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Today's News

  • MCHS football coach resigns

    Corey Crume, Marion County High School head football coach, has resigned effective immediately.
    According to an email from Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, Crume has accepted a position to coach football at Kentucky State University. He has submitted a letter of resignation for his teaching position as the high school's in-school detention teacher and as the school's head football coach.
    "I would like to wish Coach Crume the best and appreciate his work for the 2015-2016 school year," Schlosser wrote in her email.

  • Outstanding Award winners are announced

    The 2016 Marion County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet was held Thursday, Jan. 28, at Centre Square in Lebanon. Awards were presented to Outstanding Farmer, Healthcare Provider, Educator, Industry Person and Citizen of the Year. The Lebanon Main Street Committee presented a Downtown Beautification Award.
    Award winners are as follows:

    • Outstanding Educator - Jane Spalding (West Marion Elementary School)
    • Outstanding Industry Person – Robert L. Goodin (Lebanon Oak Flooring)

  • Marion County receives grant to clean up illegal dump

    Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced last week approximately $1.75 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 139 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth, including Marion County.
    The illegal dump that will be cleaned up in Marion County is the Duane Schlabach dump site in Gravel Switch, which has an estimated 13,015 cubic yards of waste, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    The grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund.

  • 2016 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    Pictured are the 2016 Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. They are, front row from left, Chamber President Liz Lawson, Chamber President-Elect Brad Cox, Troy Benningfield, Joe Mattingly and Frank Buckler; back row from left, are Jackie Wright, John Arthur Elder IV, Erica Barnes, Lisa Kearnes (past president), Dave Hagan and Harry VanWhy. Not pictured is Chamber Treasurer Ben Mudd.

  • Monks bring a following to St. Catharine College

    After having traveled more than 7,000 miles by air, seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehradun, India, have made it to the United States and passed through Springfield last week. While here, they hosted demonstrations on debate, chanting, culture and compassion on the Saint Catharine College campus while also creating a World Peace Sand Mandala, a piece of art created with colorful sands.

  • Cause of Lexington stockyards fire still under investigation

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The cause of a Saturday fire that destroyed or damaged five businesses including the Bluegrass Stockyards remained under investigation Sunday as fire crews continued working on the site of one largest fires in Lexington’s history.
    “The investigation is still ongoing, there are a number of people who need to be interviewed. We want to be thorough,” said Lexington Battalion Chief Joe Best.

  • Winter Storm Jonas brings winter wallop

    Marion County was slammed with 15 to 17 inches of snow Friday, Jan. 22, causing schools, government offices and most businesses to close and most drivers to stay off the roads.

  • Animal shelter goes the distance to save dogs, cats

    The staff at the Marion County Animal Shelter is saving more animals than ever before.
    According to last year’s statistics, 447 animals went to rescue groups, 114 animals were adopted and 63 animals were returned to owners.
    Marion County Animal Control Officer Kay Turpin and her staff have worked tirelessly to try and save as many animals as possible, and rescue groups all over the country have helped tremendously with their efforts.

  • House fire critically injures woman

    A Lebanon woman is in critical condition after a house fire early Sunday, Jan. 24.
    The fire occurred at 12:12 a.m. at 625 Golfview Terrace in Lebanon. According to the police log, a caller reported a house was on fire, and the home’s owner, who was on oxygen, had suffered burns on her skin and hair. Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue Squad and the Lebanon Fire Department responded to the scene.

  • MCHS band director pleads not guilty

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, pled not guilty to charges of video voyeurism and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor in Marion District Court Wednesday of last week.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was arrested Jan. 6 by Marion County Sheriff Deputies after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student. The criminal complaint states that the inappropriate activity took place on Dec. 26. Additional charges are expected, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.