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Today's News

  • Lebanon rap artist releases his first album

    Information provided by Shakata Elder

    Javar Adams, 29, of Lebanon has released his first album titled “Born 2 Lose Built 2 Win.”

  • Getting started, changing paths, starting over

    Felicia Hazelwood, 41, of Lebanon is on her way to becoming a certified medical assistant and making a better life for herself and her nine-year-old son.
    Kambron Hayden, 19, of Springfield is working part-time at Barber Cabinets while also going to college to earn his industrial maintenance degree.
    Amy Badgett, 41 of Lebanon is working a fulltime job at Inter County Energy after having worked in the fast food business for approximately 10 years. She considers her job at Inter County a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”

  • Suspect involved in police chase arrested

    A suspect involved in a police chase out of Boyle County Tuesday afternoon was arrested Wednesday in Burgin.

    The man fled on foot after the vehicle he was traveling in crashed on a farm near the Boyle County/Marion County line.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said the suspect was allegedly driving a stolen truck when he fled from police in Boyle County.

  • Stage fright to spotlight

    Singing in front of people used to make sisters Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty so nervous that they would hide behind furniture or walls in their home when singing for their parents’ friends.
    The first time they can remember singing in front of an audience together was around nine years ago when they performed at the St. Joe Community Center. They sang “Grenade” by their favorite male artist, Bruno Mars, and they both were beyond nervous.

  • Labor Day closings

    All county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. There will be no garbage pickup Monday. Instead, the county will be doing a double route on Tuesday. Please have trash out early.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The clerk’s office will reopen at 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5.
    Lebanon City Hall will also be closed Monday. The Marion County Public Library is closed on Monday, as well.

  • Maker’s Mark voted ‘Best Bourbon and Bourbon Distillery Tour’
  • MCPS School Bus Maintenance Director to retire after 44 years

    By Nicole Schlosser
    School Bus Fleet Magazine

    As of December, a maintenance director here known to some as the “godfather of transportation” in the state will retire, or “step down,” as he prefers to think of it, after 44 years of service.
    Ricky Courtwright, the director of vehicle maintenance at Marion County Public Schools, started out as a maintenance technician while he was still in high school. Working on cars had always come naturally to him, since it runs in the family.

  • MCPS preschool programs receive 5-star rating

    By Jason Simpson
    Marion County Public Schools

    All three of Marion County Public School’s preschool programs have received a 5-star rating -- the highest possible score -- based on Kentucky’s ALL STAR quality rating system. MCPS has preschool classrooms at Glasscock Elementary, Lebanon Elementary and West Marion Elementary.
    This comes on the heels of some other good news for early learning programs in the district.

  • Lebanon Elementary's Reading Celebration

    Lebanon Elementary held a special reading celebration on Aug. 18. Students were required to read at least six books over the summer and keep a reading journal to attend the celebration. They received a t-shirt, sunglasses, snacks and time on the playground. The top readers were recognized.
     

  • ‘Throwin’ shade’ eclipse style

    For the first time since 1979, people witnessed a rare solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. All schools in Marion County were closed, and several businesses closed, as well, which allowed many people, and their children, to enjoy viewing the eclipse together. This is the first time in 100 years that a total eclipse has crossed the span of the continent.