Today's News

  • Extinguished

    Courtney Spalding held a candle in front of her as her obituary was being read. It was tough listening to someone describe how she had "died."

    "I really started crying when I heard my own [obituary] because it was something my parents would have to go through," she said.

    Spalding, a 17-year-old junior, hadn't really died, but she was one of the students chosen by the Grim Reaper to participate in the Ghost Out Wednesday at Marion County High School.

    The Ghost Out was a reminder of the risks of drinking and driving.

  • Grim Reality

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving estimate that 11,773 died as a result of drunk driving accidents in 2008 in the United States.

    That's more than 31 percent of the 37,261 traffic fatalities reported that year.

    In 2006, 1.46 million drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated in the U.S.

    These statistics give us a reason to understand why MADD is so passionate about its mission, but unfortunately, sometimes statistics don't help us understand the consequences of a bad decision.

  • Education briefs

    Property near LMS could be up for grabs

    An eight-acre plot of land connected to Lebanon Middle School could potentially be developed if the Marion County Board of Education doesn't purchase the property.

  • Track team fares well at Green meet

    Marion County finished second in the boy's competition and fourth in the girl's competition Tuesday of last week at their meet at Green County.

    The boy's scored 108 points and finished second behind Casey County (133 points) in the field of nine teams. The girl's scored 75 points and finished fourth out of nine teams.

  • Lady Knights win Hart County tourney


  • PVA candidate questionnaire - Wiliam U. Scott

    Name: William U. Scott

    Address: 260 Frogg Lane, Raywick, KY 40060

    Date of birth: October 16th, 1947

    Family information: wife-Kathy, son-Eric, daughter-in-law, Lori,

                    grandchildren, Taylor, Abby and Ethan

    Educational background:

            Graduated Lebanon High School        1965

  • Sheriff candidate questionnaire: Carroll Kirkland

    Name: Carroll Kirkland

    Address: 885 Hwy. 337

    Bradfordsville, Ky. 40099

    Date of birth: Feb. 2, 1949

    Family information: The Late John T. and Elizabeth Kirkland

    Married to Betty Brady Kirkland

    Children: Marcia (Jody) Hardin, Chad Kirkland

    Grandchildren: Brandon Hardin, Dallas & John Huston Kirkland

    Educational background:

    Work history: General Electric, 1968-1969,

    Pepsi Cola 1969-1981

    1981-1996 Deputy Sheriff, Marion County

  • School board considers drug-testing program at MCHS

    Marion County High School is one of the only high schools in the region that doesn't conduct student drug testing.

    But that could change by next school year.

    Jayne Hogan and Shelton Young, members of the Marion County Safe Community Coalition, made a proposal to the Marion County Board of Education last week to begin random student drug testing at MCHS.

  • Tech school makeover - inside and out

    The Marion County Area Technology Center is getting a major facelift with its addition and renovation project, but the school's curriculum is also in need of a pick-me-up, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund and Kenny Marrett, a member of the Marion County Jobs Training Consortium.

    Lund and Marrett made a presentation to the Marion County Board of Education during its meeting Tuesday, April 6, about enhancing curriculum and adding practicum courses at the tech center.

  • Tasty treats for your pets

    If you've got a dog or cat in your family, how about trying one of these homemade treats for them? Let the kids help. It's fun!