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Today's News

  • Divided board votes to give superintendent 18-month extension to establish residency

    A divided Marion County Board of Education has voted to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish her residency in Marion County.

  • High school report cards available to pick up

    Parents of high school students can now pick up report cards at Marion County High School.

    Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the office is closed from noon until 1 p.m. for lunch.

  • Alleged abuse in Room 126

    A group of local parents are suing the Marion County Public School System, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, current and former MCPS administrators and a teacher for alleged abuse of their special needs children.
    The lawsuit was filed in Marion Circuit Court Thursday, June 12, on behalf of Paul and Virginia Boone of Lebanon, Elizabeth J. Johnson of St. Francis and Stacey Hall of Lebanon, all parents of special needs children who attend or have attended Marion County High School.

  • Still going strong

    The first Old Mill Day was held in 1989, and for a quarter century, the celebration has remained a time when the Bradfordsville community comes together.

    Admittedly, it was a noticeably smaller affair when it first began.

    “We had the supper. We had fireworks. We had music,” Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen recalled.

    The idea for Old Mill Day, in a way, rose out of what many in the community considered a sad event — the closing of the Bradfordsville School in 1984.

  • Parents suing teacher, MCPS for alleged abuse of special needs children

    A group of local parents are suing the Marion County Public School System, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, current and former MCPS administrators and a teacher for alleged abuse of their special needs children.
    The lawsuit was filed in Marion Circuit Court Thursday, June 12, on behalf of Paul and Virginia Boone of Lebanon, Elizabeth J. Johnson of St. Francis and Stacey Hall of Lebanon, all parents of special needs children who attend or have attended Marion County High School.

  • Doug Mattingly files as write-in candidate for judge/executive race

    Doug Mattingly lost the Marion County Judge/Executive race to David Daugherty in the May primary election by a large margin, but he’s not giving up just yet.
    Tuesday, June 10, he filed to run as a write-in candidate for the judge/executive’s race in November.
    “I still think I’m the better person for that job,” Mattingly said. “I don’t think it, I know that I’m the better person for that job.”

  • Local attorney to run for school board

    Kaelin Reed, a local attorney in Lebanon, has announced his candidacy to run for school board.
    Thursday, June 12, he filed to run for the District 2 seat, which was vacated by Michael Mullins on May 21.

  • Board meeting focused on 2013-14 ‘highlights’

    A crowd of approximately 40 people attended the June 10 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education. However, no delegations were included on the agenda, and no public comments were made at the meeting.
    The June 10 meeting occurred just one day after a public forum in Loretto in which multiple citizens expressed concerns about the direction the school district is heading, including some concerns about recent personnel decisions.

  • Judge recuses himself in election case

    A hearing was scheduled June 13 in the lawsuit filed over the results of the May 20 Republican primary race for the 24th District state representatives, but the court is no closer to a decision.
    The 24th District includes Green, LaRue and Marion counties.
    David Williams, who is a circuit judge in the 40th Judicial District, had been appointed as a special judge, but he has recused himself from the case.

  • Two caught after escape attempt

    On June 13, two prisoners tried but failed to escape while at the Marion County Judicial Center.
    The two prisoners Samantha J. Rigdon, 25, and Jonathan C. Livers, 18, attempted their escape while they were being transported from court. Sheriff Jimmy Clements was preparing to place the prisoners in a vehicle to transport them to the Marion County Detention Center when Rigdon and Livers tried to run across the parking lot while wearing full restraints.
    Both were apprehended before they got out of the parking lot.