. Fair week will begin on Monday, June 27, and run through Saturday, July 2. There will be some new events this year that the Marion County Fair Board is really excited about.
    On Monday night, along with the Miss Teen Marion County and Miss Marion County Pageants, the fair will feature KOI Dirt Drags in front of the grandstand at 7 p.m.

  • County gives $10,300 to Kentucky Classic Arts

    Kentucky Classic Arts brought more than 20,000 people to Centre Square last year, according to Robin Humphress, and she would like to see the facility used even more in the future. But, in order to do that, Kentucky Classic Arts will need more funding, Humphress told members of the Marion County Fiscal Court during the court’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 16.

  • Lebanon native wins bronze medal

    Double lung recipient Lisa Cissell, a Marion County native, won a bronze medal in racquetball for Team Kentucky 2016 at the Transplant Games of America. Team Kentucky 2016 included 17 transplant recipients and three living kidney donors competed at the Transplant Games of America.
    Her sister Cara Brahm also competed in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America June 10-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.