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Today's News

  • NAACP scholarship applications at MCHS

    Applications for scholarships offered by the Marion County chapter of the NAACP are now available in the guidance counselor’s office at Marion County High School. The local NAACP chapter is giving out two $500 scholarships, one from the NAACP and one from the family of Verda Calhoun.  
    To apply, fill out an application and mail it to the address on the application form by Friday, May 2. Applicants are encouraged to start early because the application takes time and thought to complete.

  • June 4 will be the last day for Marion County students

    The Marion County Board of Education approved several amendments to the school calendar at its April 10 meeting.

    School will not be in session on Memorial Day.

    The last day for students will be Wednesday, June 4.

    The closing day for teachers will be Friday, June 6.

    The MCHS graduation ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7.

  • West Marion Elementary Principal taking a leave of absence

    Benji Mattingly, who has been principal at West Marion Elementary School since July of 2005, is taking an unexpected leave of absence for the remainder of the school year.
    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said Mattingly is taking “personal time” and Danny Lyvers, who was principal at WMES for 14 years before retiring in 2005, will be serving as interim principal during Mattingly’s absence.
    The Lebanon Enterprise asked Mattingly if he wanted to make a statement and he declined.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline plan would affect 750 water crossings

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    More than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds across Kentucky would be affected by the proposed construction of the Bluegrass Pipeline, according to documents that developers submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Tobacco is state's biggest health challenge, commissioner says

    By Chuck Mason
    Bowling Green Daily News

    The single biggest factor affecting public health in Kentucky is tobacco, according to the state’s public health commissioner.

  • Churchill Downs to take more from each bet

    By Gregory A. Hall
    The Courier-Journal

    Churchill Downs will take a bigger cut from each bet when its spring meet starts later this month — a move that could add $8 million to its revenues and increase purses by a similar amount.
    The increase, which takes effect with the start of spring racing on April 26 and includes the Kentucky Derby, means gamblers who cash a winning ticket will collect less money.

  • Horse farm 'worst case of animal cruelty I've seen'

    Some of the horse skeletons on Larry Browning's Pendleton County farm were found still wearing halters. Some were so starved their ribs showed through their skin.
    There was very little hay for the horses to eat, some of it in pools of water along with horse carcasses, county animal control officials said.
    Browning told them he planned to sell all the horses, either to private owners or to slaughterhouses outside of the country, by May.

  • State fire training center in Campbellsville closes

    By Leslie Moore
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

    They learned how to navigate a collapsed building, manage the scene of an airplane crash and how to rescue someone trapped under ice. But Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue's firefighters will have to rely on mostly in-house training now that State Fire Rescue Training Area 14 has closed.

  • Ridge racing injures teens

     Four teenagers were injured as a result of an accident while racing early Saturday morning on Scott’s Ridge Road, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Jacob Smith, 18, Michael Hunter Wimsatt, 18, and Kyle Edlin, 16, all of Lebanon were flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville, and Anthony Firment, 18, of Raywick was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital. 

  • Lebanon woman dies in accident on Hwy. 84

    A 62-year-old woman died Sunday morning after a single-vehicle accident on KY 84.

    Ann Hope Mattingly of Lebanon died as a result of the accident, which occurred at 9:59 a.m. April 6 an estimated 3.2 miles west of Lebanon, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Mattingly was driving east on KY 84 in a 2003 Chevy Blazer when she lost control of the vehicle, which dropped off the shoulder of the road. According to the state police, she over-corrected, left the roadway and struck a tree.