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Today's News

  • Congressman Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.
    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center closed temporarily

     The Lebanon Aquatic Center is closed temporarily while the city is replacing the HVAC system at the center. 

    City Administrator John O. Thomas said the city hopes it will be able to reopen the pool by next week.

  • Kynect enrollment extended through April 11

     The Governor’s Office has announced that enrollment for health insurance through kynect has been extended through April 11 for Kentuckians who had trouble starting or completing their applications.

    Kentuckians who completed their applications by March 31 can visit kynect.ky.gov to select a plan by midnight April 15 for coverage that could start May 1.

  • 15-year-old female has been located

    A 15-year-old female who had been reported missing was located on Wednesday morning.

    Amber Marie Hagerty was last seen at 10 p.m. Monday, March 31, at her grandmother's house in Lebanon. Her mother took her to the Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday morning, April 2.

  • School daze on school days

    Marion County Public Schools have missed 16 days of school this year, and the school board continues to go back and forth on how those missed days should be made up.
    “I think we have to look at what we think is best for kids,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser told board members at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week. “Our board is very adamant that we want kids to get as many days of instruction in as possible.”

  • Two new candidates seek county judge’s seat

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly will be stepping down at the end of this year, and two men are seeking to take his place.
    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly are running against one another for county judge in the Democratic primary on May 20. Unless an independent or write-in candidate files before the general election in November, then the primary winner will be the next county judge.

  • County judge/executive candidate - David Daugherty

    David Daugherty, 45, is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School. He attended St. Catharine College and Eastern Kentucky University and completed 130 hours of business classes.

    He and his wife, Renee, have triplets, Ben, Katelyn and Samantha. Daugherty is employed as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank.

    1. Why are you running for county judge/executive?

  • County judge/executive candidate - Doug Mattingly

    Doug Mattingly, 53, is a 1980 graduate of Marion County High School. He also worked for the Marion County Board of Education doing maintenance until he retired in 2009.

    He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children, Leanne and Logan, and three grandchildren.

    1. Why are you running for county judge/executive?

    DM: I'd like to work for the county and see what good I can do for the county.

  • Every school could get a full-time nurse

    While it’s not official until a contract is signed, every school in the Marion County Public School System could have its very own nurse next school year.

  • Top of the barrel

    Barry Shewmaker was at the bottom of the barrel when he went to work at Kentucky Cooperage in 1991. In his first job, he was a barrel stacker, which is exactly what the title implies.
    And he used that experience to build a career.
    Today, Shewmaker is the plant manager at the cooperage, which is owned by Independent Stave Company, and he was recognized as this year’s Outstanding Industry Manager by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.