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Today's News

  • Band’s community performance postponed

    The Marion County Marching Knights are postponing a community performance, which was originally planned for Friday, July 31.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett noted that the freshman Jump Start will be taking place at the high school on Friday. That along with a few other conflicts led to the decision to postpone the community/parent performance.

    The new date and time will be reported when they become available.

  • Fall for a ball

    Tony Rahn enjoys baseball, and he’s a fan of the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds AAA affiliate.
    “Last year, we probably went seven or eight times. I grew up watching baseball. It’s entertaining for us, and of course, it’s a whole lot cheaper than the big leagues,” he said.
    So when he and his wife, Elaine, won seats in a luxury box at a Bats game at a fundraiser, they decided it would be a good way to celebrate his 50th birthday a little early. The game turned out to be more exciting than they ever expected.

  • Local artist to have work on display at CU

    Artist Susan Crum-Cox of Lebanon will have some of her work on display at an upcoming show at Campbellsville University. The opening reception is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Her selections entitled “A Closer Look At Home: Recent Paintings” will be on display at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery at Campbellsville University, which is located at 205 University Drive in Campbellsville.

     

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  • One dead, one injured in Elizabethtown shooting

    By Jeff D'Alessio
    The News-Enterprise

    One man is dead and another man injured after an early morning shooting Tuesday, July 28, at 422 Washington St. in Elizabethtown.
    Elizabethtown police have not released the names of the two men, who were shooting at each other.
    The dead man was found inside the white bungalow and was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee.

  • State probes accident at Beech Bend

    By Deborah Highland
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Within minutes of the Jitterbug Swing ride toppling over at Bowling Green's Beech Bend Amusement Park on Saturday evening, the park called state amusement park ride incident responders.
    Twelve people were treated at The Medical Center emergency room Saturday night and released, said Doris Thomas, a vice president at Commonwealth Health Corp., parent company of The Medical Center.

  • Study: ‘Pill mill’ law has cut doctor shopping

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    Kentucky’s prescription drug reforms from 2012 have resulted in a large drop in doctor shopping among addicts and a major decline in the number of questionable pain clinics operating in the state, a study shows.
    The University of Kentucky Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy conducted a yearlong review of the state’s “pill mill” legislation, finding a 52 percent decrease in the number of addicts who bounced from doctor to doctor in search of prescriptions.

  • Survey says…

    Every two years, the Kentucky Department of Education conducts a survey of the state’s public school teachers. The purpose of this survey is to track teachers’ opinions of the teaching and learning conditions at their respective schools.
    Statewide, 89.3 percent of teachers responded to the 2015 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey. In Marion County, 96 percent of teachers responded to the survey.
    The survey is focused on each school rather than the district as a whole.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 21st Century Learning Center, 214 N. Harrison Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes a discussion of staff drug testing, graduation requirements and the superintendent's evaluation. The evaluation is toward the end of the agenda, and the board is scheduled to go into executive session for the preliminary discussions related to that evaluation. A written evaluation will be presented in open session.
    Here is the agenda:
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

  • County looks to hire emergency management director

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty reported that he has received several applications for the vacant county emergency management director’s seat.
    “Hopefully we’ll have somebody appointed at the next meeting,” Daugherty said during the July 16 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.