Today's News

  • County approves budget for county clerk, sheriff and water district

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the 2011 budgets for the Marion County clerk's office, the sheriff's office and the Marion County Water District during its Dec. 16 meeting.

    The county clerk's budget estimated for 2011 is $2.74 million. This is a decrease from the 2010 budget, which County Clerk Karen Spalding estimated will be near $3 million.

  • Ready to work

    Denitra Cowherd wants to find a good job.

    "I've been looking for a long time," she said.

    Cowherd said she's been looking since 2007, but she sounded hopeful as she filled out job applications Dec. 16 on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. She was one of nearly 500 people who stopped at the job fair organized by the Marion County Office of Economic Development.

  • $2,500 reward to help find missing woman

    The family and friends of Kara Tingle Rigdon, who hasn't been seen since July 17, are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

    The last time anyone saw Kara Rigdon, 27, of Gravel Switch, she was on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch.

  • Outgoing board members say goodbye

    Last week's Marion County Board of Education meeting marked the final meeting for Board Chairwoman Sister Kay Carlew and Board Members Alex Ackermann and Brad Mattingly. In January, Ed Hacker, Michael Mullins and Mike Cecil, who won the election in November, will be taking their places on the board.

  • Superintendent's evaluation cancelled

    A mid-year evaluation of Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, which was scheduled for this past Monday, was cancelled after a majority of the school board decided it would be best to delay his evaluation until the newly-elected board convenes in January.

    But, according to Superintendent Smith, no matter who conducts his evaluation, he is in a "no-win situation."

  • Pay decision pending for tourism director

    While other tourism bureaus across the state and country are feeling the financial strain of the economy, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is experiencing a $30,000 increase in revenue compared to last year, and it is under budget in its expenses. But, apparently that's not enough proof that its director deserves a raise.

  • Wagner is hired as tourism administrative assistant

    Carla Wagner has been hired as the administrative assistant for the Lebanon Tourist and Con-vention Commission bureau. Wagner is replacing Nena Tharp, who is now assistant director for the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

  • Paul Childers Band participates in holiday special airing Christmas morning
  • McHolan is new sales manager

    Southern States and Springfield Service, Springfield, are pleased to welcome Mike McHolan as a new Territory Sales Manager for Washington, Marion and Nelson County and the surrounding area. In his new role, McHolan will be responsible for sales of all product lines, including feed, fertilizer, seed and ag chemicals, to customers in central Kentucky.
    McHolan has served Southern States customers since 1994, with the past 12 years in Management and Field Sales. He is a resident of western Boyle County, where his family has farmed for several generations.

  • Family Video wins Dickens Parade Award