Today's News

  • Mentoring over meals

    Who Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is having lunch with has caused some controversy locally, and it was a topic of conversation during the Marion County Board of Education meeting Tuesday of last week.

    During the board meeting, Board Member Bernard Miles said he had to get something off of his mind.

  • Helping lost treasures get home

    Have you ever put on a jacket you haven't worn in a while, reached in the pocket and found a few bucks? I've never found more than $5, but still, it's a nice surprise. There's a chance there is another surprise waiting for you at the Kentucky State Treasury.

    State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach was in Lebanon last week to announce that the treasury's Treasure Finders program would be coming to Lebanon tomorrow, May 6. Treasure Finders is a program of the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasury.

  • 2010-11 school calendar is approved

    Spring Break is set in stone for the 2010-11 school year, and will not be used as makeup days for the district, according to the Marion County Board of Education and its recent approval of the 2010-11 school calendar.

    The school calendar, which was approved at a board meeting Tuesday of last week, includes the first day of school for students as Tuesday, Aug. 10. Fall break will be held the week of Oct. 4-8 and Spring Break will be held the week of April 4-8. The last day of school for students is scheduled for Friday, May 20.

  • Transfer station, landfill will be open Saturday to accept flood damaged materials

    The Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station on Fairground Road and the CD&D Construction/Debris Landfill on Hwy. 208 will be open Saturday, May 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. Both locations will be accepting flood-damaged waste.

    Residents with flood-damaged waste are asked to separate an building materials and household contents. Building materials, such as wood, insulation, drywall, etc., should be taken to the CD&D landfill. Household contents should be taken to the transfer station.

  • Portable showers available in Bradfordsville

    Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Teams have set up a portable shower trailer at the Bradfordsville Civic Center.

    The shower has eight stalls (four for men and four for women) and a washer and dryer. Anyone who does not have access to a shower as a result of the flooding May 1 and 2 can use the showers, according to Hayden Johnson, the Marion County emergency management deputy director.

    Also, Marion County Emergency Management Director Kenny Blair said people should take photos to document any damage they may have received.

  • Lady Knights keep winning

    After another solid week, the Marion County High School softball team improved to 12-4 overall.

    With district wins Monday and Tuesday, the Lady Knights can claim the first seed in the district tournament. Results from the Taylor County and Campbellsville games were unknown at press time.

    Marion County 15, Bardstown 0

  • MCHS English teacher wins All American Teacher of the Year Award

    Coury Leathers Osbourne, an English teacher at Marion County High School, was one of three Kentucky teachers selected for the inaugural National Math and Science Initiative award.

    In all, 18 teachers from the six states participating in the initiative's Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program were selected as award recipients. The participating states are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Virginia.

  • Tennis tournament play begins

    Tournament play begins this week for the Marion County High School tennis teams.

    The field was set for both boys and girls on Sunday night. Here's a look at the pairings.

    Marion County claimed the number one seeds across the board in boys and girls singles and doubles play.

    In boys play, Austin Spalding and Jordan Culver enjoy first round byes on opposite sides of the bracket in singles play.

    In doubles play, Noah Swencki and Jacob Burdette claimed the number one seed and enjoy a first round bye as do Joseph George and Alex Mayo.

  • Water distribution will begin at noon

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced that drinking water will be distributed today.

    Drinking water will be distributed throughout the county starting at noon today, Tuesday, May 4. The water will be distributed at local community fire departments, Bradfordsville Civic Center, the Lebanon Wal-mart and the parking lot of Loretto Foodland.

    Residents are asked to limit themselves to one case of water per household at this time.

  • It's party time

    Two of my favorite spreads for crackers are easy to make and keep well in the refrigerator. Either one would be a great addition to a party.