Today's News

  • Courthouses to close, court services to shut down statewide Aug. 6

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Monday, Aug. 6, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the first of three furlough days in 2012. This will be the first time since Kentucky's modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.

  • Volleyball season right around the corner

    With school starting in Marion County in just a few days, that means only one thing - the start of high school sports. The team that will play the first organized event of the new school year is the Lady Knights volleyball team.
    The team actually began their season when they competed in the Bluegrass State Games this past weekend.

  • Spalding leads tennis team to USTA championship

  • Distinguished Young Woman is Aug. 4

    Eighteen young ladies are scheduled to participate in the 2013 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Marion County High School. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

    The theme for this year's program is "Viva Las Vegas," and the motto for Distinguished Young Woman is "emphasis on education." Participants in the program are judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression.

  • Lumberjaxx win tournament

    The Lebanon Lumber Jaxx recently won the TNY Invitational Tournament at Jaycees Park in Lancaster/Garrard County.

  • Candidate filing deadline is Aug. 14

    A wide variety of offices - from city hall up to the White House - will be on the ballot Nov. 6.

    Local candidates who would like to run for seats in non-partisan races have until 4 p.m. Aug. 14 to file with the Marion County Clerk's Office. Write-in candidates have until Oct. 26 to file to run.

    The biggest race on the fall ballot will pit incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden again Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who has not yet named his running mate.

  • Fiscal court has revised its August meeting schedule

    Normally, the Marion County Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. For the month of August, however, the fiscal court will be meeting on the second and fourth Thursday instead.

    Those meetings on Aug. 9 and 23 are considered special-called meeting because they are being held on a different date than the court's regularly scheduled meeting.

  • School will start on time

    Renovation work at Marion County High School won't be entirely finished by Wednesday, Aug. 8, the first day of school, but school will start as planned, according to Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton.

    "All classrooms will be ready," he said. "The hallways may be with temporary lighting in places the first few days of school. Restrooms will be completed."

  • Superintendent, school board discusses visions, goals

    School starts for local public school students exactly one week from today.

    (Yes, school will, indeed, be starting on time. See related story on page A1.)

    So, it seems fitting that the Marion County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton spent time last week reviewing and discussing the district's vision and goals during a special called meeting Thursday, July 26. (Board Member Bernard Miles was not in attendance.)

  • Reed wins bronze at Bluegrass State Games

    Kaelin Reed of Lebanon won the bronze medal in the men's 3.0 level tennis competition at the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington on July 15.