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Today's News

  • Akers hired as Glasscock Elementary principal

    Angie Akers will be the next principal at Glasscock Elementary School. She had been the school's assistant principal.

    The GES School-Based Decision Making Council announced Tuesday that Akers would be replacing Jennifer Brogle, who announced in May that she would be resigning due to family needs.

    Akers previously worked as the library media specialist at Glasscock and the interim assistant principal at Marion County High School.

    Look for more about Akers in an upcoming edition.

  • Chamber director resigns

    Stacy Mattingly has resigned as the executive director of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

    In a letter received July 3 by the chamber’s board of directors, Mattingly expressed her gratitude to the current and past board members. Mattingly has served as the chamber director since 2008.

    “I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had and I’ve learned,” she wrote.

  • Summer servings

    If it’s up to Marion County Public Schools, no child in the community will go hungry during summer break.
    MCPS is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which it has been doing for more than 20 years, according to Troy Benningfield, who has been serving as the district’s food service director during the past school year.

  • Loretto teen injured in accident

    At 2:38 p.m., July 1, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a one-vehicle collision with injuries on Highway 49 (Loretto Road) approximately two miles south of Loretto. Hope Riggs, 18, of Loretto was operating a 2002 Pontiac traveling north when she lost control of her vehicle, left the roadway and came to rest in a creek. Riggs was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Sheriff Courtney Deering investigated.

     

  • Drugs remain an issue for industry, community

    About a year ago, the Marion County Economic Development Office hosted a Friday Forum discussion about drugs and drug treatment options in the community. At that time, Economic Development Director Tom Lund said local industry officials have expressed concerns about new employees being unable to pass drug tests, according to Lund.
    In a recent phone interview, he said that problems remain.
    “It’s not any worse, but from what I can find out, it’s not any better,” Lund said.

  • Two Lebanon residents arrested for breaking into Corner Food Mart

    Christopher D. Spalding, 21, and Charles J. Webb, 29, both of Lebanon have been arrested on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief after they allegedly broke into Corner Food Mart in Loretto in the  early morning hours of Tuesday, June 30.

  • Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide

    In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled on June 26 that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. The U.S. is now the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Married same-sex couples will now have the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples and will be recognized on official documents such as birth and death certificates.

  • Jets Over Kentucky is July 5-12

    The world’s largest remote control jet show will be back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport starting this weekend.
    From July 5 to 12, an estimated 200 remote control jet pilots are expected to arrive in Central Kentucky for the 11th annual Jets Over Kentucky. Pilots from the U.S., Spain, Asia, Iceland and Europe are expected to attend this year’s event, along with pilots from Canada and Mexico.

  • One step at a time

    Every morning when Jackie Reynolds opens her eyes she asks the same question:
    “God, am I going to be able to stand up?”
    Jackie, 52, has been suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder, since she was 23.
    She remembers getting up one morning and trying to make the bed.
    “I couldn’t make it. I couldn’t stand up. I couldn’t get my arms to raise,” Jackie said. “It scared the daylights out of me.”

  • 25 years and 2,700 drawings later, hand-drawn film debuts

    By Kyle Arensdorf
    karensdorf@herald-leader.com

     
    A passion project 25 years in the making came to fruition Wednesday night, June 24, for a Lexington-based artist and filmmaker from Marion County.
    From a very young age, 61-year-old Bill Glasscock could be found with pencil to paper, scribbling in the margins of his notebook at school.
    He was always tasked with creating posters for his third-grade class and drawing the giant Santa Claus come Christmas time.