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Today's News

  • Terrell to join St. A in July as principal

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Paul Terrell just isn’t ready to retire but he has done his time, 27 years as a Kentucky educator — teacher, principal, administrator — all of it in Washington County, where he is a lifelong resident.
    At home for lunch one day from his job as director of transportation and facilities, Terrell decided to browse through the local newspaper. He saw an ad for a principal at St. Augustine Grade School, talked it over with his wife, and applied.

  • Public library receives $2.9 million for renovation, expansion

    The Marion County Public Library announced last week that over the next 20 years it will receive nearly $3 million in state funds to renovate and expand its facility.

  • Stolen signs costing county thousands

    Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs… being stolen, that is.
    The Marion County Road Department has been spending much more of its time and money replacing stolen road signs and stop signs this year. During a two-day span recently - April 16-17 - 27 signs were stolen on Danville Highway. Eleven of them have since been recovered.
    Since Jan. 11, the road department has ordered $3,000 worth of supplies to replace stolen signs.

  • Pieces of the puzzle

    Mother Nature didn’t cooperate Saturday, but the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the 7th annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk, which was held at Marion County High School due to the poor weather conditions. Thirty-nine individuals who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and their families were recognized during the event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. organization.

  • Education briefs

    Last day of school changed
    The Marion County Board of Education voted to change the last day of school during its regular monthly meeting April 17. The last of school was moved up a day earlier, and it will now be Wednesday, May 17.

    Marion County High School graduation
    The graduation ceremony for Marion County High School's Class of 2017 will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, in the Roby Dome.

    Superintendent’s report

  • 2017 MCPS Reading Celebration

    Marion County Public Schools celebrated reading all week last week. Students and the entire community were invited to Marion County High School Thursday evening for the community reading night, which included appearances by Batman and the Batmobile, the Dream Bus, Storm Troopers, Power Rangers and a petting
    zoo.

  • Bradfordsville woman indicted for DUI, reckless driving, wanton endangerment

    Connie S. Raikes, 58, of 106 East Main Street in Bradfordsville was indicted April 19 in Washington Circuit Court for first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and reckless driving.

  • Music therapy at autism center Saturday

    Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. will be having music therapy at the Autism Center located at 748 West Main Street from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29. This event will only be for individuals on the autism spectrum as it is therapy and siblings will not be allowed to participate. Please contact Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net with any questions.
     

  • Progress on Main Street

    Driving into downtown Lebanon, you can’t miss it.
    Construction on the new Lebanon City Hall on Main Street is continuing at a fast pace. Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said hopefully, by the end of the month, the brick crew will be on site and the cupola accent will arrive.

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center to receive pricey facelift

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center will be undergoing a $364,000 facelift at the end of the summer.
    The Lebanon City Council voted last week to accept a bid from Marion County Welding and Fabrication to replace the aquatic center’s roof and paint the interior of the 19-year-old facility. The bid was for a total of $364,382.85.