The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, May 14, to excuse Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton from attending board meetings for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30.
Hamilton, who unexpectedly announced his retirement after only two years as superintendent, did not attend the board’s May 14 meeting.
Tourism’s impact on the local economy keeps growing.
Statewide, tourism contributed more than $12.2 billion to Kentucky’s economy in 2012, and in Marion County, that impact increased by 9.6 percent to $21.45 million last year.
“It was well above the previous year and well above the state average,” said Carla Wagner, the administrative assistant for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
A third civil lawsuit has been filed as the result of a tractor accident following last year’s Warrior Dash.
Ronald Johnson of Greenup County filed a complaint April 26 in Marion Circuit Court against Steven Baudendistel and Elizabeth Bradshaw, both of 1190 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon, and against an unknown defendant.
Baudendistel was driving a tractor that was pulling a trailer carrying several passengers June 23, 2012, the same day the Warrior Dash obstacle race was held.
"Marion County's Got Talent" show at Angelic Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Lebanon. Youth winners will receive an invitation to showcase their talent at the Kentucky State Fair on the 4-H stage. The competition will be hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts (KCA) and Marion County 4-H. Call (270) 692-0021 to register.
The Marion County Board of Education took its first few steps toward searching for a new superintendent during a special-called meeting Tuesday night, May 7.
Dr. Chuck Hamilton unexpectedly announced his retirement Thursday evening, May 2.
Board Attorney Joe Mattingly informed the board that it had until May 31 to establish a screening committee. He also told board members that they must decide whether they want to hire a special search consultant, such as the Kentucky School Boards Association, or complete the search process in-house.
Five days before Deandre L. Douglas was set to go on trial, the accused leader of the Bardstown Money Gang accepted a plea deal offered by prosecutors.
Douglas, 20, of Lebanon agreed to plead guilty on three pending cases Wednesday and settled before he was set to go to jury trial Monday, May 13.
He is the second of three suspected gang members to plead guilty to the assault of a New Haven man in the parking lot of Huddle House in late November.
President Lincoln’s Own band will be performing as part of the Summer Season Celebration on May 24 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.
Don Johnson of Marion County, the founder of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, created President Lincoln’s Own, which was included in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was released last year.
President Lincoln’s Own will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. May 24. Their concert will feature songs from the 19th century. A luminary display will follow the concert from 8 to 9 p.m.